Structures Learning Module : Test Your Mettle
Test your Mettle
In this activity we will see how the damping ratio of base isolators relates to the maximum displacement of the structure.
In the tool vary the damping ratio of the isolators from 0.1 to 0.7
>What is the relationship between damping ratio and displacement?
What value of damping ratio works best for this type of structure? Why?
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
NEES EOT (2010), "Structures Learning Module : Test Your Mettle," http://nees.org/resources/891.