structursl project with isolator
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Author: sarguc
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structursl project with isolator
hi all,
what is the responsibility of the structural design engineer in an seismically isolated building project.

for example
** attent to the tests of specimens at the producing company
** being ready at the site when isolatin is being implimented.

something like that

best regards.
Dear sarguc,
When you design an isolated building, you design superstructure with Kdmax.
At the design stage you don't have it and so you assume it (for example 1.1keff).
After the design procedure, two prototypes with exact dimensions are produced and tested by manufacturer.
Then you as the designer should:
1- Check the results and approve it for next construction.
2- Upgrade your design with test results (now you have the Kdmax).
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