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Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Engineering

Mexico City provides valuable lessons for US earthquake early warning system – UC Berkeley

December 27, 2017 |

Mexico City provides valuable lessons for US earthquake early warning systemUC BerkeleySome 12,000 speakers are mounted on poles throughout the city to broadcast warnings. To determine how the public reacted to the early warning notices after the Sept. 7 Chiapas … Read More

UC Berkeley seismologists’ data informs early earthquake warning systems in US – Daily Californian

December 4, 2017 |

UC Berkeley seismologists’ data informs early earthquake warning systems in USDaily CalifornianA team of seismologists from UC Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute are using data collected on Mexico’s earthquake early warning, or EEW, systems … Read More

Intl. experts to discuss ways to cope with urban disasters – The Korea Herald

November 21, 2017 |

Intl. experts to discuss ways to cope with urban disastersThe Korea HeraldThe Seoul city government said Monday that it will hold an international safety forum later this week to discuss ways to cope with massive urban disasters, …

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Engineering and the Mexico City Earthquake – ENGINEERING.com

October 26, 2017 |

Engineering and the Mexico City EarthquakeENGINEERING.comIt’s been a bad month for Mexico, having endured three earthquakes in September alone. The worst of these quakes struck the densely populated capital Mexico City on the Sept. 19, measuring in at a magnitude … Read More

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building – Los Angeles Times

October 20, 2017 |

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete buildingLos Angeles TimesThe Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City was a brittle concrete building, making it a death trap in a major earthquake.

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Engineers in favour of new assessment guidelines for earthquake … – Stuff.co.nz

July 12, 2017 |

Engineers in favour of new assessment guidelines for earthquake …Stuff.co.nzEngineers say the new legislation would bring more consistency to the assessment of earthquake-prone buildings.

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Pakistan’s NED University tests product that enable buildings to withstand earthquake – The News International

May 31, 2017 |

Pakistan’s NED University tests product that enable buildings to withstand earthquakeThe News InternationalThe shaking table in the Department of Earthquake Engineering was used to conduct dynamic testing of these frames. The observations made during the test provided evidence of effectiveness … Read More

Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures – Science Daily (press release)

April 19, 2017 |

Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structuresScience Daily (press release)Earthquake-engineering researches at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China work to set up a structure on a shake table for experiments to study the effects of earthquakes. Purdue University … Read More

‘Shakers’ help engineers develop inexpensive system for testing condition of bridges – Science Daily (press release)

April 19, 2017 |

‘Shakers’ help engineers develop inexpensive system for testing condition of bridgesScience Daily (press release)His research focuses on investigating scientific, quantitative methods for testing the safety and structural integrity of bridges. The method he uses is called dynamic testing, an experimental … Read More

Sensors monitor Sweden’s bridges, and even enable them to tweet – Science Daily

April 10, 2017 |

Sensors monitor Sweden’s bridges, and even enable them to tweetScience DailyThe engineer behind the ongoing project, Raid Karoumi, a professor in the division of Structural Engineering and Bridges at KTH, says that while the internet connections aren’t a substitute for … Read More