Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices available in Paperback
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- Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF)
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center.
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for large seismic isolator and energy dissipation devices. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and performance characteritics of a wide range of devices produced by U.S. and overseas manufacturers. It describes a program of full-scale dynamic tests, the results of which should provide guidance to the transportation-engineering community regarding the performance of large seismic devices.