Damage limitation

Sell, Christopher
May 2005
Engineer (00137758);5/3/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7674, p36
Reports that a trailblazing multidisciplinary engineering research project in Great Britain is seeking ways to help structures and systems stand up to the stresses of earthquakes. Grant given to Bristol University to set up the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamic Engineering; Concept of integrating world-class expertise and analytical and experimental techniques.


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