To many structural engineers, the conventional approach to protect buildings from the destructive forces of earthquakes is to increase the strength of the buildings so that they do not collapse during such events. This approach is not entirely effective in terms of protection related to the contents and occupants as a result of the application of the forces transmitted in to the building. Since the motion of earthquakes is vibrational in nature, the principle of vibration isolation can be utilized to protect a building. This can be achieved via decoupling the structure from the horizontal components of the earthquake ground motion by mounting rubber bearings and friction pendulum bearings between the structure and its foundation. Such a system not only provides protection to the building but to its contents and occupants as well. “
Seismic Control (Vibration Control) depends on energy absortion by seismic dampers instead of strenghtening the structures. Maintenance free Viscous dampers can be used for seismic control.
EMKE has been glad to help the designers to do proper Seismic Isolation Design for free including Lead rubber bearings, natural rubber bearings, Sliders, viscous dampers and friction pendulum bearings.
SEISMIC DAMPER INSTALLATION
As EMKE experienced that the wrong installation causes anti-seismic devices working not properly and it breaks the warranty clauses, EMKE decided to install every seismic damper by its qualified professional team.
SEISMIC ISOLATOR INSTALLATION
As EMKE experienced that the wrong installation causes anti-seismic devices working not properly and it breaks the warranty clauses, EMKE decided to install every seismic isolator by its qualified professional team.