Base isolation technique has become the method of choice for structural design of buildings and bridges located in highly seismic areas in recent years. Please provide of an overview of this approach. Also, discuss the application of rolling type bearings for equipment isolation.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 6:52 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Base isolation technique in structural design
Even as we are living in an era when science and technology is at their best, we still cannot predict earthquakes accurately. Strong earthquakes could easily destroy everything built in years within minutes. To critical facilities such as data centers, Internet collocation facilities, hospitals, and air traffic control centers, the sensitivity of expensive equipment to vibration is very significant so the earthquake hazards present a pressing concern to these facilities. Until science comes up with a better earthquake prediction technology, the civil industry has to rely on better building designs against potential earthquakes. In recent years, base isolation has become an increasingly popular structural design technique for buildings and bridges in highly seismic areas. Many types of structures have been constructed using this approach, and many others are in the design phase or under construction.
There are two basic types of isolation systems. The widely-adopted system in recent years is through the use of elastomeric bearings. The elastomer is usually made of natural rubber. In elastomeric bearings approach, the structure is decoupled from the ...
The solution provides a detailed explanation for the problem. The type bearings for equipment isolation applications are discussed.
Social Isolation Issue: Treatment
Identify one potential issue that a client might have when starting treatment from the following five categories (unemployment, low assertiveness, social isolation, excessive aggression, and physical pain).
2) Create a goal statement for the issue.
3) Select one or more technique you would use for the goal statements (model presentation, behavior rehearsal, cognitive methods, providing information) and describe why you selected this technique.
Use the example below as a format for the following five potential issues (unemployment, low assertiveness, social isolation, excessive aggression, and physical pain).
Issue: Sam has been working as a manual labor his entire life. Last month he was injured, resulting in him not being able to perform manual labor. Sam is feeling stressed about finding work in another field. He wants to get work as soon as possible because he is the only person earning an income in the family.
Goal Statement: Assist Sam in connecting to local agencies that can help him in job training and finding a job in a new profession.
Technique: Providing information. I chose this technique because Sam needs help finding out information about disability payments as well as finding job training programs in new professions.View Full Posting Details