Base Isolation Method for Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Authors

  • Dibyashree Lohani Department of Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
  • Sanyog Kumar Upadhay Department of Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
  • Surya Bikram Dahal Department of Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
  • Shristi Adhikari Department of Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
  • Geetika Shrestha Department of Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/scitech.v15i1.49104

Keywords:

Earthquakes, Base Isolation Method, building safety

Abstract

The field of engineering is as dynamic as the world we live in and so is the requirement of innovation in construction industry. One such innovation is base isolation method. From the result of the study, base isolation method is found to be highly optimistic for the safety of structures.

We met with different engineers regarding structure engineering and earthquake engineering. Through their recommendation, we visited National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET) and Earthquake Safety Solution (ESS) which gave us chance to meet with Daniell King and Harry Toward who were researching in Nepal about base isolation method. We visited a village named Sankhu ward No.4 near Nepal Engineering College. We asked people how feasible this project can be. Many people showed positive responses towards it. Then we went to Sankhu Municipality for the collection of secondary data. So especially in developing countries like Nepal, this project will give a lot of benefit. Further it is expected to give better results than other resistive methods.

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Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Lohani, D., Upadhay, S. K., Dahal, S. B., Adhikari, S., & Shrestha, G. (2020). Base Isolation Method for Earthquake Resistant Buildings. SCITECH Nepal, 15(1), 54–57. https://doi.org/10.3126/scitech.v15i1.49104

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