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Content DescriptionThis guide provides information regarding nonlinear modeling of components in special moment frame and structural wall systems resisting earthquake loads. The reported modeling parameters provide a modeling option for licensed design professionals (LDPs) performing nonlinear analysis for performance-based seismic design of reinforced concrete building structures designed and detailed in accordance with ACI 318. Keywords: backbone curve; beams; columns; coupling beams; earthquake-resistant structures; flexure; joints; modeling parameters; nonlinear analysis; performance-based engineering; seismic design; shear; special concrete moment frames; special concrete shear walls; special structural walls.
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