Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0600-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0600-6 (ISBN-10), 2002, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 20
28 cm, CERF Report: #40600; HITEC is a CERF Innovation Center ; Prepared by Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), CERF

Document Type: Book


This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for large seismic isolator and energy dissipation devices. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and performance characteristics of a wide range of devices produced by U.S. and overseas manufacturers. It describes a program of full-scale dynamic tests, the results of which should provide guidance to the transportation-engineering community regarding the performance of large seismic devices.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Energy dissipation | Dynamic tests | Base isolation | Full-scale tests


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