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Motion Detection and Base Isolation System for Earthquake-Resistant Relief Structures: Application of Biomimetics

Khamidi, M. Faris and Farhan, S. A. and Chai, K.H.Z and Idrus, Arazi and Fadhil , Nuruddin M (2012) Motion Detection and Base Isolation System for Earthquake-Resistant Relief Structures: Application of Biomimetics. In: Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (SHUSER), 2012 IEEE Symposium, 24-27 June, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The conceptual design of a motion detection and base isolation system for earthquake-resistant relief structures is presented. The design process, which applies principles of biomimetics, is inspired by the motion detection ability of birds and fishes and shock isolation ability of woodpeckers’ skulls. Concrete blocks with and without base isolators were subjected to shake table tests to evaluate the efficiency of the base isolation system. Results revealed that the base isolation system reduces horizontal acceleration of concrete blocks by approximately 82.00 ± 2.0%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject Two:Geoscience
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:8176
Deposited By: Dr M Faris Khamidi
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 01:31
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 02:00

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