There Are Key Features Seen in Earthquake-Resistant Homes & Three Technologies That Make Buildings Earthquake Resistant

It is a necessity for countries living with earthquake threats such as Turkey to build earthquake-resistant buildings. We have listed below a few of the features that should be looked for in a building to learn about earthquake-resistant houses;

-Quality of materials used in the construction of structures and foundations

-Quality status of the walls

-Number of columns in the building and ground

-Thickness of the columns in the building

-Control of insulation systems

-The appropriateness of the number of floors in the procedure and the number of floors in real

When building buildings in Turkey, it is essential to build on a solid foundation for the earthquake to be minimally affected by the shaking in the earth’s crust. In addition, the strength of the buildings should be increased with the latest technology and materials used. It is necessary to have waterproofing in buildings in Turkey. Lack of waterproofing causes buildings to be damaged more and damaged faster in disasters.

While Turkey is experiencing the earthquake disaster, there are 3 technologies to build earthquake-resistant buildings.

The earthquake in Kahramanmaras has once again turned the spotlight on how to build earthquake-resistant structures. There are many different methods used in buildings that aim to reduce the impact of earthquakes. The three technologies in Chip are also actively used in many buildings.

  1. Shock absorbers

We’ve probably heard of the use of shock absorbers in cars. But you may not know that buildings can also have shock absorbers. These shock absorbers work in the same way as the shock absorbers of cars. It reduces the power of the shock waves by converting the seismic wave energy into heat energy, which is then transferred to the hydraulic fluid.

That is why shock absorbers are also called shock absorbers. Building shock absorbers have huge pistons inside a cylinder filled with silicone oil. In the event of an earthquake, the building will take the energy and transfer it to the pistons. The pistons will then push the oil, which converts mechanical energy into heat energy.


  1. Skyscrapers Pendulum

This method was invented to make skyscrapers that had already been built more earthquake resistant. The method, which requires hanging a large ball of high mass with steel ropes only on a fixed structure at the top of the building, is based on a simple rule.

When the building starts to shake at the time of the earthquake, the ball moves like a pendulum. Due to the inertia and counter-impact force of earthquake waves, this ball swings in the opposite direction to the earthquake, thereby helping to stabilize the building. These pendulums are also known as tuned mass dampers because they are tuned to match the frequency of the building.

  1. Seismic Invisibility Cape

The cloak of invisibility can save the structure during an earthquake. The earthquake spreads across the terrain as waves that create vertical movement on the surface and shake buildings. To prevent this movement, some engineers place 100 plastic rings on the foundation of a building that acts as curtains and make waves invisible.

The decision you will consider when looking at this technology may not be advanced technology or magical, but it has been tested by many civil engineers abroad in the last few years and has been implemented, albeit in a small number of structures.


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