Shaken Not Stirred

The goal of this experiment was to determine if an added mass placed at a certain height in a building with a specific height to width ratio would prevent the building from moving back and forth during an earthquake. Model buildings were tested by shaking the base of the building with a mechanical oscillator and measuring the displacement at the top of the building. Three different buildings sizes were tested with varying height to width ratios. A mechanical damper system was attached to the sides of the model building with springs. The damper system was tested and evaluated at three different locations measured from the top of the building, at three different frequencies.

Research Done By:

Jason Roman

Janeen Yakaitis