Saturday, May 16, 2009

Buildings: Shake, Rattle and Roll

In past earthquakes, many buildings have collapsed or were damaged due to ground shaking or foundation failures. The presentation shows the common types of failures of buildings like soft stories, short columns, torsion, poor detailing and ductility in reinforced concrete columns and beams, and irregular structures. The importance of seismic retrofitting and strengthening of existing structures is also highlighted.
This video is part of “Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters: Photo-Video Presentations for Public Awareness and Education, ” a project funded by the DLSU-Manila University Research Coordination Office (URCO).

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