Ian D. Aiken

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This report presents the results of a comprehensive component testing program on a type of buckling restrained brace known as the Unbonded Brace TM. This commercially available seismic brace enhances the earthquake resistance of building structures by providing supplemental strength and energy dissipation. The report introduces the braces by presenting an(More)
An experimental program has been completed recently to evaluate the long-term performance of the seismic isolation bearings manufactured for the Foothill Communities Law and Justice Center. Two pairs of full-size bearings were tested — one was removed from the building approximately 12 years after installation, and the other pair was from the original set(More)
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