English Abstract

Present and Future of Seismic Protection System

Toshio NISHI
WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Aoba, Sendai, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2012),85(4),117-122 General Review in Japanese

Recent advances and future prospects in the field of seismic-protection system are reviewed with emphasis on seismic-protection elastomeric isolators and seismic-control system. Some examples of the system behavior at The East Japan Giant Earthquake on March 11, 2011 with magnitude 9.0 were shown and the system worked very effectively at the giant earthquake.

Keywords: Seismic-protection Elastomeric Isolator, East Japan Giant Earthquake, Durability, Seismic-control system