Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
| Editors: Michael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Siu-Kui Au

Selection of Ground Motions for Response History Analysis

  • Anastasios G. SextosEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_114

Synonyms

Earthquake records; Ground motion; Record scaling; Response history analysis

Introduction

The evolution in computational power and the parallel processing capabilities of modern engineering software make nowadays the use of complicated structural analysis methods an attractive alternative for the design and assessment of structures. In contrast to the past, when the elastic static analysis was almost exclusively used for the seismic design of structures, the state of practice has progressively moved toward dynamic-elastic, nonlinear-static (i.e., single mode or multi-modal “pushover”), and even nonlinear response history analysis. The latter, capturing more efficiently the hierarchy of failure mechanisms, the energy dissipation, the force redistribution among the structural members, and contact issues (such as gap, impact, sliding, and uplift), is deemed preferable in cases of significant material or geometrical nonlinearities and, as such, is used for the design of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece