hi is vibaration isolation of foundation only for machine foundation or can we isolate seismic vibration also. also can somebody enlighten me on the construction practice for vibration isolation for foundation.
There are examples of seismic isolation of multi-story buildings in Russia, Ukraine, and USA. Long time ago, I watched movie about seismic isolation of a five-story residential building in Crimea. You should address you question to the Seismological Society.
You can find some examples on isolation systems in the book by Barkan (1962):"Dynamics of bases and foundations". McGraw-Hill. Even if it is old, it also contains some experimental measuremeants on real case histories. Another useful book is that by Richart et al.(1969) "Vibration of soils and foundations", Prentice-Hall.