The ATC-17 report, Proceedings of a Seminar and Workshop on Base Isolation and Passive Energy Dissipation, was published under a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Published 1986, 478 pages)
ABSTRACT: The report contains 42 papers describing the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in base-isolation and passive energy-dissipation technology. Included are papers describing case studies in the United States, applications and developments worldwide, recent innovations in technology development, and structural and ground motion issues. Also included is a proposed 5-year research agenda that addresses the following specific issues: (1) strong ground motion, (2) design criteria, (3) materials, quality control, and long-term reliability, (4) life cycle cost methodology, and (5) system response.
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