Seismic shock and vibration isolation 1995. Part 2: Applications

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As pointed out in the introduction of Part 1, the isolation strategy can be used to effectively decouple a` structure from its environment and thus the structure can be protected from damaging seismic loads or unwanted vibrations and noises from the environment. The method has been used for solving vibration and shock problems in machinery and equipment for many years, but its application to the protection of structures from seismic loadings is relatively recent. Owing to the current interest generated by the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes, an but one of the papers in this publication deal with seismic isolation. The ... continued below

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Mok, G.C. & Chung, H.H. July 11, 1995.

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  • Mok, G.C. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Chung, H.H. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

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As pointed out in the introduction of Part 1, the isolation strategy can be used to effectively decouple a` structure from its environment and thus the structure can be protected from damaging seismic loads or unwanted vibrations and noises from the environment. The method has been used for solving vibration and shock problems in machinery and equipment for many years, but its application to the protection of structures from seismic loadings is relatively recent. Owing to the current interest generated by the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes, an but one of the papers in this publication deal with seismic isolation. The one paper on vibration isolation by Yonekura discusses a measure to protect buildings from detrimental excitations of running trains. Seismic or base isolation has been used to protect bridges, buildings, industrial facilities, and nuclear reactors from damaging seismic loads since 1970. For each of these applications base isolation offers some unique advantages that the conventional strengthening method cannot. Some of these advantages are discussed in papers presented in this publication.

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  • Joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) pressure vessels and piping conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-27 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE96000089
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121345-Pt.2
  • Report No.: CONF-950740--97-Pt.2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 109534
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628426

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Mok, G.C. & Chung, H.H. Seismic shock and vibration isolation 1995. Part 2: Applications, article, July 11, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628426/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.