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The Brick House Ruins is a historic shell of a once dignified mansion that is currently in a state of deterioration and instability. Since its location outside of Charleston, South Carolina is known for the occasional intraplate earthquake, the potential that such an event of sufficient magnitude could destroy the decrepit ruins is certainly plausible. Thus, a finite element analysis utilizing Abaqus software will simulate an earthquake loading scenario with realistic ground acceleration data to predict the expected stresses and displacements, which will reveal the areas of the structure that should be immediately shored to prevent a catastrophic collapse of the historic edifice should such a devastating earthquake occur.
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Smith, Ronald B. III, "Finite Element Analysis of the Brick House Ruins on Edisto Island, South Carolina When Subjected to an Earthquake Loading" (2022). ME 4233/6233 Fundamentals of FEA. 2.