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Utilization of CSMIP Strong-Motion Records to Rationalize Horizontal Force Factors (Cp)

by R.M. Czarnecki, D.N. Rentzis, M.A. Bello and D.M. Bergman

Czarnecki, R.M., D.N. Rentzis, M.A. Bello and D.M. Bergman (1994). Utilization of CSMIP Strong-Motion Records to Rationalize Horizontal Force Factors (Cp). SMIP94 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 89 - 104.

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Abstract

The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) of the Division of Mines and Geology has obtained and processed a number of significant building response records from its network of seismographs in California. This study was conducted using strong motion data to investigate the performance of nonstructural elements and building components under actual earthquake loadings and to improve the seismic provisions of the building codes. The study includes the analysis of building response records obtained primarily from the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.