A Simple Pendulum Technique for Achieving Seismic Isolation

@article{Zayas1990ASP,
  title={A Simple Pendulum Technique for Achieving Seismic Isolation},
  author={V. Zayas and S. Low and S. Mahin},
  journal={Earthquake Spectra},
  year={1990},
  volume={6},
  pages={317 - 333}
}
An innovative seismic isolation system, the Friction Pendulum System (FPS), offers improvements in strength, versatility and ease of installation as compared to previous systems. Moreover, the approach offers several inherent performance benefits not available before. The FPS uses geometry and gravity to achieve the desired seismic isolation results. It is based on well known engineering principles of pendulum motion, and is constructed of materials with demonstrated longevity and resistance to… Expand
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