by Gary Hart, M. Skokan, A. Dumortier and S. Huang
Hart, Gary, M. Skokan, A. Dumortier and S. Huang (1999). Evaluation of Response of a Tall Concrete Frame Building to Multiple Earthquakes. SMIP99
Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 97 - 116.
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The response of an instrumented reinforced concrete moment-resisting frame (RCMRF)
building, located in Southern California, was investigated to show how instrumented
response can significantly improve the accuracy of performance based design. RCMRF
buildings are particularly difficult to model and therefore this uncertainty reduction
is very important. A model of the building using FEMA 273 recommended structural design
variables is used as a baseline model. Performance based design estimates are made
using this model and then compared with estimates made using improved models that benefit
from the measured 1987 Whittier and the 1994 Northridge earthquake response of the building.