Earthquake Barrier Technology: Sliding-Friction Energy Dissipation

by Marc S. Caspe, Fleming Corp, Los Angeles, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The first project in America to use friction damping was approved by the City of Los Angeles for the retrofit of a 10-story concrete frame building, designed to resist a Maximum Credible Earthquake without damage.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Energy dissipation | Building codes | Building design | Earthquake resistant structures | Concrete frames | Friction | Rehabilitation | Los Angeles | California | United States

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