Inelastic spectra for displacement-based seismic design

B. Borzi, G. M. Calvi, A. S. Elnashai, E. Faccioli, J. J. Bommer

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In recognition of the emergence of displacement-based seismic design as a potentially more rational approach than force-based techniques, this paper addresses derivation of inelastic displacement spectra and associated topics. A well-constrained earthquake strong-motion dataset is used to derive inelastic displacement spectra, displacement reduction factors and ductility-damping relationships. These are in a format amenable for use in design and assessment of structures with a wide range of response characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-61
Number of pages15
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 22 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science


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