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  • Seismic Isolation Simulation
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  • Base Isolation Design Guidelines
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  • Study on Earthquake Response Characteristics of Base Isolated Building Using the Friction Dampers with Coned Disc Springs
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Gebze-Izmir Highway Bearings

The world biggest highway BOT project is recently Gebze-Izmir Highway project in Turkey. It is PPP project (Private Public Partnership) in Turkey. As the suspension bridge is located in Izmit bay, it is very highly seismically hazardous area so that all approaching viaducts will be isolated against a possible earthquake. 4,376 seismic rubber bearings will be installed on top of the viaducts. All 4376 bearings have been being supplied by EM-KE Construction Ltd. by using Dynamic Isolation Systems (USA) and Robinson Seismic Ltd. (New Zealand) products.