WIT Press


Application Of Response Spectrum Analysis In Historical Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950122

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

698 kb

Author(s)

M.E. Stavroulaki & B. Leftheris

Abstract

The basic concepts and assumptions used in the response spectrum analysis method is reviewed in this paper with respect to its application in historical buildings. More specifically, the methodology of modeling and the applica- tion of the response spectrum analysis is described and discussed through our work with the Lighthouse at the Venetian Harbor of Chania. 1 Introduction The main cause of damage in building structures during an earthquake is usually their response to ground induced motions. In order to evaluate the behaviour of the structure for this type of loading condition, the princip- les of structural dynamics must be applied to determine the stresses and deflections generated in the structure. The dynamic characteristics of the buildin

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