Structures Learning Module : 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.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
NEES EOT (2010), "Structures Learning Module : Challenge," http://nees.org/resources/887.