Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bristol's shake table

Shake tables are used to simulate the effects of earthquakes on structures. Engineers use them to simulate the effects of earthquakes on structures, so that they can design buildings to withstand shaking.

You can program in the earthquake of your choice, put your structure on the table, and see how well it does. Today I got to visit the Bristol Engineering Dept shake table. Here's some video:

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