Inhabitable land has been decreasing due to the continual rise in sea levels caused by global warming. In response to this climate change, we need to consider looking for living spaces on water surfaces as well as building earthquake-resistant structures, particularly in flood and earthquake prone areas. This paper presents an experimental study on a new base isolation system in mitigating the response of a floating house that is located in a port. Experimental results show that the seismic response of the floating house was considerably reduced by the proposed isolation system with a proper displacement limit.
New Seismic Isolation Systems for Floating Houses
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Tsai, CS, Su, HC, Liao, WC, & Wang, Y. "New Seismic Isolation Systems for Floating Houses." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 8: Seismic Engineering. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 15–19, 2012. pp. 139-147. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2012-78540
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