2015 ASCE Seismic Viscous Dampers: Enhanced performance and cost effective application of PBE

H. Kit Miyamoto, Amir SJ Gilani Performance-based design with seismic protection devices such as viscous dampers have fundamentally altered the landscape of earthquake engineering and design. Structures designed and built without such devices typically use a code-prescribed design that implies extensive structural damage, loss of operation, and likely replacement at.. Read More

Cost-Effective Seismic Isolation Retrofit of Heritage Cathedrals in Haiti WCEE 2017

1), President Miyamoto International, Inc. (2) Manager Earthquake Engineering, Miyamoto International, Inc. (3) Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Historic and heritage have sustained severe damage and collapse in recent earthquakes, including in Italy (2009), Haiti (2010) and New Zealand (2011). The main vertical and lateral.. Read More

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