Seismic Isolation for Architects

Seismic Isolation for Architects

by Andrew Charleson, Adriana Guisasola

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ISBN-13: 9781138813212
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Charleson is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. A structural engineer with many years' earthquake engineering experience, he now teaches Structures. He has previously authored two books, Seismic Design for Architects and Structure as Architecture.

Adriana Guisasola is an architect and Associate Professor in Structures at the Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Mendoza University, Argentina. She is in the process of completing her doctoral thesis on "Architecture and Base Isolation". She has authored many papers for world conferences on earthquake engineering and seismic isolation, energy dissipation, and active vibration control of structures.

Between them, the authors have been actively involved in the design and construction of three seismically isolated buildings and have visited and studied over 60 more in 11 different countries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction 2. History, Requirements and Principles of Seismic Isolation 3. Seismic Isolation Systems and Hardware 4. Effectiveness of Seismic Isolation 5. Benefits and Limitations of Seismic Isolation 6. Seismic Isolation and Architectural Form 7. Retrofitting 8. Design Aspects 9. Economics of Seismic Isolation 10. Construction and Maintenance 11. Conclusions Index

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