Standards for the Testing and Evaluation of Seismic Isolation Systems.
Standards for the Testing and Evaluation of Seismic
Taylor, A. W.; Shenton, H. W., III; Chung, R. M.
ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference.
Proceedings. Volume 319. July 23-27, 1995, Honolulu,
HI, 39-43 pp, 1995.
base isolation; building technology; earthquake
engineering; elastomeric bearings; evaluation; seismic
design; sliding systems; standards; guidelines; tests
Draft guidelines for the testing and evaluation of
seismic isolation systems have recently been developed
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST). These guidelines are organized into three
sections: pre-qualification, prototype, and quality
control testing. The guidelines are broadly applicable,
since they are independent of the type of isolation
system and superstructure. The guidelines will serve as
a resource document for industry, and as basis for
developing future standards for testing of isolation
systems. This paper gives an overview of the NIST draft
guidelines, emphasizing the philosophy behind the
development of the guidelines. A brief summary of the
contents of the guidelines is also present.