Skyscrapers as an unintentional seismic metamaterial shield (COMSOL Simulation)

This work was inspired by this publication in Nature Scientific Reports: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep19238

Material properties for substrate (ground) are the same as concrete (un-reiforced) and the “buildings” are modeled as structural steel. Loading is applied downward in the y-direction normal to the surface with a random waveform function and amplitude of 1E8 Newtons (~2248089 lbf).