CME-C5Project title: "Earthquake-Protective Building Buffer".
 Investigators: S. Bassein and V. Shustov
        The objectives of the current research topic are: 
 · Estimate globally a new passive structural control building technique called Earthquake-Protective Building Buffer (click on picture). 
 · Verify whether, when and how effectively it can be utilized for the housing projects. 
 · Work out appropriate practical recommendations for architects and engineers. 
 · Implement the new technique into a real project for a field-testing.
      The research is both analytical and experimental. It includes shake table experiments with small-scale building models and will address the following specific PATH goals
  · Improve durability of new housing. 
  · Reduce risk of life, injury, and property destruction from earthquake hazards.
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