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Rensselaer Researchers to Participate in Seismic Test of Seven-story Building

July 9, 2009

News thumbnail Rensselaer associate professor Michael Symans and incoming Dean of Engineering David Rosowsky are among the team of researchers who will converge in Japan next week to perform the largest earthquake simulation ever attempted on a wooden structure. The multi-university team has placed a seven-story building on the world's largest shake table and will expose it to the force of an earthquake that hits only once every 2,500 years. Full Story

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