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Applicability of Nonlinear Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Modeling for Design - Supporting Documentation



Michael Valley, Mark Aschheim, Craig Comartin, William Holmes, Helmut Krawinkler, Mark Sinclair


This report presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from a review of available research and practice regarding nonlinear multiple-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) effects, and focused analytical studies targeted to investigate selected issues related to MDOF modeling and response characteristics. The report is organized into two parts: (1) a main volume of summary information and conclusions; and (2) supporting documentation. This volume, Supporting Documentation, contains appendices that provide detailed reporting on the focused analytical studies, ancillary studies, and literature review activities that formed the basis of the findings.
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 10-917-9
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NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Nonlinear Static Procedure, MDOF, Earthquake Engineering


Valley, M. , Aschheim, M. , Comartin, C. , Holmes, W. , Krawinkler, H. and Sinclair, M. (2010), Applicability of Nonlinear Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Modeling for Design - Supporting Documentation, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created September 15, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017