@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2064,
	  title     = {Mechanical Characteristics and Modeling of Multiple Trench Friction Pendulum System with Multi-intermediate Sliding Plates},
	  author    = {C. S. Tsai and  Yung-Chang Lin},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In order to upgrade the seismic resistibility of structures and enhance the functionality of an isolator, a new base isolator called the multiple trench friction pendulum system (MTFPS) is proposed in this study. The proposed MTFPS isolator is composed of a trench concave surface and several intermediate sliding plates in two orthogonal directions. Mathematical formulations have been derived to examine the characteristics of the proposed MTFPS isolator possessing multiple intermediate sliding plates. By means of mathematical formulations, it can be inferred that the natural period and damping effect of the MTFPS isolator with several intermediate sliding plates can be altered continually and controllably during earthquakes. Furthermore, results obtained from shaking table tests demonstrate that the proposed isolator provides good protection to structures for prevention of damage from strong earthquakes.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {70 - 87},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2064},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/26},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 26, 2009},
	}