Researchers to test earthquake effects on old masonry buildings

02/13/2013 |

A large-scale earthquake simulation will be conducted to evaluate how unreinforced masonry buildings in New York react to earthquake stress. Researchers at the University at Buffalo will use a shake table to mimic the 2011 Virginia quake that hit the East Coast. They will test a pair of 14-foot-high walls composed of materials such as 100-year-old brick to replicate construction of row houses common in the area.

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