Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering



Kavanagh Lecture - Abstract

April 6, 1995

A Paradigm Shift for Earthquake - Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames


Dr. Mete A. Sozen
Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University


This paper has been prepared to explain and document details of the calculation processes cited in a talk on earthquake-resistant building structures. The object of the talk is to suggest that calculations related to building stiffness are more important than those about strength.