WIT Press

Shock Evader™

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940531

Volume

8

Pages

9

Published

1994

Size

782 kb

Author(s)

V. Shustov

Abstract

Shock Evader V. Shustov Seismic Risk Evaluation, 536 3/4 N. Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA INTRODUCTION The purpose of the work is a further development of the en- gineering concept of seismic isolation. The suggested iso- lation technique, called Shock Evader, can be classified as an automatic passive control based on non-destructive soft- ening ability of low friction sliding isolators of a special design. A working sample of the Shock Evader is continually demonstrated in action on the earthquake simulation platform at the California Museum of Science and Industry. The analy- tical investigation which has been performed for the NSF proves: it is possible to break with damping dependancy in the seismic isolation control technology. MISTAKEN IDENTITY Despite a wide variety of practical implementations, the common concept of seismic isolation is resting mostly on two pillars: flexible mounting and damping [1]. Unfortunately, the last one has no

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