Do you ever wonder, how safe is your residential building or office building during an earthquake? The Indian subcontinent has a background marked by devastating earthquakes. The reason for the intensity and high frequency of earthquakes is the Indian plate driving into Asia at a rate of approximately 47 mm/year. North-east India is the most elevated risk zone that endures earthquake. Earthquake resistant structures are designed to withstand earthquakes. While structure can not completely resist earthquakes, the objective of earthquake resistant structures is to perform better during earthquakes. This year AAKAAR brings you a challenge where you get to design efficient and sustainable earthquake resistant structure. It is a great opportunity for students to come up with an innovative solution for the crisis that our era is facing. The objective of our competition is to promote the study of earthquake engineering among students.
Design and build a two-storey structure that can withstand maximum earthquake acceleration and shows minimum inter-storey drift. The building should incorporate advanced earthquake resistant techniques using limited credits (Refer Earthquake Resisting Mechanism for credit allotment).
|Cross Bracing (on 1 face of a floor)||15 Credits|
|Single Bracing (on 1 face of a floor)||10 Credits|
|Any other type of Bracing (on 1 face of a floor)||15 Credits|
|Base Isolation (as a whole)||40 Credits|
|Tuned Mass damper||40 Credits|
|Any other technique||40 Credits|