**FREE FOR DOWNLOAD** An electronic copy of this report is available from the FEMA library.
The ATC-55 (FEMA 440) report, Improvement of Nonlinear Static Seismic Analysis Procedures, was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program under the ATC-55 project. (Published 2005, 152 pages) The report includes a CD containing the entire document, plus Appendices A through F for a total of 390 pages.
ABSTRACT: The report is intended for use by design professionals and regulatory personnel who routinely use the Coefficient Method, as detailed in the FEMA-356 Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, and (2) the Capacity Spectrum Method, as detailedæ in the ATC-40 Report, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Concrete Buildings. Issues addressed in the FEMA 440 report include:
- Current Nonlinear Static Procedures
- Strength Degradation
- Improved Procedures for Displacement Modification
- Improved Procedures for Equivalent Linearization
- Evaluation and Comparison of Improved Nonlinear Static Procedures
- Procedures for Including Soil-Structure Interaction
- Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Effects
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The FEMA P-440A report, Effects of Strength and Stiffness Degradation on Seismic Response, was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the ATC-62 project. (Published 2009, 310 pages)