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Proceedings of the Fourth US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges

The Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction

NCEER-97-EQPR | 12/9/1996 | 0 pages

About the Report:

Keywords: Highway bridges. Seismic isolation. Base isolation. Rubber bearings. Sliding friction dampers. Steel dampers. Viscous fluid dampers. Joints. Elastomeric bearings. Dynamic response analysis. Lateral loads. Experimental tests. Active control systems. Hybrid control systems. Passive control systems. Design methods. Retrofitting. Menshin design. United States. Japan.

Abstract: This report offers the Proceedings of the Fourth US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges, held in Buffalo, New York on December 9 and 10, 1996. This comprehensive workshop included the presentation and discussion of 20 papers covering a wide range of topics: passive/hybrid protective systems, hybrid/semi-active sytems and smart materials, and experimental and field observations of briges fitted with advanced protective systems.