Recent Federal & State Flood Mitigation Grants Awarded Prior to Hurricane Season
Designing a structure to resist earthquakes requires several considerations that can be ignored in design to resist most other loads. The loading is more severe, the permissible response will usually include damage to the structure, as well as the systems and components supported by the structure, and the levels of uncertainty in loading and response are greater than for ordinary loads. This webinar includes an overview of earthquake ground shaking, dynamic response to ground shaking, and the influence of yielding within the structure on the response. These issues underlie the NEHRP Recommended Provisions, and a good understanding of the concepts is an important first step in successful implementation of a design complying with the Provisions.
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