Earthquake  Engineering     +    Control    :     Research  News
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College of ECS,  Department of CE&AM,  Structural Control Detail
Tel: (818) 677-7690  Contact: Dr. Valentin Shustov at  valentin.shustov@csun.edu
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     Two innovative earthquake protective techniques for 
 buildings called Elevation Control and Earthquake Buffer
 are investigated at CSUN now. They can be applied to
 both new and existing structures and equipment. There
 are no buildings too large or too small for the new systems.
 
     Comparative shake table testing of a regular (unprotected) 
 building model (the right one in each pair) and a model that
 employs either Elevation Control (1st pair) or equipped with 
 Earthquake Buffers (2nd pair) is shown above.
Earthquake  Engineering     +    Control    :     Research  News
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Address:  18111Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California, 91330-8347
Last updated on 11.02.2001