The study shows that with the progress of building technologies and building materials, the scale of buildings has increased. But in earthquake-prone areas, large-scale buildings mean higher risks; therefore improving the seismic capacity of buildings is an important measure to reduce the risk of buildings.
In this study, the isolation structure of buildings was introduced briefly, and the cost-benefit based optimization model of the isolation structure was constructed. The optimization of the isolation structure was carried out from the perspective of benefit analysis. Then, two buildings with the same structure were analyzed as examples. One kept the original isolation structure, and the other optimized the isolation structure with the optimization model.
The final results showed that the optimized isolation structure had a lower input cost ratio, i.e. it had a higher benefit in the same whole life cycle, and the expected loss cost of the structure produced in the same life cycle was lower.
In conclusion, the optimization model of the isolated structure based on benefit analysis can effectively improve the benefit of building isolation structure produced in the whole life cycle.
Wu, J. (2021), "Optimization design of building isolation structure based on sustainable benefit analysis", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 461-469. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-05-2020-0044
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