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Project Team:

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering; University at Buffalo

Shenlei Cui

Graduate Student;
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering;
University at Buffalo

 

Sponsor:

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National Science Foundation

Combined Design of Structural Fuse Frames with Isolated Floors

In order to protect nonstructural components such as sensitive components on the floor of a room, a combined solution of stiffening the structure and isolating the floor is being developed in this project.

MCEER Reports

Cui, S., Bruneau, M. and Constantinou, M.C., (2012). Integrated Design Methodology for Isolated Floor Systems in Single-Degree-of-Freedom Structural Fuse Systems, Technical Report MCEER-12-0004, June 13, 2012, 478 p.

Selected Publications

Cui, S., Bruneau, M., Kasalanati, A. (2010). “Behavior of Bi-directional Spring Unit in Isolated Floor Systems,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.136, No.8, pp.994-952.

Cui, S., Bruneau, M., Kasalanati, A. (2010). “Experimental Study of Bi-Directional Spring Unit in Isolated Floor Systems,” Joint 9th US and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 2010 - CD-ROM Paper No.662.