Drift of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Strong Ground Motions

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This dataset contains summary results from tests of reinforced concrete structures in the laboratory, as well as from measured responses of reinforced concrete buildings in the field. The dataset was compiled as part of the doctoral work of the primary author. It was used to evaluate an expression proposed by Sozen in 2003 for estimating drift demands in reinforced concrete structures subjected to strong ground motions.

The dataset draws largely from work done by Lepage (1997), who created a dataset and used it to evaluate a similar expression for drift demand. Lepage's dataset was used as a starting point, with new parameters and tests added as needed.

Most laboratory tests presented come from tests conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is because the test data were readily available to the author. The dataset continues to be expanded as more test results become available. If you have access to data from tests not listed here and are willing to share the data to expand this dataset, please contact the primary author at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Laughery, L., 2016. Response of High-Strength Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures to Simulated Earthquakes, Ph.D. Thesis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 291 pp.

Lepage, A., 1997. A Method for Drift-Control in Earthquake-Resistant Design of RC Building Structures, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 251 pp.

Sozen, M., 2003. The Velocity of Displacement, Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, NATO Science Series Vol. 29, pp.11–28.

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  • Lucas Laughery; Santiago Pujol (2017), "Drift of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Strong Ground Motions," http://datacenterhub.org/resources/14250.

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