FULL SCALE TESTS OF THE BASE-ISOLATION SYSTEM FOR AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

Marco Filippo Ferrotto, Liborio Cavaleri, Paolo Castaldo, Fabio Di Trapani

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Abstract

The paper presents the results of some full-scale tests regarding the base-isolation system of the emergency room building of the polyclinic hospital in Palermo (Italy). This building has been recently realized and its base isolation system is characterized by double friction pendulum isolators. Static lateral pushing tests were aimed at identifying fundamental mechanical properties of the whole isolation level (e.g. friction forces and stiffness) in order to verify the agreement with the design hypotheses. Further dynamic tests provided different displacements of the isolated base followed by the instantaneous release (snap-back tests), in order to verify the effectiveness, the mechanical parameter in dynamics and re-centering capacity of the isolation system. The design of both the types of test and the respective results and interpretations are illustrated in the paper highlighting a number of issues arising when arranging such kind of investigations on full scale buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPDYN 2019 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering - vol.1
Pages2012-2025
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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