Uniform Building Code 1997 Dynamic Method

  • Mario Paz
  • William Leigh


In Chapter 5, 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 Base Shear Spectral Acceleration Torsional Moment Story Drift 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
    • 1
  • William Leigh
    • 2
  1. 1.Speed Scientific SchoolUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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