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A four-storey full-scale reinforced concrete frame, various steel-frames and large-scale models of bridge columns have been tested to verify and validate the safety coefficients of the Eurocodes.

As regards new anti-seismic technologies and devices, ELSA is engaged in testing base isolated civil structures and in experimental assessment of the effectiveness of energy dissipation devices and shock absorbers for the protection of industrial plants.

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Authors: JRC-ISPRA (IT), ;ISIS,
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Association of SMIRT and Korean Nuclear Society, Seoul (KO), 15-20th August (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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