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The rocking spectrum and the limitations of practical design methodologies
This paper is concerned with the superficial similarities and fundamental differences between the oscillatory response of a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) oscillator (regular pendulum) and theExpand
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Seismic response analysis of multidrum classical columns
This paper presents a numerical investigation on the seismic response of multidrum classical columns. The motivation for this study originates from the need to understand: (a) the level of groundExpand
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Statistical analysis of confined high strength concrete
Model uncertainty associated with the maximum strength, ductility and toughness of high strength concrete confined by rectilinear ties is statistically quantified for ten analytical models. TheseExpand
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Experimental and analytical studies on the response of freestanding laboratory equipment to earthquake shaking
This paper presents results of a comprehensive experimental program on the seismic response of full-scale freestanding laboratory equipment. First, quasi-static experiments are conducted to examineExpand
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Experimental and analytical studies on the response of 1/4-scale models of freestanding laboratory equipment subjected to strong earthquake shaking
This paper investigates the seismic response of freestanding equipment when subjected to strong earthquake motions (2% probability of being exceeded in 50 years). A two-step approach is followedExpand
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PEER Testbed Study on a Laboratory Building: Exercising Seismic Performance Assessment
From 2002 to 2004 (years five and six of a ten-year funding cycle), the PEER Center organized the majority of its research around six testbeds. Two buildings and two bridges, a campus, and a Expand
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Complexity in the Evaluation of Contract Types Employed for the Construction of Highway Projects
The procurement of public works is by definition complex in that its success depends on many varied interrelated parties (client, designer, licensing authorities, contractors, constructionExpand
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Experimental and finite element study on the compression properties of Modified Rectangular Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (MR-FREIs)
Abstract This study investigates the compressive behavior of Modified Rectangular Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (MR-FREIs). The geometric modifications are introduced to reduce theExpand
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Model of the Shear Behavior of Unbonded Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators
AbstractIn this paper, an analytical model is developed and used to predict the horizontal behavior of unbonded fiber-reinforced elastomeric isolators (FREIs). An advantageous feature of unbondedExpand
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