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Earthquake-resistant design of high-rise buildings

Housner, George W. (1973) Earthquake-resistant design of high-rise buildings. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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Research on occurrence of earthquakes, on characteristics of earthquake ground motions, and on the motions of buildings during earthquakes, provided information for developing advanced methods of earthquake-resistant design of high-rise buildings. The tallest buildings in Los Angeles have been designed by these advanced methods. The ground and building motions recorded during the 9 February 1971 San Fernando, California, earthquake verified that the new methods of earthquake- resistant design were correct and, as a consequence, the Los Angeles Building Code has been revised to require that in the future high-rise buildings must be designed by these new dynamic methods. This is an example of how research can result in a practical payoff.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Center for Research on the Prevention of Natural Disasters
Record Number:CaltechEERL:1973.DRC-73-01
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Deposited On:19 Feb 2008
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