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Building Frequency using K'NEX

By Shawna Peterson1, Jesse Hoye1

1. Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly

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The goal of this experiment is to give students insight into the behavior of two common earthquake-resisting systems for buildings, the moment frame and the brace frame, through introductory concepts of mass, stiffness and frequency. 

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  • Shawna Peterson; Jesse Hoye (2013), "Building Frequency using K'NEX,"

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