Uniform Building Code—1988: Dynamic Method

  • Mario Paz


In Chapter 8, we introduced the concept of response spectrum as a plot of the maximum response (spectral displacement, spectral velocity, or spectral acceleration) versus the natural frequency or natural period of a single degree-of-freedom system subjected to a specific excitation. In the present chapter, we will use seismic response spectra for earthquake resistant design of buildings modeled as discrete systems with concentrated masses at each level of the building.


Response Spectrum Earthquake Engineer Base Shear Spectral Acceleration Torsional Moment 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
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  1. 1.University of LouisvilleUSA

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