SEISMIC ROCKING RESPONSE OF A TRIANGULAR BUILDING FOUNDED ON SAND.

G. Bongiovanni, M. Celebi, E. Safak

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Abstract

A twenty-two story, triangular in plan, symmetrical, reinforced concrete building on the beachfront in Vina del Mar, Chile, was temporarily instrumented in August 1985 following the 3 March 1985 Central Chile earthquake (M//s equals 7. 8) and aftershocks were recorded. Ambient and free vibration tests were also performed. The paper reports studies of the records of the responses of the building, the primary modes of vibration of the structure, its excellent performance during the earthquake and results from analyses using mathematical models and system identification techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793 - 809
Number of pages17
JournalEarthquake Spectra
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics

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