Faculty Advisor

Jayachandran, Paramasivam

Abstract

Base isolation is an old concept used to absorb ground accelerations. Today, it is applied on large-scale structures (such as hospitals, skylines etc). This project explores a full design for a reinforced concrete building with a base isolator attached to its foundation. The ground acceleration is based on the worst case scenario (California). The project then analyzes the results of the case study.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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