Seismic overturning moments in single-storey structures with ground compliance

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1st Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: 1971-05, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Pages158177; # of pages: 20
SubjectEarthquakes; flexible foundations; overturning; single storey buildings; seisme; fondation souple; deversement (desordre); batiment sans etage
AbstractA method is presented for determining overturning moments in single-storey structures with flexible foundations subjected to earthquakes. By means of a transformation of frequency response curves, an equivalent single-degree-of-freedom model is derived to represent the overturning moment of the structure. This model is characterized by the fundamental resonance frequency of the interaction structure and an equivalent damping ratio. Response calculations are presented and response spectrum techniques are described for finding maximum overturning moments. The results from a parameter study show that structures with a height-to-base width ratio greater than 1.0 generally have larger overturning moments than fixed-based structures with the same resonance frequency and interstorey damping.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13022
NPARC number20358483
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