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Sound and waves

  1. Nov 18, 2005 #1
    structural features are used on construction of buildings that will minimize earthquake damage in cities where earthquakes are common. what are they?:
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2005 #2

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    I'll leave the technicalities to the engineers on board, but one of the most important features is a 'sway' factor. ie: The buildings are not rigid, so they can flex with seismic or atmospheric disturbances rather than suffer structural damage.
     
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