Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soft Story Tsunami Shelter


One way of improving survival odds is to build tsunami-resistant shelters in what's expected to be the worst danger zones, said Yumei Wang, a geotechnical engineer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in Portland.

What is wrong with this picture? Is this a good tsunami shelter, kiddies?

We have a heavy brick building on spindly poles. There is not much chance this would survive the major earthquake that causes the tsunami. When we build these things, we should be looking at steel, and making it so it can survive a theme park ride, in fact, making it like a ship, without the heavy hull.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heavy inverted pendulum. Wonga, wonga, crash. Just in time to dump you into the outflow.