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Principles of Passive Supplemental Damping and Seismic Isolation
C. Christopoulos, A. Filiatrault
Foreword by V.V. Bertero

ISBN: 88-7358-037-8
This book targets practicing structural engineers, graduate students, and graduate university educators with an interest in the seismic response of structures equipped with supplemental damping and seismic isolation systems. The main objective of the book is to familiarize structural engineers with the various innovative systems that have demonstrated considerable potential through analytical studies, experimental testing and actual structural implementation. The discussion focuses on passive energy dissipation systems and seismic isolation systems. Readers of this book should have a strong background on linear and nonlinear dynamic analyses and conventional seismic design to fully appreciate its content. This book can be used as the textbook for the last of a series of graduate courses on the general topic of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Maggiori dettagli...
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Principles of Passive Supplemental Damping and Seismic Isolation <br> C. Christopoulos, A. Filiatrault <br> Foreword by V.V. Bertero

 
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Each chapter of the book deals with a particular supplemental damping or seismic isolation system and is divided into discussions related to its physical behaviour, analytical modelling, experimental investigations and practical implementations. Chapters 1 and 2 provide background materials on the basic principles of supplemental damping and seismic isolation systems and review the current seismic design philosophies. It is argued that properly designed supplemental damping and/or seismic isolation systems can result in an "immediate occupancy" performance level for a structure after a seismic event. Chapter 3 discusses the use of energy concepts in earthquake engineering. Since the main purpose of supplemental damping and seismic isolation systems is either to dissipate or filter the input seismic energy, this chapter lays out the foundation for the rest of the material covered in the book. Chapter 4 presents the basic concept of passive energy dissipation systems, as opposed to active or semi-active systems. Chapters 5 to 8 present in details the behaviour, analytical modelling, supporting experimental studies, design methods and practical applications of various supplemental damping systems, namely: hysteretic dampers, viscous and viscoelastic dampers, self-centering systems and tunedmass dampers. Chapter 9 presents the basic concept of seismic isolation systems. Chapter 10 presents in details the behaviour, analytical modelling, supporting experimental studies, design methods and practical applications of various seismic isolation systems, namely elastomeric, lead-rubber, metallic and sliding bearings. Finally, Chapter 11 presents two sample retrofit projects incorporating supplemental damping and seismic isolation systems. Each sample project contains several self-contained phases and can be used as a term project for a graduate course. The first sample project deals with the seismic retrofit of a steel building, while the second one deals with the seismic retrofit of a steel bridge.