This paper is the second of two companion papers on the evaluation of the level of protection offered by ductile and nominally ductile reinforced concrete structures. In the first paper, experimental results obtained from shake table tests of two half-scale reinforced concrete moment resisting frames were reported. The first structure was designed as a ductile frame (force reduction factor R = 4) according to current Canadian standards; and the second structure incorporated only nominally ductile details (R = 2). This second paper deals with the dynamic modelling of the two structures. A simple nonlinear time-history dynamic analysis model is presented and its predictions are compared with the shake table test results. It is shown that inelastic deformations in beam-column joints have a major influence on the seismic response of the structures. Approximate modelling of these joint deformations, based on equivalent rotational springs, can provide a good correlation between numerical and experimental results.Key words: dynamic analysis, moment resisting frames, earthquakes, reinforced concrete, seismic.