Engineering Is Simulating Earthquakes with a Shaking Table

Engineering Is Simulating Earthquakes with a Shaking Table

Recording date: 10/03/2016
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For almost half a decade, engineers have come to the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center to better understand how structures respond to the complex and destructive forces of an earthquake. Engineers can’t just wait around for the next earthquake to hit. Instead, they simulate earthquakes on a 20-foot by 20-foot, 100,000-pound, reinforced concrete shaking table.

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