Wall length/floor ratio quickly reveals different load/ capacity factors of two buildings which both meet minimum code requirements. ... the buildinga#39;s mass and hence loading, and the wall length must be an accurate indicator of the resistance provided by the bracing system. ... material properties, connection and other details, absolute dimensions, and diaphragm characteristics, also may effect ... Og acceleration at roof level in 1978 earthquake, with repairable though structural damage.
|Title||:||Building configuration and seismic design|
|Author||:||Christopher Arnold, Robert Reitherman, Building Systems Development|