Two mode combination methods are presented for structures with non‐classical (non‐proportional) damping. They are of the same level of complexity as the well‐known SRSS and CQC methods. They require only a single, real‐valued participation factor for each mode, a single correlation coefficient, and standard relative displacement response spectra. A base‐isolation study shows that the standard SRSS and CQC methods for classically damped structures give under‐conservative response predictions, and that the proposed methods give accurate predictions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)