Design of Seismic Isolated Structures: From Theory to Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 289 pages
Complete, practical coverage of the evaluation, analysis, and design and code requirements of seismic isolation systems.

Based on the concept of reducing seismic demand rather than increasing the earthquake resistance capacity of structures, seismic isolation is a surprisingly simple approach to earthquake protection. However, proper application of this technology within complex seismic design code requirements is both complicated and difficult.

Design of Seismic Isolated Structures provides complete, up-to-date coverage of seismic isolation, complete with a systematic development of concepts in theory and practical application supplemented by numerical examples. This book  helps design professionals navigate and understand the ideas and procedures involved in the analysis, design, and development of specifications for seismic isolated structures. It also provides a framework for satisfying code requirements while retaining the favorable cost-effective and damage control aspects of this new technology. An indispensable resource for practicing and aspiring engineers and architects, Design of Seismic Isolated Structures includes:
* Isolation system components.
* Complete coverage of code provisions for seismic isolation.
* Mechanical characteristics and modeling of isolators.
* Buckling and stability of elastomeric isolators.
* Examples of seismic isolation designs.
* Specifications for the design, manufacture, and testing of isolation devices.
 

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Contents

THEORETICAL BASIS OF SEISMIC ISOLATION
25
ISOLATION SYSTEM COMPONENTS
47
CODE PROVISIONS FOR SEISMIC ISOLATION
63
l0 Other Considerations
84
MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
93
BUCKLING AND STABILITY OF ELASTOMERIC
121
DESIGN EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTIONS
137
DESIGN EXAMPLES
185
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
203
CHAPTER t0 SPECIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN
233
APPENDIX COMPANION SOFTWARE AND EARTHQUAKE
255
REFERENCES
273
INDEX
282
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About the author (1999)

FARZAD NAEIM, PhD, SE, is Director of Research and Development at John A. Martin Associates, Inc. in Los Angeles, California.

JAMES M. KELLY, PhD, is Professor in the Graduate School of the University of California at Berkeley.

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