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Ingeniería sísmica

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RODRIGUEZ, Mario E.. A critical review of the seismic design practice of structures in Mexico. Ing. sísm [online]. 2016, n.94, pp.27-48. ISSN 0185-092X.

This research studies acceleration and displacement response spectra using ground motions recorded in past earthquakes, such as Mexico 1985, Chile 2010 and Christchurch 2010 and 2011. These calculated demands were larger than those specified by building codes. The seismic response of typical buildings during the studied earthquakes was compared with the observed behavior. The results showed a better seismic behavior of structural walls as compared with that of frames. Findings from this study are used for suggesting changes in the seismic design practice in Mexico.

Keywords : earthquake response; frames; structural walls; reinforced concrete.

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