Application of Base Isolated Residences of Large Bays
Chen Guangzhi et al.
As a new seismic building technology, base isolation has been applied widely. In this paper, an application example of base isolated large bay masonry residence buildings in seismic area of intensity 7 has been illustrated. Furthermore, through the comparison of different responses between the isolated structure and the corresponding fixed base structure using time history analysis method, the reliability and the adaptability of isolated structures are discussed.The conclusion is that even in low to moderate areas, application of base isolation to large bay masonry residence bulldings is resonable and feasible yet.