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Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
March 2010, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 75-82

A new seismic isolation system and its feasibility study


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Abstract
This paper introduces a new seismic isolation system called a periodic foundation (PF), where inclusions are periodically
arranged. The PF is different from traditional base isolation in that it causes a fundamental frequency shift in the structure, thus
reducing its response and generating a frequency gap. If the frequency contents of a seismic wave fall into the gap, it can not
propagate in the foundation. Thus, it will exert no influence on the structure above. A systematic study of the band of
frequency gap for a 2D PF is conducted. The influence of physical and geometrical parameters such as density and elastic
modulus as well as filling fraction of the PF and its materials on the band of frequency gap are investigated, and a design with
a frequency gap as low as 2.493.72 Hz is achieved. This band of frequency gap corresponds well to the design spectra in
earthquake engineering. Numerical simulations of a six-story frame structure with different foundations demonstrate that a
proposed PF can greatly reduce the seismic response of an isolated structure. This investigation shows that PFs have great
potential in future applications of seismic isolation technology.

Supported by: National Natural Science Foundation of China Under Grant No.90715006
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About this Article

Title
A new seismic isolation system and its feasibility study
Journal
Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
Volume 9, Issue 1 , pp 75-82
Cover Date
2010-03-01
DOI
10.1007/s11803-010-8159-8
Print ISSN
1671-3664
Online ISSN
1993-503X
Publisher
Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration
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Topics

Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences

Civil Engineering

Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control

Keywords
seismic isolation

periodic foundation

band of frequency gap

Authors

Gaofeng Jia (1)

Zhifei Shi (1)

Author Affiliations

1. School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 100044, China

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