Dynamic behavior of a base isolated building during earthquakes

Toshiyuki Ishii, Masashi Moteki, Nobuyasu Kawai, Kenji Yasui, Katsuhiko Ishida, Taiji Mazda

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Observation of the earthquake response of a base isolated building has been carried out for seven years. This building is a four-story reinforced concrete structure equipped with 25 natural rubber bearings and 12 steel dampers. More than 100 earthquake responses have been recorded. From the statistical study based on these records, the following results are concluded: (1) The response acceleration is sufficiently reduced. (2) The response reduction effect depends on the frequency characteristics of the basement. (3) The maximum response of the base isolated building can be well predicted by the maximum velocity or velocity response spectrum of the basement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Joint ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 23 1995Jul 27 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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