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Seismic response of steel frame buildings to near-source ground motions

Hall, John F. (1998) Seismic response of steel frame buildings to near-source ground motions. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 27 (12). pp. 1445-1464. ISSN 0098-8847. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9845(199812)27:12%3C1445::AID-EQE794%3E3.0.CO;2-C.

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Simulated ground motions from the M_W 6·7 Northridge earthquake and a simulated M_W 7·0 Elysian Park event are generated over a large grid of sites and used as input to mathematical models of six‐storey and 20‐storey steel‐frame buildings. Purpose of the study is to quantify effects of strong near‐source ground motion on frame buildings of different height and strength (UBC vs. Japanese design) and with welded connections prone to fracture. Best performance is achieved by the six‐storey building which meets the stronger Japanese design provisions. The detrimental effect of connection fracture is significant, especially for the larger earthquake.

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Additional Information:© 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Received 2 October 1997. Revised 17 March 1998. Contract/grant sponsor: Kajima-CUREe Joint Research Program This research was partially supported by the Kajima-CUREe Joint Research Program, Phase II: mitigation of the effects of earthquakes and other natural hazards for safety of urban areas.
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Subject Keywords:earthquake engineering; near-source effects; Northridge earthquake; steel buildings; weld fracture
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Official Citation:Hall, J. F. (1998), Seismic response of steel frame buildings to near‐source ground motions. Earthquake Engng. Struct. Dyn., 27: 1445-1464. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9845(199812)27:12<1445::AID-EQE794>3.0.CO;2-C
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