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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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Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix A: Experimental Results (9,466 kb)
This appendix contains the full results of experimental testing.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix B: Computer Program Sample Input Files  (84 kb)
This appendix provides sample computer input files used in the analytical modeling.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix C: Analytical (SAP2000) Vs. Experimental Response (13,146 kb)
The appendix provides the analytical vs. experimental response results for the SAP2000 computer program.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) 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.

 


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