Criteria for the Definition of the Equipment Seismic Levels: Comparisons Between USA and European Codes

@article{Parise2014CriteriaFT,
  title={Criteria for the Definition of the Equipment Seismic Levels: Comparisons Between USA and European Codes},
  author={Giuseppe Parise and Maurizio De Angelis and Anna Reggio},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications},
  year={2014},
  volume={50},
  pages={2135-2141}
}
In spite of the names of “building attachments” and “secondary elements” usually given to nonstructural components and equipment, they are far from being secondary in importance. In the worst case of critical facilities, the failure of equipment strongly impacts on the postearthquake functionality, causing the loss of essential services or businesses. Such… CONTINUE READING