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CWSF 2006 - Saguenay, Québec

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Devon Thomson

ShakeLess Structures: Designing an Earthquake Resistant Building
Division:Health Sciences
Region:Annapolis Valley
City:Wolfville, NS
School:Wolfville School
Abstract:Models of earthquake resistant buildings constructed of unattached wooden blocks were stabilized using several structural modifications: overlapping blocks, building height, buttresses, base isolators (marbles in a box), roofs and cross braces. Experiments were conducted on a homemade earthquake machine. Buildings of overlapped blocks on a base isolator were most stable.