3-073-S-EarthQuake Part II

By Tracy Weyand

Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN USA

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This modeling scenario considers a one-story building as a simple structure; the roof is modeled as a single point mass. Movement of the roof can be modeled similar to a mass-spring-damper system. In this activity, students will analyze motion of the roof under different damping and vibration forces.

This is a continuation of Part I (no damping). See the Notes for Teachers section for more details.

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  • Tracy Weyand (2021), "3-073-S-EarthQuake Part II," https://simiode.org/resources/8528.

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