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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 60
OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and B. Kumar
Paper VI.12

Development of Laminated Rubber Bearings and their Implementation in Armenia

M. Melkumyan

Earthquake Engineering Center, National Survey for Seismic Protection, Armenia

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M. Melkumyan, "Development of Laminated Rubber Bearings and their Implementation in Armenia", in B.H.V. Topping, B. Kumar, (Editors), "Optimization and Control in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 239-244, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.60.6.12
Abstract
In recent years in Armenia along with the construction of new buildings, attention has been paid to seismic protection of existing buildings. Revolutionary transformations using seismic isolation were pertinent just to that field. Seismic isolation might play a critical role in Armenia as in contrast to conventional approaches it does not require interruption of functioning of already occupied buildings. At the same time the introduction of seismic isolation into the practice of new construction has started as well. The present paper is devoted to the description of the structural concepts, which can provide significant seismic safety for existing and newly constructed buildings.

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