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144, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 21. Vamvatsikos D, Cornell CA (2002) Incremental dynamic analysis. Earthquake Eng Struct Dyn 31:491–514 22. Fajfar P (2002) Structural analysis in earthquake engineering – a breakthrough of simplified non-linear methods. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, CD-ROM paper, Paper Ref. 843, 20 pp, Elsevier On the Evaluation of EC8-Based Record Selection Procedures for the Dynamic Analysis of Buildings and Bridges Anastasios G.
According to  and  displacement D of the ESDOF system (Fig. 9b) is related to the roof displacement xN as follows, DD m xN ; L D ¥T M e; m D ¥T M ¥ L (7) M is the mass matrix of the original frame structure, and e denotes the influence vector, which represents the displacement of the stories resulting from a static unit base motion in direction of the ground motion xR g . The backbone curve of the ESDOF spring force fS is derived from the base shear V of the global pushover curve (without P-delta effect) according to [18, 22] fS D m V L (8) In contrast to a real SDOF system no unique stability coefficient does exist for an ESDOF oscillator, since the backbone curve of the ESDOF system is based on the global pushover curve [1, 20].
13 Collapse capacity spectra of single-degree-of-freedom systems with bilinear hysteretic loop Fig. 14 Design collapse capacity spectra of single-degree-of-freedom systems with bilinear hysteretic loop 36 C. Adam and C. 40 3 T1 2 4 5 period T [s] Fig. T /ji g (15) Application of design collapse capacity spectra is simple: an estimate of the elastic period of vibration T , stability coefficient Â and hardening ratio ˛ of the actual SDOF structure need to be determined. Subsequently, from the chart the corresponding collapse capacity CC can be read as shown in Fig.