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Spectral acceleration, velocity and displacement spectra

version (104 KB) by Dr. Erol Kalkan, P.E.
This is a MatLAB function to compute linear-elastic damped response spectrum of time series


Updated 12 Oct 2019

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The function generates pseudo-spectral acceleration (PSA), pseudo-spectral velocity (PSV) and spectral displacement (SD) spectra for given damping ratio (e.g., 5% of critical). Spectral ordinates are for linear-elastic single-degree-of-freedom system with unit mass. A clear example is provided in demo.m file in zipped folder. Also provided is a plotting function for PSA, PSV and SD spectra.

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Dr. Erol Kalkan, P.E. (2022). Spectral acceleration, velocity and displacement spectra (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2013a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Inspired by: An improved subplot function

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