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.
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 188.8.131.52 Introduction 184.108.40.206 Seismic Isolation 220.127.116.11 Response Control 18.104.22.168 Example of RCB 5.3.2 Design for Seismic Isolation 22.214.171.124 Introduction 126.96.36.199 Notification (with Example) 188.8.131.52 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