Post-elastic seismic response of a reinforced concrete frame

  • W. R. Walpole Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. Shepherd University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


The two-phase philosophy of structural seismic design involves the choice of a structural system which will remain elastic under small or medium earthquakes and which will deform inelastically, but not catastrophically, in a major seismic disturbance.


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Walpole , W. R. Unpublished Ph. D. Thesis, University of Canterbury N. Z. 1968.

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How to Cite
Walpole, W. R., & Shepherd, R. (1968). Post-elastic seismic response of a reinforced concrete frame. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 1(2), 102-112.