Seismic Viscous Dampers A Cost-Effective Solution with Enhanced Performance for Retrofit and New Construction

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D. and Amir SJ Gilani, Ph.D. Miyamoto International, West Sacramento, California For full access to this technical paper click here and we will contact you shortly. The application of seismic protection devices such as dampers has fundamentally altered the landscape of earthquake engineering and design. Structures designed and built.. Read More

Applying Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment to the Development of a Seismic Retrofit Program for Public Schools in Metro Manila, Philippines

H. Kit Miyamoto1, Ph.D., Amir S. J. Gilani2, Ph.D., Jolanta Kryspin-Watson3, Artessa Saldivar-Sali4, Abigail C. Baca5 1President and CEO, Miyamoto International, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2 Earthquake Engineering manager, Miyamoto International, Sacramento, CA, USA 3Regional DRM Coordinator for East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank 4Municipal Engineer, East Asia and.. Read More

Response of Structures with Viscous Dampers Subjected to Large Earthquakes

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., Amir SJ Gilani, Ph.D. Miyamoto International, West Sacramento, California Miyamoto International, West Sacramento, California For full access to this technical paper click here and we will contact you shortly. Fluid Viscous dampers are added to building to protect its structural, nonstructural components, and contents. Dampers are designed to.. Read More

Global Seismic Risk Reduction Programs: International Perspective on the Successful Application in Istanbul

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D. Amir SJ Gilani, Ph.D. Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu Miyamoto International, Sacramento, California, United States Miyamoto International, Istanbul, Turkey For full access to this technical paper click here and we will contact you shortly. Worldwide, a large percentage of school and hospital buildings in areas of high seismicity,.. Read More