The ATC-2 report, An Evaluation of a Response Spectrum Approach to Seismic Design of Buildings, was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and was conducted as part of the Cooperative Federal Program in Building Practices for Disaster Mitigation. (Published 1974, 270 Pages)
ABSTRACT: This study evaluates the applicability and cost of the response spectrum approach to seismic analysis and design that was proposed by various segments of the engineering profession. Specific building designs, design procedures and parameter values were evaluated for future application. Eleven existing buildings of varying dimensions were redesigned according to the procedures.
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