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  1. base isolation(Noun)

    A collection of a buildingu2019s structural elements resting on its foundation to provide partial separation of the building from shaking ground thus upgrading the building's seismic fitness. For video demonstration, click here:


  1. Base isolation

    Base isolation, also known as seismic base isolation or base isolation system, is one of the most popular means of protecting a structure against earthquake forces. It is a collection of structural elements which should substantially decouple a superstructure from its substructure resting on a shaking ground thus protecting a building or non-building structure's integrity. Base isolation is one of the most powerful tools of earthquake engineering pertaining to the passive structural vibration control technologies. It is meant to enable a building or non-building structure to survive a potentially devastating seismic impact through a proper initial design or subsequent modifications. In some cases, application of base isolation can raise both a structure's seismic performance and its seismic sustainability considerably. Contrary to popular belief base isolation does not make a building earthquake proof. Base isolation system consists of isolation units with or without isolation components, where: ⁕Isolation units are the basic elements of a base isolation system which are intended to provide the mentioned decoupling effect to a building or non-building structure. ⁕Isolation components are the connections between isolation units and their parts having no decoupling effect of their own.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of base isolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of base isolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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