Research on a New Type of Rolling Ball Isolator
In this paper, a new type of rolling ball isolator was developed. The rolling ball isolator isolates horizontal earthquake with SMA dampers to restore to normal position, and dissipate energy. The optimization of SMA-Rolling ball isolator is studied. Adopt MATLAB to build the shear model, and contrasts the earthquake response between the isolated structure and the un-isolated structure.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
J. Y. Sui et al., "Research on a New Type of Rolling Ball Isolator", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1929-1932, 2011