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Purdue University

Earthquake Effects Experiments

Caption: Earthquake-engineering researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China work to set up a structure on a shake table for experiments to study the effects of earthquakes. Purdue University civil engineering students are working with counterparts at the institute to study the reliability of models for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Harbin Institute of Technology

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