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A cyclic viscoplastic damage model with application to seismic response of metallic plate dampers
This study is connected with inelastic behavior of metallic dampers, which represent one class of effective passive energy dissipation devices used to protect structures during strong earthquake excitations. The main ...
Evolutionary methodology for aseismic decision support
One of the fundamental long-term goals of earthquake engineering research is to enable the development of disaster-resilient communities. The innovative engineering technologies and associated design guidelines are certainly ...
Performance of primary and secondary systems in buildings with seismic protective systems
This dissertation focuses on analytical studies on the performance of primary and secondary systems in buildings with seismic protective devices. Emphasis was given in buildings equipped with viscous (linear and nonlinear) ...
Performance assessment of conventional and base-isolated nuclear power plants for earthquake and blast loadings
Nuclear power plants (NPPs) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) are required by code and regulations to be designed for a family of extreme events, including very rare earthquake shaking, loss of coolant accidents, and tornado-borne ...
Seismic isolation analysis of a roller isolation system
Seismic isolation has been widely accepted in earthquake-prone regions of the world to protect structures from strong ground motions. Many different isolation devices have been studied and applied in practice. In this ...
Analysis and design of a quick engage clutch for seismic applications
Seismic isolation is an important technology used in earthquake engineering. To date, significant research has been carried out in this field to continuously improve the effectiveness and safety of seismic isolation. ...