This journal is the official publication of the Anti-Seismic System
International Society (ASSISi), founded in 2001 to promote international
cooperation among scientists and engineers in the field of seismic
protection for new and existing structures. The association, through
this journal, is devoted to the promotion and dissemination of
innovative research on all aspects of engineering related to seismic
and vibration protection technologies. The problems in this field, and
their solutions, are international in character and the society in its
scope and membership is a reflection of this.
Drawing on the areas of earthquake engineering, material science, and
solid mechanics, the technology known as seismic isolation is
experiencing considerable growth in world-wide applications. Based on
the principle of structural response modification under the effects of
earthquakes, ambient vibrations or wind, the technology utilizes a
large spectrum of mechanical devices to introduce the required level
of protection into the overall structural system.
The journal will
stimulate the growth of this technology by presenting analytical,
computational, and experimental results that facilitate the
implementation of the existing techniques as well as assist the
development of new systems and design approaches. It will include
seismic code requirements for base isolation, supplemental energy
dissipation, and active and semi-active structural control emphasizing
seismic protection. The policy will be to maintain a balance between
papers from researchers and from design engineers. Examples of
documented implementation of the various types of protective systems
will be encouraged.
Every paper submitted to JoMMS is subjected to stringent peer
review by at least two reviewers.