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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Brian M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Ruiyangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T05:40:27Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T05:40:27Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2Q01J
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15922
dc.description.abstractTerrorist attacks have become a growing threat worldwide in recent years. Explosive devices, the weapon of choice for a majority of terrorist attacks, significantly threaten civilian and military personnel. Accordingly it is very important to protect critical buildings against blast loads with the main goal of preventing loss of life of the occupants. The research detailed within this dissertation will investigate innovative smart structures, including the mitigation of damage and loss of life under blast loading through base isolated structures combined with supplemental passive control devices without compromising the innate seismic protection that base isolation provides. The focus of this dissertation is the development and simulation of multiple control strategies for multi-story structures subjected to surface blasts and seismic excitations. The goal is to study and improve the response of base isolated structures under blast loadings and simultaneously keep the same level or better performance under earthquakes through alternative energy dissipation systems.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMULTIPLE ENERGY DISSIPATION STRATEGIES OF BASE ISOLATED STRUCTURES UNDER BLAST AND EARTHQUAKEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCivil engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbase displacementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBase isolationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlasten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGround motionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednonlinear bumperen_US


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