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 22.214.171.124 Introduction 126.96.36.199 Seismic Isolation 188.8.131.52 Response Control 184.108.40.206 Example of RCB 5.3.2 Design for Seismic Isolation 220.127.116.11 Introduction 18.104.22.168 Notification (with Example) 22.214.171.124 THA (with Example) 5.3.3 Design for Response Control 5.4 Korea 5.5 New Zealand 5.6 Taiwan 5.7 United States of America 6. Conclusions. Appendix. Data Sheets of Applications
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.