SOFT STOREY EFFECT DURING EARTHQUAKE

Isolation reduced the damages caused during an earthquake

SOFT STOREY EFFECT In shaking a building, an earthquake ground motion will search for every structural weakness. These weaknesses are usually created by sharp changes in stiffness, strength and/or ductility, and the effects of these weaknesses are accentuated by poor distribution of reactive masses. Severe structural damage suffered by several modern buildings during recent earthquakes … Read more SOFT STOREY EFFECT DURING EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake Effects on Tall Buildings

Earthquake Effects On Tall Buildings Types of Earthquake Faults Only convergent and transform boundaries tend to cause large earthquakes. Divergent boundaries do cause earthquakes as well, but these tend cause much lessĀ  damage. Convergent boundaries are mostly found just offshore of many continents, where an oceanic plate subducts beneath a continental plate Most of the … Read more Earthquake Effects on Tall Buildings