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Response Evaluation of Three Concrete Frame Buildings to the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake

by Farzad Naeim, Roy Lobo, Julia Li, Tom Sabol and Roger Li

Naeim, Farzad, Roy Lobo, Julia Li, Tom Sabol and Roger Li (1998). Response Evaluation of Three Concrete Frame Buildings to the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake. SMIP98 Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 91 - 118.

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Abstract

As a part of a project sponsored by the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program of state of California (SIMP), responses of three concrete frame buildings during the 1994 Northridge earthquake are being evaluated. This investigation is at various stages of progress for the three buildings. For the 13 Story Sherman Oaks Building both linear and nonlinear analysis have been performed and nonstructural components response has been evaluated. For the 32 Story Burbank Building, linear analysis had been completed and nonlinear analysis is in progress. For the 7 Story Van Nuys Hotel construction of computer models are in progress. This paper serves as a status report on what has been learned so far from these investigations. Further details and refinements to observation presented in this paper will be forthcoming in a report to the SMIP.