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VIDEO: Stanford Team Successfully Tests Earthquake-Resistant House

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 18, 2014 01:26 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30rcg3buuw A team of Stanford engineers have built and tested an earthquake-resistant house that sits on top of sliding "isolators" to ride out tremors. The test house, which also makes use of heavy-duty reinforcing, withstood




 

 

A team of Stanford engineers have built and tested an earthquake-resistant house that sits on top of sliding “isolators” to ride out tremors. The test house, which also makes use of heavy-duty reinforcing, withstood an earthquake simulation that was three times the intensity of the Bay Area’s devastating 1989 Loma Prieta quake. The team says the modifications are inexpensive and could easily be used in new home construction where their costs would soon be offset by reduced earthquake insurance premiums.

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