Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Zealand Earthquake - Modern Buildings Take the Hit


The hotel on the bottom is tottering like many a tree I've dealt with at the cottage.  When it starts making noises and starts to tilt -  RUN LIKE HELL!

This is exactly what happened to modern buildings in Chile, and I wrote up the articles on that.  There is a major flaw in the physics of earthquake design, and these buildings on parking garages flop over like my dog on a hot day.  I am warming up my analysis ability, and may soon have some results (keeps the brain plaques away, and gives me an excuse to buy an AMD x6!!)

I sure wish they had an accelerometer in the basement!

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