Latest Earthquake simulation Stories
Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of "real-time hybrid simulation" for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes.
The research, modeling an magnitude 8 quake in Southern California, was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications.
Third experiment in University of Nevada, Reno series uses innovative materials and construction.
Sprays of dirt flew out of a soil box that held a retaining wall as it violently shook from a simulated 7.4 magnitude earthquake.
It takes just seconds for tall buildings to collapse during powerful earthquakes. Knowing precisely what's happening in those seconds can help engineers design buildings that are less prone to sustaining that kind of damage.
The largest earthquake simulation ever performed on a wood building could yield data on how to protect homes and apartments, U.S.
A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.
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