Seismic Design and Qualification Methods

Vallabhaneni, Kavita A.; Papavizas, Panos G.
March 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Mar2009, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses the requirements needed for the seismic-design of equipment under the 2006 Building International Standard (BIS) and Standard 7 of the American Society of Civil Engineers/structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) in the U.S.. It provides information on how to select the appropriate seismic-design requirements for mechanical systems. It reveals that seismic-design plays essential role in maintaining the opration of the equipment following an earthquake.


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