Shake Table Testing of a Friction Pendulum Seismic Isolation System

by Victor Zayas, Earthquake Protection Systems, United States,
Stanley Low, Earthquake Protection Systems, United States,
Stephen Mahin, Earthquake Protection Systems, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice

Abstract: Building models using the Friction Pendulum System (FPS) were tested on the shaking table at the Earthquake Engineering Research Center of the University of California, Berkeley. This paper summarizes the test program and experimental results.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Friction | Shake table tests | Base isolation | Building design | Foundation design | Load and resistance factor design | Model tests

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