Engineering for Seismic Applications
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Phase 2 - Fixed Foundation Tests
For the second series of earthquake simulations, the base isolators are removed and the building foundation is fixed to the shake table platen. The building is subjected to the full impact of several seismic events. This configuration is most common in today's structures.
The five-story building, fully equipped with an intensive care unit, a surgery suite, a working elevator, HVAC support systems and more non-structural building systems was subjected to a seismic motion simulating the 7.9 magnitude Denali earthquake which occurred in Alaska (2002).