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Seismic isolation for low-to-medium-rise buildings using granulated rubber-soil mixtures: Numerical study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper presents the preliminary research works on a potential seismic isolation method that makes use of scrap rubber tires for the protection of low-to-medium-rise buildings. The method involves mixing shredded rubber tire particles with soil materials and placing the mixtures around building foundations, which provides a function similar to that of a cushion. Meanwhile, the stockpiling of scrap tires is a significant threat to our environment, and the engineering community has been looking for long-term viable solutions to the recycling and reuse of rubber. A finite element program has been developed for modeling the time-domain dynamic responses of soil-foundation-structure system, by which the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method have been evaluated. In general, the structural responses, in terms of acceleration and inter-story drift, can be reduced by 40-60%. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

UOW Authors


  •   Tsang, Hing Ho (external author)
  •   Lo, S. H. (external author)
  •   Xu, Xinhua (external author)
  •   Sheikh, M Neaz.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tsang, H., Lo, S. H., Xu, X. & Sheikh, M. Neaz. (2012). Seismic isolation for low-to-medium-rise buildings using granulated rubber-soil mixtures: Numerical study. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41 (14), 2009-2024.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867454912

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5291

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 2009

End Page


  • 2024

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper presents the preliminary research works on a potential seismic isolation method that makes use of scrap rubber tires for the protection of low-to-medium-rise buildings. The method involves mixing shredded rubber tire particles with soil materials and placing the mixtures around building foundations, which provides a function similar to that of a cushion. Meanwhile, the stockpiling of scrap tires is a significant threat to our environment, and the engineering community has been looking for long-term viable solutions to the recycling and reuse of rubber. A finite element program has been developed for modeling the time-domain dynamic responses of soil-foundation-structure system, by which the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method have been evaluated. In general, the structural responses, in terms of acceleration and inter-story drift, can be reduced by 40-60%. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

UOW Authors


  •   Tsang, Hing Ho (external author)
  •   Lo, S. H. (external author)
  •   Xu, Xinhua (external author)
  •   Sheikh, M Neaz.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tsang, H., Lo, S. H., Xu, X. & Sheikh, M. Neaz. (2012). Seismic isolation for low-to-medium-rise buildings using granulated rubber-soil mixtures: Numerical study. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41 (14), 2009-2024.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867454912

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5291

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 2009

End Page


  • 2024

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom