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Seismic analysis and design of buildings equipped with Propped Rocking Wall systems
Propped Rocking Wall (PRW) is an innovative technology which combines passive damping with unbonded post-tensioned rocking concrete walls. This system has been proposed to reduce economic losses associated with earthquakes ...
Integrated design methodology for isolated floor systems in single-degree-of-freedom structural fuse systems
Various researchers developed general design procedures for the design of structures with structural fuses (i.e., defined as metallic passive hysteretic energy dissipation (PED) devices which are disposable or can be easily ...
Characterizing the rotational components of earthquake ground motion
Rotational components of ground motion, torsion about the vertical axis and rocking about orthogonal horizontal axes, are not routinely considered in seismic design because such components have not been recorded and their ...
Induced partial saturation method for soil liquefaction mitigation in large scale shake testing
Due to the hazards of soil liquefaction and limitations of traditional liquefaction mitigation approaches at sites with existing superstructures, this research focuses on investigating a new liquefaction mitigation ...
Seismic isolation of nuclear power plants using elastomeric bearings
Seismic isolation using low damping rubber (LDR) and lead-rubber (LR) bearings is a viable strategy for mitigating the effects of extreme earthquake shaking on safety-related nuclear structures. Although seismic isolation ...