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Seismic Isolation Systems: Introduction and Overwiew

  • M. C. Constantinou
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 345)

Abstract

Seismic isolation (also often referred to as base isolation) is a technique for mitigating the effects of earthquakes on structures through the introduction of flexibility and energy absorption capability. Various practical means for introducing this desired flexibility and energy absorption capability are described.

Keywords

Natural Rubber Isolation System Seismic Isolation Base Isolation Earthquake Engineer Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Constantinou
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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