Feb
12
2007

Earthquake engineering

Shake it up

Bridge shaking experiment
Bridge shaking experiment
Want to see what happens to a bridge during an 8.0 magnitude earthquake? Huge "shake tables" help engineers understand the impact of earthquake forces on bridges and other construction.

You can watch

This Thursday (Feb 15) at 10 am Reno, Nevada time, a quarter scale, 110 ft., 4 span bridge section will be shaken by forces twice the intensity of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

The Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) website has provided links to a variety of resources:

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

for all the world to know...events can be predicted...no one trust their geo-team..turkey didn't...india didn't...60,000 died in just these two...few goverments are willing to understand...they can be predicted !

posted on Wed, 02/14/2007 - 12:00am
Anonymous Engineer's picture
Anonymous Engineer says:

What are the results of this experiment?

posted on Sun, 12/16/2007 - 8:42pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Bridges designed in a way that they better withstand earthquakes?(LOL)

posted on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 9:54am

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