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Analysis of a Two Story Oakland Office building During the Loma Prieta Earthquake

by F. McClure

McClure, F. (1991). Analysis of a Two Story Oakland Office building During the Loma Prieta Earthquake. SMIP91 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 13-1 - 13-11.

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Abstract

A three-dimensional model of a two story Oakland office building was subjected to response spectra and time history analyses developed from the California Division of Mines and Geology Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) Loma Prieta earthquake records. Although the building had a severe plan torsional irregularity, and was subjected to large peak ground, second floor and roof accelerations, the building suffered no damage. These dynamic analyses showed that the building was twice as stiff and strong as required by current 1988 Uniform Building Code provisions.