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Passive Energy Dissipation Systems for Structural Design and Retrofit
This monograph introduces the basic concepts of passive energy dissipation and discusses current research, development, design and code-related activities in the field. The authors provide basic definitions for passive ...
Scissor-Jack-Damper Energy Dissipation System
This report describes an energy dissipation system configuration that extends the utility of fluid viscous damping devices to structural systems that are characterized by small interstory drifts and velocities. The geometry ...
Secondary Systems in Base-Isolated Structures: Experimental Investigation, Stochastic Response and Stochastic Sensitivity
This report first describes a series of experiments conducted on the shake table at the University at Buffalo, whereby the performance of secondary systems attached to a scaled, base-isolated six story frame was monitored. ...
Seismic Isolation of Multi-Story Frame Structures Using Spherical Sliding Isolation Systems
Experimental and analytical results are presented from shake table tests conducted on six and seven story ramed building models. The models are seismically isolated using a spherical sliding isolation system, known as a ...
Study of Wire Rope Systems for Seismic Protection of Equipment in Buildings
Wire rope isolators have found numerous applications in the shock and vibration isolation of military hardware and industrial machinery. In this study, the usefulness of these devices for the seismic protection of equipment ...
Study of Seismic Isolation Systems for Computer Floors
The work described in this report concentrated on the development and testing of computer floor seismic isolation systems by utilizing devices of established effectiveness in the seismic isolation of buildings and shock ...
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 ...
3D-BASIS-TABS: Computer Program for Nonlinear dynamic Analysis of Three Dimensional Base Isolated Structures
The new computer program 3D-BASIS-TABS, an extension of 3D-BASIS and ETABS, is a special purpose program developed for nonlinear dynamic analysis of three dimensional base isolated structures. The program can analyze base ...
Seismic Isolation of Nuclear Power Plants using Sliding Bearings