1st Edition

Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings

By Masahiko Higashino, Shin Okamoto Copyright 2006
    412 Pages
    by Routledge

    412 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Preface Wim Bakens  1. Introduction Shin Okamoto  2. Devices for Seismic Isolation and Response Control Hideo Fujitani, Taiki Saito  3. A Comparative Study of Seismic Isolation Codes Worldwide Demin Feng  4. Observed Response of Seismically Isolated Buildings Taiki Saito  5. World Report  5.1 China  5.1.1 Introduction Fu Lin Zhou  5.1.2 Seismic Isolation Fu Lin Zhou, Xilin Lu, Weiqing Liu, Xiangyun Huang  5.1.3 Response Control Ou Jinping, Hui Li  5.2 Italy Alessandro Martelli, Mauro Dolce, Massimo Forni  5.3 Japan  5.3.1 Profile of RCB Nagahide Kani Introduction Seismic Isolation Response Control Example of RCB  5.3.2 Design for Seismic Isolation Masahiko Higashino, Hiroki Hamaguchi Introduction Notification (with Example) THA (with Example)  5.3.3 Design for Response Control Kazuhiko Kasai  5.4 Korea Dong Guen Lee  5.5 New Zealand John X. Zhao  5.6 Taiwan Kuo Chung Chang  5.7 United States of America Ian Aiken, Andrew Whittaker  6. Conclusions Shin Okamoto et al.  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.