CME-C14Project title: "The 1995 Hyogo Earthquake Performance of Base Isolated Buildings". Investigators: S. Hanatate, V. Shustov.
   This research is to investigate analytically the instrumentally recorded performances of base isolated buildings subject to the 1995 Hyogo (Kobe) earthquake. The main objectives of the research are: 
    ·    To validate the ability of some seismically isolated building structures constructed in Japan to mitigate lateral forces during severe shaking. 
    ·    To compare their performances with those of similar buildings in the US
    ·    To develop practical recommendations for earthquake engineers.
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