Design Of A Miniature Base Isolation Demo

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2023-05-15
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In this project, we will design a miniature base isolation demo. The objective is to design the total mass, stiffness, and damping (mb, kb, cb) of a base isolation system for a single-story building, subject to the design spectrum described below. An effective isolator will result in a maximum moment that is significantly lower than that of the no-isolation case (fixed base). The target reduction in the base moment is shown in Table 1. The challenge is that as you make the isolator more flexible, it will also deform more and could break as well, so we also will place a limit on the maximum allowed deformation.

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