Initiative for Global Urban Shelter (IGUS)

  • Nonlinear time history analysis of the eight-story Bangalore building

Over the past year, the most common residential housing building types for affordable housing in India’s cities that are resilient to natural disasters such as earthquakes and are suitable for mass implementation were identified and assessed using advanced numerical analyses. Then few low-cost seismic isolation platform (SIP) concepts were preliminary designed based on current technology and construction practice in India. To validate the seismic performance of this proposed concept, a few experimental programs are undergoing at the Structural Testing Facility at the University of Toronto.