STEM Scholars Lecture: The Earthquake-Proof Home

Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
University Union Redwood Room
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Dr. Benjamin Fell, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Sacramento State, will deliver the first presentation of the fall 2013 STEM Public Lecture Series. His talk is titled "The Earthquake-Proof Home: Is It in Our Future?"

Dr. Fell will discuss his research on alternative seismic fortification for light-frame (residential) structures. Test results obtained at Sacramento State from full-scale planar wall specimens subjected to earthquake-type loading provide efficacy for this system. The 20 full-scale tests represent the first phase of a three-phase, multi-year, National Science Foundation project in collaboration with Stanford University

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