It is hard to describe how scary it can be to go through an Earthquake to someone who has never experienced one. Some places are better able to handle the experience as the structural design of the buildings is such that they are better able to handle the movement that takes place in these events. Researchers in Japan are working to improve upon that so that more buildings can remain structurally sound during an after an earthquake.
Researchers at Kyoto University are looking at a number of vibrational situations to see how they can build better buildings that are safer and more sustainable. Improving the structural design of buildings that may be subject to earthquakes is the focus of Professor Izuru Takewaki’s work, ac