Construction and Testing of an Experimental Dwelling-House on Rubber Bearings

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Title: Construction and Testing of an Experimental Dwelling-House on Rubber Bearings

Author(s): Gilles C. Delfosse

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 94

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 223-232

Keywords: base isolation; bearings; dynamic tests; masonry walls; earthquake-resistant structures; houses; reinforced concrete; rubber; Construction

Date: 9/1/1986

Abstract:
The paper describes the construction of an experimental dwelling house on rubber bearings. The structural system is made of masonry walls with reinforced concrete frames incorporated in masonry. The Base Isolation System is composed of three parts--isolators, dampers, and stoppers. The testing program is intended to study the efficiency of such a system in the earthquake protection of buildings.