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Abstract

The research related to seismic risk reduction led, in the last years, to the development of various innovative anti-seismic mechanisms which cover different applications. The base isolation technology is one of the most promising and many types of different isolation devices have been developed, tested and produced.
The efficacy of these devices has been proved by some applications, as shown during the earthquake of Northridge in California, but a systematic use of this technology is made difficult by the absence of design standards. The definition and validation of deisgn standards needs tests on large-scale structures to overcome the problems of scaling effects. A standard procedure for the pseudo-dynamic testing of large scale models of base-isolated structures has been developed and validated at the Euroepan Laboratory for Structural Assessment of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

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Authors: RENDA V, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);MAGONETTE G, JRC Ispra (IT);TIRELLI D, JRC Ispra (IT);PAPA L, JRC Ispra (IT);MOLINA F J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Intercomparison of Analysis Methods for Seismically Isolated Nuclear Structures, St Petersberg (US), May 27 - June 1, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39798 ORA
Record Number: 199610724 / Last updated on: 1996-08-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en