Earthquake tragedy and application of seismic isolation, energy dissipation and other seismic control systems to protect structures in China

Earthquake tragedy China
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90% of the Chinese territory is seismic. Earthquakes cause victims, but also damage to non-structural elements and inside facilities, stopping the city’s life. New techniques, as base isolation and energy dissipation, protect both structures and inside facilities. In China there are many structures with seismic isolation or passive or hybrid control systems. Some recent application, experimental records of real earthquakes, shake table tests as well as future trends on seismic isolation and passive and active control technique in China and in the world are described



Fu Lin Zhou

DOI 10.12910/EAI2015-077

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