The space engineer structural engineer

(edited by Ing. Luca Bellini)

Comparative Seismic Test

Try shaking table full scale of two buildings with identical geometry but different structure. The left building seismic structure steel, the right building with masonry structure does not sismoresistente. Buildings completely identical in appearance, but completely different structurally. The aesthetics of a building is only an end in itself.

Seismic test: same geometry, different structure. On the left earthquake proof steel structure, on the right conventional mansonry structure, not designed to resist to earthquakes. Two buildings can apparently be identical, but it’s not always the truth. The aesthetics is not important if the structure is not safe.

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