Seismic isolation systems

Structural mechanics

The factor, which needs to be considered, especially for building in seismic-active areas is the ensuring of aseismic stability for buildings and constructions. Nowadays, one of the main approaches to increase of aseismic stability is use of various systems of aseismic isolation. It is not always advantageous and rational to increase aseismic stability of the building or the foundation under the equipment by simple increasing the strength of materials. Rising of durability of constructions leads to weight gaining and, as a result, rising in inertial seismic loadings. Different types of aseismoinsulators are investigated in this article, as the most common decision for reaching necessary aseismic stability in industrial and civil engineering.