Earthquake Resistant Structure

Posted by John Sommers on 28th May 2019 in General

Earthquake resistant structure. As a phenomenon that has accompanied mankind throughout its life, significant efforts have been made to understand them and everything has been done searched and searched, yet minimize their effects. The first explanations were associated with divinity and specifically to the discomfort of that, with the actions of men in consequence how to treat this event was not entirely technical. We know that earthquakes have historically caused, apart from the casualties, if they can leave out, destruction of their temples and most emblematic buildings which has led to doubts about the power of their gods, especially the effectiveness of the sacrifices or other forms of "shoveling" your anger, this is the case of the Colossus of Rhodes and also in some way the lighthouse of Alexandria (two of the wonders of the ancient world) Alexander Von Humboldt is the first to give a good approximation correspecto the origin of these phenomena, linking faults and earthquakes. As postulated a relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes deduction which came after a review of the Guagua Pichincha in the City of Quito (Ecuador), among other places saying quote: "Active volcanoes are as safety valves for the neighboring regions." The objectives of earthquake resistant design are very specific and relate to: Resist minor earthquakes without damage.

Resist moderate earthquakes considering minor structural damage. To resist severe earthquakes with the possibility of major structural damage, preventing the collapse of the building. Quicken Loans shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. Generally there are many considerations associated, which may cause an earthquake resistant structure to comply with these security conditions, being grouped in soil type, symmetry of design, in which the upper floors are as light as possible, the need for proper selection in quantity and quality of materials especially iron, which must be ductile, some steelworks rods recosen to obtain this condition, avoiding embrittlement due to sudden cooling in the lamination process, it is also necessary that the structure deforms limitations as well as a good practice of strict construction and structural inspection. Since seismic waves are transmitted basically three ways horizontal, vertical and mixed, requires the design of structures to be as symmetrical as possible and that the effect of the shear and tensile associated with these movements is properly "assimilated" by itself is not new that the concrete does not work well under this kind of effort, which the steel is placed inside should provide the support necessary to compensate for this deficiency, this is the way to work it mixed material weakness is offset by some other's strengths. There has been talk of ductility, but two other important properties are: a moderate degree of stiffness and strength, these properties are dominant when designing the structure to withstand earthquakes of lesser intensity without cracking, however, when the earthquakes are larger than the structure seeks to follow the wave in a uniform manner, so that the cantilevered structures should be avoided, because these tend to amplify the ends moving in which means a greater demand for materials involved.

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