Tension-Resisted Steel Base Isolation for Reducing Seismic Responses on Steel Frame Models Using Time History Analysis and One-Direction Shaking Table Test Considering the Different Amounts of Sliding Roller Rods

Taufiq Rochman, Evi Nur Cahya, Eva Arifi, Ahmad Kahfi Firdausi


Although much research has been focused on seismic isolation, there is very limited research on steel-made base isolation to minimize structural building damage. The purpose of this research is to design a new steel base isolation instead of three previous models that are lead rubber bearing (LRB), high damping rubber bearing (HDRB), friction pendulum system (FPS). A new tensile-resisted base isolation system support model that also utilized inserted sliding roller rods to improve earthquake resistance has been proposed. These new models also utilize the returning curvature scheme to deliver roller rods into their original positions. The steel frame models of 5, 10, and 15 storeys will be used as structures under seismic load to examine the model response. The 1940 El Centro earthquake time history data also verified their performance using 1, 2, and 3 sliding roller rods. Software analysis and shaking table testing were performed to analyze and test under the real vibration. An android-based accelerometer is used to measure the ground floor base motion and steel frame model roof acceleration. The optimum reduction was achieved by three sliding roller rods and likely tends to be better with a larger amount of sliding roller rods' utilization in further research. The optimum seismic responses were significantly reduced by this new steel base isolation system that only works with low-level steel-frame models.


Keywords: tension-resisted steel base isolation, shaking table, time history, steel frame model, sliding roller rods.

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