Significant progress has been made in the development of passive control techniques in earthquake (EQ) engineering during the last two decades. Today, the most successful passive structural control technique in earthquake engineering is base isolation. Following the successful history of implementation of base isolation technology, passive energy dissipation devices are currently making inroads. In this paper a simple comparison of various passive control techniques is performed. This paper demonstrates the comparative merits of various techniques and assesses the effectiveness of passive control technology in mitigating seismic hazard for structures.
Simon Kim, Simon Kim,
"Passive control techniques in earthquake engineering", Proc. SPIE 2445, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping, (5 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208889; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.208889