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Title: Comparison of the inelastic response of steel building frames to strong earthquake and underground nuclear explosion ground motion

Abstract

Analytic studies were made of the adequacy of simulating earthquake effects at the Nevada Test Site for structural testing purposes. It is concluded that underground nuclear explosion ground motion will produce inelastic behavior and damage comparable to that produced by strong earthquakes. The generally longer duration of earthquakes compared with underground nuclear explosions does not appear to significantly affect the structural behavior of the building frames considered. A comparison of maximum ductility ratios, maximum story drifts, and maximum displacement indicate similar structural behavior for both types of ground motion. Low yield (10 - kt) underground nuclear explosions are capable of producing inelastic behavior in large structures. Ground motion produced by underground nuclear explosions can produce inelastic earthquake-like effects in large structures and could be used for testing large structures in the inelastic response regime. The Nevada Test Site is a feasible earthquake simulator for testing large structures.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
7124717
Report Number(s):
UCRL-78375; CONF-770103-6
TRN: 77-006605
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. world earthquake conference, New Delhi, India, 10 Jan 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BUILDINGS; SEISMIC EFFECTS; EARTHQUAKES; SIMULATION; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; GROUND MOTION; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; EXPLOSIONS; MOTION; SEISMIC EVENTS; 450200* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives; 510100 - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Murray, R.C., and Tokarz, F.J. Comparison of the inelastic response of steel building frames to strong earthquake and underground nuclear explosion ground motion. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Murray, R.C., & Tokarz, F.J. Comparison of the inelastic response of steel building frames to strong earthquake and underground nuclear explosion ground motion. United States.
Murray, R.C., and Tokarz, F.J. Wed . "Comparison of the inelastic response of steel building frames to strong earthquake and underground nuclear explosion ground motion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7124717.
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title = {Comparison of the inelastic response of steel building frames to strong earthquake and underground nuclear explosion ground motion},
author = {Murray, R.C. and Tokarz, F.J.},
abstractNote = {Analytic studies were made of the adequacy of simulating earthquake effects at the Nevada Test Site for structural testing purposes. It is concluded that underground nuclear explosion ground motion will produce inelastic behavior and damage comparable to that produced by strong earthquakes. The generally longer duration of earthquakes compared with underground nuclear explosions does not appear to significantly affect the structural behavior of the building frames considered. A comparison of maximum ductility ratios, maximum story drifts, and maximum displacement indicate similar structural behavior for both types of ground motion. Low yield (10 - kt) underground nuclear explosions are capable of producing inelastic behavior in large structures. Ground motion produced by underground nuclear explosions can produce inelastic earthquake-like effects in large structures and could be used for testing large structures in the inelastic response regime. The Nevada Test Site is a feasible earthquake simulator for testing large structures.},
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year = {1976},
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