|| A new
earthquake protective technology called Elevated
Building Foundation (EBF) is a part of a building structure.
It is conceived to shield the building against any potentially destructive
component of an earthquake including the vertical shaking.
This goal can be achieved
by means of a proper choice of materials, dimensions, and configuration
of EBF. As a result of multiple reflections, diffractions, and dissipations
of the seismic waves in a process of their vertical propagation through
horizontal strata of the EBF, any transmission of seismic wave energy into
the superstructure furnished with Elevated Building
Foundation will be decreased considerably. Both analytical
and experimental studies of the EPF with EP phenomenon will be targeted
in the current research (for a video clip, click on EP&EBF-2006).