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Title:Response Modification Applications for Essential Facilities
Author(s):Craig, James I.; Goodno, Barry J.; Towashiraporn, Peeranan; Park, J.
Subject(s):MAE Center
Abstract:This study examined the application of passive energy dissipation systems for response modification of essential facilities in the Mid-America region. Essential facilities are defined as buildings that support functions related to post-earthquake emergency response and disaster management. For such buildings simply insuring life safety and preventing collapse are not sufficient, and the buildings must remain operational during or suitable for immediate occupancy after a major earthquake. A regional inventory of essential facilities (MAE Center project SE-1) revealed that unreinforced masonry (URM) is the most common type of construction for essential facilities, and such material is well known to be highly vulnerable to strong earthquakes. As a result, response modification for this type of building, and particularly for low-rise firehouses, was the focus of this study.
Issue Date:2007-04
Publisher:Mid-America Earthquake Center
Citation Info:588. Craig, J.I., Goodno, B.J., Towashiraporn, T., Park, J. (2007). “Response Modification Application for Essential Facilities,” Mid-America Earthquake Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CD Release 07-07, April.
Series/Report:MAE Center CD Release 07-07
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Sponsor:National Science Foundation EEC-9701785
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-08-19

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