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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Access to this report is limited to members of the WPI community. Please contact a project advisor or their department to request access
Restricted-WPI community only
Civil and Environmental Engineering