Spectral Analysis of Complex Systems Supported at Several Elevations

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H. J. Thailer

Piping and Equipment Analysis, Nuclear Services Corporation, Campbell, Calif.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 98(2), 162-165 (May 01, 1976) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454354 History: Received June 06, 1975; Online October 25, 2010


This paper presents the theoretical justification for a method for computing realistic system response from seismic spectral analyses. The method is applicable to complex discrete mass systems which are supported at several locations within a structure and at which different floor response spectra are defined.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
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