The Stochastic Response Of Asymmetric Base Isolated Buildings

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1995
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Jangid, R S
Datta, T K
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The coupled lateral-torsional stochastic response of an asymmetric one storey base isolated building to earthquake excitation is presented. The stochastic model of the 1940 El-Centro earthquake. which preserves the non stationary evolution of the amplitude and frequency content of the ground acceleration is used as earthquake excitation The base isolator consists of an array of elastomeric bearings between the base of the structure and its foundation.The root mean square (r.m.s) response of the system is obtained under di}erent parametric variations in order to investigate the e}ects of superstructure and isolator eccentricities on the stochastic response of a base isolated building. The system parameters include the eccentricity of the superstructure. The uncoupled torsional to lateral frequencies ratio of the superstructure The eccentricity of the isolator. and the uncoupled torsional to lateral base isolation frequencies ratio of the isolator.It is shown that these parameters have considerable influence on the response of a base isolated structure and the e}ectiveness of base isolation in reducing the seismic forces in the superstructure
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earthquake excitation is presented, uncoupled torsional to lateral frequencies, ratio of the superstructure, isolation frequencies ratio of the
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