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Experimental Study of Bridge Elastomeric and Other Isolation and Energy Dissipation Systems with Emphasis on Uplift Prevention and High Velocity Near-Source Seismic Excitation
This report provides an assessment of the benefits offered by damping systems in near-source earthquakes and of the accuracy of currently available tools for analytical prediction of their seismic response. A two-span ...
Response History Analysis of Structures with Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipation Systems: Verification Examples for Program SAP2000
SAP2000 is a recently released commercial structural analysis program with capabilities for dynamic analysis of structures with isolation and energy dissipation systems. This report presents five verification examples in ...
Property Modification Factors for Seismic Isolation Bearings
The report examines the problem of establishing values of properties of seismic isolation bearings in the analysis and design of seismically isolated bridges. These bounding values of properties are determined with the ...