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Article Number - B0C70AB2586


Vol.1(2), pp. 19-26 , December 2010

ISSN: 2141-2634



Review

Review of the Algerian seismic design code spectrum


Abderrachid Boulaouad1* and Amar Hamitouche2




 

1University of Batna, Algeria.

2University of M’sila, Algeria.


Email: abd1_elwal@yahoo.fr






 Accepted: 11 October 2010  Published: 31 December 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The specific "seismic design spectrum" proposed by the Algerian seismic design code, namely the "normalized acceleration spectrum", seems to present an anomaly in comparison with other seismic design spectra over the world and with computed spectra, especially in the first branch of the curve, corresponding to the range of short periods, where the spectrum is a decreasing line whereas it must be an increasing one. This anomaly is outlined and confirmed, in one hand, and treated by proposing an appropriate formula instead of the available one, in the other hand. Some numerical applications are made using both available and proposed formula. This work may be considered as a contribution to the revision of the Algerian seismic design code which is continually done in order to make it more realistic and more perfect.

 

Key words: Algerian seismic design code, response spectrum, seismic force.


APA (2010). Review of the Algerian seismic design code spectrum. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, 1(2), 19-26.
Chicago Abderrachid Boulaouad and Amar Hamitouche. "Review of the Algerian seismic design code spectrum." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 1, no. 2 (2010): 19-26.
MLA Abderrachid Boulaouad and Amar Hamitouche. "Review of the Algerian seismic design code spectrum." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 1.2 (2010): 19-26.
   
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