Arturo Tena-Colunga

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The updated version for the Manual of Civil Structures (MOC), a model seismic code in Mexico, was published in 2008. MOC also is incorporating guidelines for the seismic design of base-isolated structures this year 2012, being the first Mexican code to include such recommendations. This paper summarizes the most relevant aspects of these guidelines , their(More)
A parametric study devoted to assess the limiting value for the static eccentricity (e s) for the application of the simplified method for seismic analysis (SMSA) of bearing-wall confined masonry structures of Mexican Building Codes is presented. Based upon the results of a comprehensive parametric study, limiting values for e s for the use of the SMSA are(More)
The present study evaluates how the soft first story irregularity condition should be defined: (a) as a significant reduction of the lateral shear stiffness of all resisting frames within a given story, as established in the seismic provisions of Mexican building codes or, (b) as a substantial reduction of the lateral shear stiffness of one or more(More)
A simplified method for the seismic design of low-rise, base-isolated shear wall structures is proposed in MOC-2012. This simplified method is basically a hybrid method, where the design of the isolation system is a simpler version for the static method available in US guidelines for the design of base-isolated structures and the design of the(More)
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