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Seismic Isolation of Building-Equipment System Using Modified Variable Friction Pendulum System


  • Darshak Patel and V. R. PanchalChandubhai S. Patel Institute of Technology, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Gujarat, India
  • Maulik PatelKnowledge Institute of Technology and Engineering, Bakrol, Gujarat, India.


Base isolation, MVFPS, Building- equipment, Near-fault ground excitation


In this study, building-equipment system with Modified Variable Friction Pendulum System (MVFPS) is investigated under different earthquake ground excitations. Earthquake response of building-equipment system isolated with MVFPS is compared with Variable Friction Pendulum System (VFPS) and Friction Pendulum System (FPS) in order to find efficiency of MVFPS. Newmark’s linear acceleration method is used for solving governing equation of motion for building-equipment system…..