Helmut Krawinkler

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In the conceptual phase of structural design a designer develops and investigates many potential alternatives for safe and economic transfer of loads that are to be carried by the structure. A methodology for automating conceptual structural design is presented in this paper. Some of the salient aspects of the methodology are: (1) an explicit representation(More)
Collaborative conceptual design involves intensive cross-disciplinary communication of design concepts and decisions. Difficulty in producing and expressing such information leads to extensive delays, miscommunication and confusion, which often have an impact upon the quality of the final design and the time required to achieve design consensus. Computer(More)
The function of the structural system in a building is to transfer gravity as well as lateral loads from their points of origin to the ground. Floor framing generation involves providing a path to transfer the gravity loads to the ground through various structural elements in an architectural plan while meeting the requirements imposed by other entities,(More)
Performance-based features of the recent first European Standard for seismic design of buildings (EN1998-1:2004) and of the final draft European Standard for seismic assessment and retrofitting of buildings (prEN1998-3, May 2004) are reviewed, with emphasis on concrete buildings. EN1998-1:2004 includes two performance levels: (a) local collapse endangering(More)
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This paper focuses on understanding and assessing the effect of hysteretic behavior (i.e., bilinear, peakoriented and pinching) in the evaluation of peak deformation demands and their distribution over the height for regular frame structures over a wide range of stories (from 3 to 18) and fundamental periods (from 0.3 s. to 3.6 s.). The ground motions used(More)
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