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Structures Learning Module : Challenge

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Challenge:

A new restaurant is being built in Northridge California. The proposed one story structure has an estimated mass of 1000 tons (106 kg), a natural frequency of 5 Hz, and a damping ratio of 0.05.
Your engineering team needs to identify various alternatives and explain the pros and cons of various solutions for making this building earthquake resistant.

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  • NEES EOT (2010), "Structures Learning Module : Challenge," http://nees.org/resources/887.

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