The dynamics of a pushing and quick release device for dynamic testing of seismic isolated buildings

Giuseppe Oliveto, Athanasios Markou

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Abstract

A pushing and quick-release device was designed, built and applied for the dynamic testing of a four-story reinforced concrete building in the town of Solarino in south-east Sicily seismically retrofitted by hybrid base isolation. The tests were performed in July 2004 and the results have been shown in the
literature Oliveto et al. (2004). In March 2013 the same device has been used for the testing of a newly built reinforced concrete building in the town of Augusta also in eastern Sicily. A similar hybrid seismic isolation system to the one in Solarino was used also for the building in Augusta. Preliminary blind studies in preparation of the actual tests were presented at the 10CUEE conference in Japan, Oliveto et al. (2013). The object of the present work is to discuss the dynamics of the pushing and quick release device rather than the performance of the base isolation system. It is believed that the present discussion will provide a better understanding of the behavior of the considered device which might encourage other researchers to use similar devices for full scale dynamic tests of base isolation
systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. Istanbul Aug. 25-29 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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