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Supplemental Information for MCEER-05-0001

Experimental and Analytical Studies of Structures Seismically Isolated with an Uplift-Restraint Isolation System

by  Panayiotis C. Roussis and Michael C. Constantinou

This report describes the development of a novel uplift-prevention Friction Pendulum isolator called the XY-FP. 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: Pushover Analysis of 5-Story Model Frame (81 kb)
This appendix prosents the procedure for obtaining the pushover curve of the model used in this study.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix B: Experimental Results for the 5-Story Model Structure Seismically Isolated with XY-FP Isolators  (1,949 kb)
This appendix provides experimental results of the model from the testing program.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix C: Comparison of Analytical and Experimental Results for the 5-Story Model Structure Seismically Isolated with XP-FP Isolators (3,167 kb)
This appendix provides a comparison of the experimental and 3D-BASIS-ME analytical results.
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix D: Comparison of Analytical Predictions of SAP2000 and 3D-BASIS-ME for the Case-Study Structure Seismically Isolated with Solely FP Isolators (6,190 kb)
.This appendix provides the analytical results from SAP2000 and 3D-BASIS-ME
Pdficonsmall.gif (198 bytes) Appendix E: Comparison of 3D-BASIS-ME Analytical Predictions of the Case-Study Structure Seismically Isolated with (a) Solely FP Isolators and (b) Both FP and XY-FP Isolators (6,969 kb)
  This appendix provides the analytical results from 3D-BASIS-ME for the model with FP Isolators vs. with XY-FP isolators.
   

 


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