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Re: Historical Chinese Tower w/rocking base.

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A paper had been published on Journal of Xi'an University of Architectural Science and Technology .The following is the brief information:

An exploration of the aseismic behavior of Xi'an Xiaoyan Pagoda

Chen Ping?Zhao Dong?Yao Qianfeng
(Dept.of Cons.Eng.,Xi'an Univ.of Arch.&Tech.,Xi'an 710055)

Abstract?In the light of the structural features of Xiaoyan Pagoda in Xi'an,this paper has devoted a study on the aseismic mechanism of the ancient pagoda built of bricks and stones as well as the dynamic properties of the pagodas based on the modern aseismic theory.Analysis and evaluation on the aseismic behavior of Xi'an Xiaoyan Pagoda are put forward in its favor.
Key words?Xiaoyan Pagoda;ancient pagodas; anti-seismic