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Revised Report on Analysis and Design of Buildings with Passive Energy Dissipation Systems

Development and Evaluation of Simplified Procedures for Analysis and Design of Buildings with Passive Energy Dissipation Systems was first published on December 8, 2000, as report number MCEER-00-0010, by Oscar Ramirez, Michael Constantinou, Charles Kircher, Andrew Whittaker, Martin Johnson and Juan Gomez. In September of 2001, Dr. Christis Chrysostomou, of the Higher Technical Institute of Cyprus, independently re-worked the examples and checked the validity of the presented results. His work resulted in a substantial volume of changes and corrections that necessitated the release of a revised version of the report. The new report, published as MCEER-00-0010, Revision 01, with the same title, includes Dr. Chrysostomou as an author. It is available through MCEER Publications for $40.00.

The work presented in this report was performed under the auspices of Technical Subcommittee 12, Base Isolation and Energy Dissipation, of the Building Seismic Safety Council, which was charged with developing analysis and design procedures for inclusion in the year 2000 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures. The work of Technical Subcommittee 12 was supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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