Performance-Based Design: Concepts in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Performance-Based Design Method (PBDM)
This chapter discusses the performance-based design method (PBDM). Topics include performance objectives; recommended analysis methods; modeling guidance; preliminary proportioning; acceptance...

Watershed-Based Permitting — A Myth or Reality?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated the Total Maximum Daily Load process to achieve the goals of the Clean Water Act. The TMDL processis applied to water...

A Knowledge-Based Decision Support System for Selection of Recharge Pond Sites for Streamflow Augmentation of Waterfowl Habitat

Effects of Agricultural Drainage on the Baseflow in the Minnesota River Basin

Guidelines for the Testing of Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipating Devices
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for seismic isolation and energy dissipating systems. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and performance...

Fundamentals of Seismic Isolation
This chapter examines fundamentals of seismic isolation, including its principles, history, and examples of seismically-isolated structures....

Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices
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...

A Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design
The following probabilistic framework for seismic performance assessment is presented as an effective foundation for the development of performance-based guidelines. It suggests a generic...

New Developments in the Field of Seismic Isolation
This paper will concentrate onwhat likely, is the most significant of these issues: changes in the mechanical properties ofseismic isolation and energy dissipation hardware as they are...

Evaluation Findings for Seismic Energy Products, L.P. Elastromeric Isolation Bearing
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report presents the results of a detailed evaluation...

Revised Operation of a Dam and Reservoir to Achieve Environmental Objectives
Alamo Dam and Lake are located in the State of Arizona in the western part of the United States of America. The dam is located 62.8 km (39 mi) upstream (east) from the rivers confluence...

Assessing the Benefits of Clean, Healthy Beaches
Today, there is a need for a national economic benefits study that will enable policy makers to understand what return they can expect from an investment of taxpayer dollars in a coastal...

Evaluation Findings for Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. Elastomeric Bearings
This report, Evaluation Findings for Dynamic Isolation Systems Elastometric Bearings, presents the results of a detailed evaluation for one...

Evaluation Findings for R.J. Watson Sliding Isolation Bearings
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report summarizes the results of a detailed evaluation...

Near-Source Effects and the Isolation Provisions of the 1997 United Building Code

Seismic Isolation Design of the New International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport

Seismic Isolation of Bridges Using Friction Pendulum Bearings

Seismic Isolation of the First Federal Building in San Francisco

Semi-Active Hybrid Seismic Isolation Systems: Addressing the Limitations of Passive Isolation Systems

 

 

 

 

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