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Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings

By Masahiko Higashino, Shin Okamoto

© 2007 – Routledge

412 pages

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Description

This state of the art report from an international task group (TG44) of CIB, the International Council of Building Research Organizations, presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide.

Many countries and cities are located in earthquake-prone areas making effective seismic design a major issue in structural engineering. Reassuringly, structural response control and seismic isolation have advanced remarkably in recent years following numerous studies internationally. Several major conferences have been held and reports have been written but little has been issued on the application of the technologies to good structural engineering practice.

Plugging that gap, Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings presents researchers in structural engineering (dynamics) and construction management with up-to-date applications of the latest technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Devices for Seismic Isolation and Response Control 3. A Comparative Study of Seismic Isolation Codes Worldwide 4. Observed Response of Seismically Isolated Buildings 5. World Report 5.1 China 5.1.1 Introduction 5.1.2 Seismic Isolation 5.1.3 Response Control 5.2 Italy 5.3 Japan 5.3.1 Profile of RCB 5.3.1.1 Introduction 5.3.1.2 Seismic Isolation 5.3.1.3 Response Control 5.3.1.4 Example of RCB 5.3.2 Design for Seismic Isolation 5.3.2.1 Introduction 5.3.2.2 Notification (with Example) 5.3.2.3 THA (with Example) 5.3.3 Design for Response Control5.4 Korea 5.5 New Zealand 5.6 Taiwan 5.7 United States of America 6. Conclusions. Appendix. Data Sheets of Applications

About the Authors

Masahiko Higashino is a Manager at the Takenaka R&D Institute, Japan and Secretary of TG44/CIB.

Shin Okamoto, Dr. Eng. is President of the Japan Association for Building Research Promotion.

About the Series

CIB

This series consists of a carefully selection of state-of-the-art research books derived from CIB activities.

CIB, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, was established in 1953 to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB Commissions and Task Groups covering all fields in building and construction related research and innovation.

http://www.cibworld.nl/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General