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Passive control techniques in earthquake engineering
Author(s): Simon Kim
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Paper Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the development of passive control techniques in earthquake (EQ) engineering during the last two decades. Today, the most successful passive structural control technique in earthquake engineering is base isolation. Following the successful history of implementation of base isolation technology, passive energy dissipation devices are currently making inroads. In this paper a simple comparison of various passive control techniques is performed. This paper demonstrates the comparative merits of various techniques and assesses the effectiveness of passive control technology in mitigating seismic hazard for structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2445, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping, (5 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208889
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Simon Kim, Cygna Group, Inc./ICF Kaiser International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2445:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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