earthquake engineer


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earthquake engineer

n.
A civil engineer specializing in earthquake-resistant design and construction and in the study of the effects of seismic activity on fabricated structures.

earthquake engineering n.
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Ian Buckle, a civil engineering professor and director of the seismic laboratory, says the $20M, three-story Earthquake Engineering Laboratory is "an earthquake engineer's dream."
Also, the results of another research conducted in 51 universities and institutions around the globe with the aim of finding influential researcher in ISI regarding earthquake engineering field, show that the number of earthquake engineer researchers in ISI are few and even fewer indexed documents are filled in this field.
"This phenomenon of soil liquefaction sounds very esoteric," says earthquake engineer Ricardo Dobry of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., "but it happens over and over again.
The destructive power of soil liquefaction was first forcibly brought to the attention of earthquake engineers after the disastrous 1964 earthquake in Niigata, Japan (SN: 2/10/79, p.
The central part of Mexico City, on the other hand, sits atop a drained lake bed consisting of 46 meters of soft clay, which vibrates "like a bowl of jelly when seismic waves come through the ground beneath it," says earthquake engineer George Housner of Caltech in Pasadena.
A GIS based abuser border system for querying on earthquake catalogue will be of huge assist to the earthquake engineers and seismologists in considerate the behavior model of earthquake in spatial and temporal area.
Williams noticed a parallel between the uncertainties of green roofs and the concept of fragility curves, a mathematical calculation that helps earthquake engineers predict what earthquakes will do to buildings.
With more sensors in high-rise buildings, earthquake engineers will be able to monitor the response of the buildings to earthquake shaking on spatial scales not currently possible, said Monica Kohler, a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
Sinan was also one of the first earthquake engineers in the world.
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of earthquake engineers has released a report on the damage done in Haiti after the mega quake on January 12.
"It should be appalling to the people of the world that in 2009, more than 100 years after earthquake-resistant construction began to be understood and implemented by engineers, that it is possible to forecast large numbers of future earthquake fatalities from the collapse of cities," said Bilham in his 2009 Mallet-Milne Lecture to earthquake engineers at The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics meeting in London.
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