Response of Sliding Base-Isolated Structures

by M. C. Constantinou, State Univ of New York, United States,
A. M. Reinhorn, State Univ of New York, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


Experimental and anlaytical results on the behavior of sliding isolated structures are presented. A mathematical model of friction of Teflon bearings is developed, calibrated, and verified. Results show that sliding isolation systems are insensitive to the frequency content of input motion.

Subject Headings: Sliding effects | Base isolation | Structural behavior | Structural analysis | Landslides | Structural response | Load bearing capacity | Calibration

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