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May 12

The effect of earthquakes on unreinforced masonry and adobe low cost housing

My third year university thesis was entitled “the effect of earthquakes on unreinforced masonry and adobe low cost housing”. After computer simulations and a modelling an earthquake on a one tenth size building frame, basically the conclusion was: – they fall down.

Image: DigitalGlobe

Image: DigitalGlobe

It doesn’t take an engineering degree to see that the effect of two earthquakes is twice as devastating. After a second earthquake today – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32701385 – the people of Nepal need even more help and support. http://www.dec.org.uk/appeals/nepal-earthquake-appeal

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