Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
There does not exist to today, and perhaps there never will be, any known method of predicting the location and time at which an earthquake will occur. Neither can we predict the maximum intensity that earthquakes in any given locality will bring. Hence the practicing structural engineer is constantly faced with the problem of deciding how much , if any seismic force to include when designing any particular structure , and from the economic viewpoint, how often will this force occur. At present, he will of course be guided by the particular building code of the area in which he is working but these codes, because of the lack of any conclusive information based in research or experience, are likely to skip over the subject very lightly or to omit it altogether.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Buildings, Reinforced concrete -- Earthquake effects
Includes bibliographical references (page 57)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Bonell, John A., "The Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings to Resist Earthquake Forces" (1950). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2200.