Base Isolation Development in Japan — Code Provisions and Implementation
In recent years, base isolation techniques are actively adopted in construction of bridges, buildings and other structures in Japan. This paper summarizes the code provisions for base isolated bridges and buildings in Japan, as well as their implementation. Earthquake records obtained from base isolated buildings are also reported to verify reduction of earthquake response in base-isolated structures.
KeywordsEarthquake Ground Motion Girder Bridge Highway Bridge Ductility Demand Rubber Bearing
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