Building material could reduce structural damage from earthquakes

06/9/2011 | Deccan Herald (India)

Nitinol, an alloy of nickel and aluminum that features "shape memory," is being investigated as a building material. Because it can return to its original shape after being deformed, it could have potential use as an energy-absorbing damper in buildings to absorb shock from seismic activity. This could make the structure more resistant to quake damage.

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