Method Based on Energy Criteria
Earthquake resistant design method in a sense of modern technology started immediately after the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923)(See Table 1.1). Since then, during three fourths century earthquake resistant design has made a great progress. As the scope of the applied structures was extended, the design ideas became versatile. As the electronic digital computers and apparatuses for field observation became available, analytical techniques for response analysis developed drastically and became versatile. On the other hand, successive attacks of big hazardous earthquakes made us continuously recognize the arrived level earthquake resistant design method to be still incomplete. The earthquake resistant design started as a measure by which a structure basically designed for gravity loading is to be supplied additionally with a resistance against earthquakes. Increased experiences of earthquake hazard and the progress of response analysis techniques have raized the importance of earthquake resistant design to such a extent that the design of structures is governed mostly by earthquake resistant design.
KeywordsGround Motion Elastic System Stiff Element Energy Absorption Capacity Seismic Input
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