Seismic Base Isolation

Institution:
Middle East Technical University
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2015
Teacher(s):
UGURHAN AKYUZ
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/09/2015 – 29/01/2016

General features of seismically isolated structures; isolator devices and systems; mechanical characteristics and modeling of isolators; structures with seismic isolation; code provisions for seismic isolation; stability of elastomeric isolators; ground motion characteristics; design examples.

Suggested readings:

  • F. Naeim and J. M. Kelly, Design of Seismic Isolated Structures, Wiley, 1999.
  • S. Pinarbasi, U. Akyuz, and G. Ozdemir, “An Experimental Study On Low Temperature Behavior of Elastomeric Bridge Bearings”, 10th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibrations Control of Structures, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007.
  • Nagarajaiah, S., Xiaohong, S., “Response of Base‐Isolated USC Hospital Building in Northridge Earthquake”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 126, 1177‐1186, 2000