Empirical formula on floor response spectrum

L. L. Hong, Y. C. Chen

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The design response spectrum plays an important role in the analysis and design of buildings, so does the floor response spectrum in the design of subsystems. An empirical formula in predicting the floor response spectrum is proposed here. Such a formula depends on the ground response spectrum, the fundamental vibration period and damping ratio of the building, the height of the floor, and the dynamic characteristics of the subsystem. The parameters in the formula are estimated by a nonlinear regression analysis to the floor response spectra calculated from the real records in 19 RC buildings around Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event11th (2001) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Stavanger, Norway
Duration: 2001 Jun 172001 Jun 22


Other11th (2001) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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