Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation

Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation
Author: James M. Kelly,Dimitrios Konstantinidis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781119972808

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Widely used in civil, mechanical and automotive engineer­ing since the early 1980s, multilayer rubber bearings have been used as seismic isolation devices for buildings in highly seismic areas in many countries. Their appeal in these applications comes from their ability to provide a component with high stiffness in one direction with high flexibility in one or more orthogonal directions. This combination of vertical stiffness with horizontal flexibility, achieved by reinforcing the rubber by thin steel shims perpendicular to the vertical load, enables them to be used as seismic and vibra­tion isolators for machinery, buildings and bridges. Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation collates the most important information on the mechanics of multilayer rubber bearings. It explores a unique and comprehensive combination of relevant topics, covering all prerequisite fundamental theory and providing a number of closed-form solutions to various boundary value problems as well as a comprehensive historical overview on the use of isolation. Many of the results presented in the book are new and are essential for a proper understanding of the behavior of these bearings and for the design and analysis of vibration or seismic isolation systems. The advantages afforded by adopting these natural rubber systems is clearly explained to designers and users of this technology, bringing into focus the design and specification of bearings for buildings, bridges and industrial structures. This comprehensive book: includes state of the art, as yet unpublished research along with all required fundamental concepts; is authored by world-leading experts with over 40 years of combined experience on seismic isolation and the behavior of multilayer rubber bearings; is accompanied by a website at www.wiley.com/go/kelly The concise approach of Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation forms an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers/practitioners in structural and mechanical engineering departments, in particular those working in seismic and vibration isolation.

The Shock and Vibration Digest

The Shock and Vibration Digest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
Genre: Shock (Mechanics)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007166015

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Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
Genre: Mechanics, Applied
ISBN: OSU:32435026160705

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Economic Bulletin Singapore International Chamber of Commerce

Economic Bulletin   Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
Author: Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
Genre: Malaysia
ISBN: UOM:39015084857724

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Seismic Isolation Strategies for Earthquake Resistant Construction

Seismic Isolation Strategies for Earthquake Resistant Construction
Author: Mikayel Melkumyan
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-10-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781527519428

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Earthquakes are catastrophic events that cause huge economic losses due to the vulnerability of the existing building stock. However, collapses of vulnerable buildings can be avoided if preventative measures, such as enhancement of their earthquake resistance, are implemented on time. This book will allow the reader to become acquainted with a number of unique, modern and cost-effective seismic isolation strategies, which can be easily, and in very short periods of time, and without interruption of the use of the buildings, implemented with high efficiency in existing buildings, making them earthquake proof. An important aspect here is that the book’s seismic isolation strategies are demonstrated on real examples of existing buildings with different structural systems, such as reinforced concrete frame buildings with shear walls and stone buildings with load-bearing walls. The cost-effectiveness of the suggested strategies is further proved by comparative analyses carried out for buildings both with and without seismic isolation systems.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and Thomas Register Catalog File

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and Thomas Register Catalog File
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
Genre: Industrialists
ISBN: UOM:39015058389811

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Vols. for 1970-71 includes manufacturers' catalogs.

Japanese Technical Abstracts

Japanese Technical Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
Genre: Engineering
ISBN: PSU:000067430284

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Earthquake Resistant Design with Rubber

Earthquake Resistant Design with Rubber
Author: James M. Kelly
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781447133599

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My involvement in the use of natural rubber as a method for the protec 1976. At that time, tion of buildings against earthquake attack began in I was working on the development of energy-dissipating devices for the same purpose and had developed and tested a device that was even tually used in a stepping-bridge structure, this being a form of partial isolation. It became clear to me that in order to use these energy devices for the earthquake protection of buildings, it would be best to combine them with an isolation system which would give them the large displace ments needed to develop sufficient hysteresis. At this appropriate point in time, I was approached by Dr. C. J. Derham, then of the Malaysian Rubber Producers' Research Association (MRPRA), who asked if I was interested in looking at the possibility of conducting shaking table tests at the Earthquake Simulator Laboratory to see to what extent natural rubber bearings could be used to protect buildings from earthquakes. Very soon after this meeting, we were able to do such a test using a 20-ton model and hand-made isolators. The eady tests were very promising. Accordingly, a further set of tests was done with a more realistic five storey model weighing 40 tons with bearings that were commercially made. In both of the test series, the isolators were used both alone and with a number of different types of energy-dissipating devices to en hance damping.

Japanese Technical Periodical Index

Japanese Technical Periodical Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
Genre: Engineering
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010856438

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PCI Journal

PCI Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
Genre: Precast concrete
ISBN: UCSD:31822017688334

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Government Reports Announcements Index

Government Reports Announcements   Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
Genre: Science
ISBN: MSU:31293009753991

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Performance Based Seismic Design of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures

Performance Based Seismic Design of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures
Author: Plevris, Vagelis,Kremmyda, Georgia,Fahjan, Yasin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781522520900

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Solid design and craftsmanship are a necessity for structures and infrastructures that must stand up to natural disasters on a regular basis. Continuous research developments in the engineering field are imperative for sustaining buildings against the threat of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures is an informative reference source on all the latest trends and emerging data associated with structural design. Highlighting key topics such as seismic assessments, shear wall structures, and infrastructure resilience, this is an ideal resource for all academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are seeking new knowledge on the best methods and techniques for designing solid structural designs.

Mechanical Chemical Engineering Transactions

Mechanical   Chemical Engineering Transactions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
Genre: Chemical engineering
ISBN: UCSD:31822015357015

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Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
Genre: Aeronautics
ISBN: UVA:X004872592

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Tall Building Design

Tall Building Design
Author: Bungale S. Taranath
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315356860

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Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy—it also bridges the gap between two design approaches—one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill. The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse. The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings. The Book Also Considers: Preliminary analysis and design techniques The structural rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel and concrete buildings Design differences between code-sponsored approaches The concept of ductility trade-off for strength Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems is a structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession. This text examines all major concrete, steel, and composite building systems, and uses the most up-to-date building codes.