Supplemental Information for MCEER-04-0001
Experimental Study of Seismic Isolation Systems with Emphasis on Secondary System Response and Verification of Accuracy of Dynamic Response History Analysis Methods
by Eric D. Wolff and Michael C. Constantinou
This report provides an assessment of the validity and accuracy of analysis methods commonly used for seismically isolated structures, emphasizing secondary system response, contemporary seismic isolation systems, and strong and/or near fault seismic excitation. Eight isolation systems were studied: low damping elastomeric bearings with and without linear and nonlinear viscous dampers, Friction Pendulum bearings with and without linear and nonlinear viscous dampers, low damping elastomeric bearings with lead cores and low damping elastomeric bearings in conjunction with flat sliding bearings. A large body of additional information, which is not included in the printed report, is available from this site. The appendices are provided below in PDF format.
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Appendix A: Experimental Results (9,466 kb) This appendix contains the full results of experimental testing. Appendix B: Computer Program Sample Input Files (84 kb) This appendix provides sample computer input files used in the analytical modeling. Appendix C: Analytical (SAP2000) Vs. Experimental Response (13,146 kb) The appendix provides the analytical vs. experimental response results for the SAP2000 computer program. Appendix D: Analytical (3D-BASIS-ME) Vs. Experimental Response (13,210 kb) This appendix provides the analytical vs. experimental response results for the 3D-BASIS-ME computer program.