[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102636]
Researchers Prof Weihua Li; A/Prof Jianchun Li
Brief description Base isolation is of great importance for the safety of infrastructure, such as hospitals, bridges and nuclear power plants. Utilisation of traditional passive base isolator makes the base isolation system vulnerable and susceptible to unexpected/extreme dynamic loadings, such as earthquakes. This project aims to address this critical issue through the development of a novel adaptive seismic isolator working with an innovative stiffness softening magnetorheological elastomer (MRE). This research represents a fundamental step towards the understanding of MRE behaviour and will be the breakthrough for the development of a future smart base isolation system.
Funding Amount 266300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects