Improving urban seismic resilience through vibrating barriers
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3 June 2019

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Improving urban seismic resilience through vibrating barriers

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Date published

3 June 2019

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This poster describes research into the efficiency of vibrating barriers in the urban environment.

This study aims to numerically and experimentally evaluate the efficiency of vibrating barriers in the urban environment.

Research funded by: Undergraduate Research Grant 2017/18
Poster: Ranny Bedran
Supervisor: Dr Pierfrancesco Cacciola
University: University of Brighton

Summary:

Recent disasters worldwide manifest the clear need to address the seismic resilience of existing buildings in a different and more affordable way.

The construction industry successfully introduced devices such as isolators and dampers to mitigate dynamic vibrations induced by earthquakes but such devices are rarely used for the protection of existing buildings, as they require substantial alteration of the original structure.

In the case of heritage buildings, especially in developing countries, those traditional localised solutions might become impractical.

The project studies the efficiency of novel vibrating barriers to improve the seismic resilience in urban areas.

Additional information

Format:
pdf
Pages:
1
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Report Grants Seismic & Vibration

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