Many excellent textbooks are available on the subject of dynamic analysis [A.1–A.3]. The purpose of this appendix is therefore not a futile attempt to duplicate any of that valuable information by condensing it into a few pages. It is rather to present a brief summary review. Yet, this task is burdened with the dilemma common for such reviews: there is the danger that it is either too short or superficial to provide anything worthwhile to the reader unfamiliar with the subject, or it is too long for those readers already knowledgeable of the material. For this reason it was decided to place this review in an appendix to the lecture notes. It may serve as a reference for readers new to the field, without really being prerequisite for an understanding of the preceding chapters. It is included here solely for the purpose of summarizing those methods that are needed to analyze reinforced concrete structures for dynamic loads.
KeywordsGround Motion Response Spectrum Ground Acceleration Force Function Earthquake Ground Motion
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