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Seismic Design

  • Mohammad Iqbal

Abstract

The subject of seismic design can easily fill several volumes. Wind and seismic loads have been the topics of countless research projects, and complete texts deal with the calculation of these loads. Interest in the design for earthquake effects has increased substantially in the light of experience obtained in the San Fernando earthquake of 1971 and other recent earthquakes. A great deal of time and effort has gone into the development of better methods of design. This result is a greater knowledge of earthquakes in conjunction with a better understanding of the forces they exert on buildings. New concepts have been developed concerning the earthquake resistance of buildings as determined by their ability to absorb the energy input from ground motion.

Keywords

Lateral Force Seismic Design Lateral Load Plastic Hinge Shear Connector 
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