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Viscous Dampers: Testing, Modeling and Application in Vibration and Seismic Isolation
A fractional derivative Maxwell model is proposed for viscous dampers which are used for vibration isolation of piping systems, forging hammers and other industrial equipment, as well as for vibration and seismic isolation ...
Evaluation of Simplified Methods of Analysis for Yielding Structures
The study presented in this report is extremely relevant to the newly suggested Nonlinear Static Analysis Procedures suggested by FEMA 273 and 274. The report addresses, to a large extent, a simplified procedure using ...
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. ...
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 ...
Development and Evaluation of Simplified Procedures for Analysis and Design of Buildings with Passive Energy Dissipation Systems - Revision 01
This report presents the development and evaluation of simplified methods of analysis and design for buildings with passive energy dissipation systems. The work was conducted under the auspices of the Building Seismic ...
Seismic Isolation of Nuclear Power Plants using Sliding Bearings