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Abstract

The research related to seismic risk reduction led to the development of various innovative anti-seismic mechanisms which cover different applications. 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. A standard procedure for the pseudo-dynamic testing of large scale models of base-isolated structures has been developed and validated at the European 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)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: SMIRT-14, Lyon (FR), August 17-22, 1997
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40439 ORA
Record Number: 199710519 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en