Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering (Transactions of AIJ)
Online ISSN : 1881-8153
Print ISSN : 1340-4202
ISSN-L : 1340-4202
DESIGN RESPONSE SPECTRA FOR PULSE-LIKE GROUND MOTIONS
Kyohei SUZUKIHidenori KAWABEMasumi YAMADAYasuhiro HAYASHI
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2010 Volume 75 Issue 647 Pages 49-56

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In recent inland shallow earthquakes, pulse-like ground motions have been observed which subsequently caused severe damage to buildings. However, the response of buildings to pulse-like ground motions has not been sufficiently characterized yet. In this study, we investigate the effect of pulse-like ground motions on the design of structures and define the maximum response of an undamped singledegree-of-freedom (SDOF) system subjected to a sinusoidal pulse as a function of natural period. In addition, design response spectra for pulse-like ground motions are proposed.

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