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Guidelines for Seismic Design of Tall Buildings


Quiz Questions

1.What is a probability of exceedance within a defined time period at which ground shaking intensity is quantified?
Hazard Curve
Hazard Level
Monotonic Loading
Capping Strength
2. The maximum resistance an element will develop under a specific loading protocol is known as the:
Maximum Strength
Monotonic Strength
Peak Strength
Capping Strength
3.To perform a meaningful analysis the engineer must develop the building design to a sufficient level of detail to allow determination of the distribution of its:
Stiffness
Strength
Mass
All of the above
4.Seismic design of tall buildings in accordance with the guidelines explained offer the advantage of reduced construction cost.
True
False
5.What is the best time for the engineer of record should prepare an initial draft of the project design criteria?
As early as possible
Within the first month
At any time
Within the first three months
6.Seismic design of tall buildings using these Guidelines requires characterization of which levels of ground shaking?
Service Level shaking
Maximum Considered Earthquake shaking
Both of the above
None of the above
7. Representative details are not necessary to justify the acceptance criteria.
True
False
8.Deterministic seismic hazard analysis has ________ components as probabilistic seismic hazard analysis.
Similar
Different
9. Guidelines for Seismic Design of Tall Buildings

The picture above is:

An earthquake curve
A hazard estimate
A hazard curve
None of the above
10.As required by the Building Code, one should use a minimum of ____________ accelerogram sets for response history analysis.
One
Three
Seven
Ten
11.Configurations and geometries that complicate behavior, and add to complexity of analysis and uncertainty, should be:
Avoided
Used
12.Outrigger systems are often included in high-rise building designs to ________ overturning demands on slender vertical elements of the lateral-force-resisting system.
Reduce
Increase
13.The rotations are increased by _____________motions associated with elongation and shortening of the core wall over its height as a result of flexural action.
Vertical
Horizontal
14.As slab-column connections experience lateral deformations, increased moment and shear demands result. These demands may result in ___________ of slab reinforcing steel.
Yielding
Strengthening
15. Soil-foundation-structure interaction analysis ____________ required for serviceability evaluation.
Is
Is not