Dedicated to earthquake research
Students of the Cluj-Napoca University in Romania approached our local team to support their initiative to participate in the 15th Seismic Design Competition in Los Angeles, California. The Contest is organized annually by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute as part of their annual conference. The institute is dedicated to reducing earthquake risk by research in the area of earthquake engineering, impact of earthquakes and realistic measures to limit the effects of earthquakes.
The team of students created a balsa wood model, which was tested on a seismic platform and subjected to various earth quake simulations. The GrECo Foundation was happy to cover the cost (CNC cutting, base plates, balsa wood, glue etc.) to provide the required material for the production of the model.
The students were rewarded with the 3rd place in the competition – congratulations on the successful completion of the project!