A Comparative Study of Different Base Isolators

by Lin Su, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
Iradj Tadjbakhsh, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


A comparative study of the effectiveness of four different base isolators is carried out. The structure is modeled as a rigid mass and the accelerograms of the North-South component of El Centro 1940 earthquake and the N90W component of Mexico City 1985 earthquake are used. The performances of the isolation devices under a variety of conditions are evaluated and discussed.

Subject Headings: Comparative studies | Base isolation | Dynamic structural analysis | Foundations | Dynamic models | Structural models | Earthquake resistant structures | Structural dynamics | Mexico City | Mexico

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