Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings [NOOK Book]

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This state of the art report from an international task group (TG44) of CIB, the International Council of Building Research Organizations, presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide.

Many countries and cities are located in earthquake-prone areas making effective seismic design a major issue in structural engineering. Reassuringly, structural response control and...

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Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings

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Overview

This state of the art report from an international task group (TG44) of CIB, the International Council of Building Research Organizations, presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide.

Many countries and cities are located in earthquake-prone areas making effective seismic design a major issue in structural engineering. Reassuringly, structural response control and seismic isolation have advanced remarkably in recent years following numerous studies internationally. Several major conferences have been held and reports have been written but little has been issued on the application of the technologies to good structural engineering practice.

Plugging that gap, Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings presents researchers in structural engineering (dynamics) and construction management with up-to-date applications of the latest technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134224807
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

Masahiko Higashino is a Manager at the Takenaka R&D Institute, Japan and Secretary of TG44/CIB.

Shin Okamoto, Dr. Eng. is President of the Japan Association for Building Research Promotion.

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Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     vii
Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xii
Introduction   Masahiko Higashino     1
Devices for Seismic Isolation and Response Control   Hideo Fujitani   Taiki Saito     3
Introduction     3
Isolator     7
Damper     22
A Comparative Study of Seismic Isolation Codes Worldwide   Demin Feng     35
Introduction     35
Design Spectrum     36
Design Methods     51
Analysis Model and Results     55
Conclusions     61
Observed Response of Seismically Isolated Buildings   Taiki Saito     63
Introduction     63
The Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake, Japan, 2004     63
The Tokachi-oki Earthquake, Japan, 2003     66
The Miyagi-ken-oki Earthquake, Japan, 2003     74
The Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake, Japan, 1995     79
The Northridge Earthquake, USA, 1994     84
Conclusions     86
World Report     89
China     91
Italy     149
Japan     193
Korea     249
New Zealand     261
Taiwan     295
The United States of America     311
Conclusions   Shin Okamoto     327
Data Sheets of Applications     329
Index     399
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