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The behavior of inverted pendulum structures during earthquakes

Housner, George W. (1963) The behavior of inverted pendulum structures during earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 53 (2). pp. 403-417. ISSN 0037-1106.

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During the Chilean earthquakes of May, 1960, a number of tall, slender structures survived the ground shaking whereas more stable appearing structures were severely damaged. An analysis is made of the rocking motion of structures of inverted pendulum type. It is shown that there is a scale effect which makes tall slender structures more stable against overturning than might have been expected, and, therefore, the survival of such structures during earthquakes is not surprising.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1963, by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received April 12, 1962.
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