January 14, 2014

Earthquake Test Checks Out Building Vulnerability

A full scale, damaged building, repaired using a technique developed at the University of Sheffield, is tested on the AZALEE shaking table at the CEA/EMSI laboratory in Saclay (France). The technique involves applying a building ‘belt’ using post-tensioned metal straps. The researchers were unable to make the building fail during a major earthquake similar in scale to the magnitude 7 Haiti earthquake at the epicentre and stopped the test at that point.

Credit: University of Sheffield

[ Read the Article: Researchers Develop Building ‘Belt’ For Cheap, Quick Repair Of Earthquake Damage ]

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