As an alternative idea of ordinary seismic retrofit method, seismic shelter is sometimes utilized. It is a device to protect human life from house collapse. In this paper, a seismic retrofitting method making use of seismic shelter is proposed. The shelter is inserted inside the existing wooden houses and connected with oil dampers. The response control effect was confirmed by time history analysis. It was revealed that the response of the existing house could be reduced effectively.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction