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SARCF-II User's Guide: Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames

S.Rodriquez-Gomez, Y.S.Chung, C.Meyer

NCEER-90-0027 | 9/30/1990 | 92 pages

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TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Keywords: Computer Programs, Users Guides, SARCF II, Ground Motion, Reliability Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Frames, Seismic Risk Assessment, and Nonlinear Dynamic Response.

Abstract: The capabilities of the computer program SARCF have been extended and an updated user's guide is presented. The purpose of SARCF-II (Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames, Version II), is to compute nonlinear responses of reinforced concrete frames subjected to deterministic or randomly generated earthquake ground motions. Expected damage values are calculated with an option to perform automated damage-controlled design iterations until a user-specified damage distribution has been achieved. It reproduces the load-deformation curves for quasi-static displacement controlled experiments. Currently, the program handles reinforced concrete frames consisting of beam and beam-column elements, and grid structures consisting of beam elements.