Nevertheless I am far from regarding myself as one of those privileged ones to whom the Ved refers when it says, that "he who has true faith in the Omnipresent Supreme Being may eat all that exists," that is, is not bound to inquire what is his food, or who prepares it; and even in their case it is to be observed, as a Hindoo commentator has remarked, that the Vedant limits this privilege to "the time of distress."
"A command over our passions, and over the external senses of the body, and good acts, are declared by the Ved to be indispensable in the mind's approximation to God." Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
The word is from the Latin villa which together with via, a way, or more anciently ved
and vella, Varro derives from veho, to carry, because the villa is the place to and from which things are carried.
The placement schemes of the VEDs will be gradually improved as the evolutionary cycle is repeated.
Figures 11 and 12 depict the optimal design results of VEDs with different soil types for 10-story and 20-story structures, respectively.
It is clear from these results that the SSI effect has a great influence on the optimal placement of VEDs. Different soil types will lead to different optimal locations.
Consequently, the VEDs being arranged on higher floors appear to be more effective as illustrated by the optimization results.
The maximum responses of drifts and acceleration for optimal and uniform placement of VEDs are compared in Figures 15 and 16.
For 20-story structures, the same control effect of VEDs is demonstrated for different soil types.
Figures 17 and 18 give the comparison of [R.sub.mean] between structures with optimal and uniform distribution of VEDs for the same total viscoelastic material with different soil types.
It can be seen from the pictures that the optimal placement of VEDs provides lower reduction ratio than that of the uniform placement schemes for all soil types.
Control of the seismic response of elastic multistory frame structures using optimally placed VEDs within consideration of SSI effect is investigated.