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Quake-resistant building model evokes interest

A model of quake-resistant building prepared by two class X students from a school in Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh has evoked interest and the district administration is sending the same to the Government.

tech reviews Updated: Jan 07, 2006 20:10 IST

A model of quake-resistant building prepared by two class X students from a school in Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh has evoked interest and the district administration is sending the same to the Government.

The model has already been certified by the district administration and after making some modifications, it is being sent for Centre's approval.
"The model of the multistoreyed building made by the students is designed with 'Isolated Bearings' at the corners of the building surface for the seismic areas, is earthquake resistant and is also safe and durable," Sub Divisional Officer, Irrigation Department Seepat, Bilaspur MI Khan says.

Made by Khushboo Sewak and Abhilasha Pandey, class X students from a school in Seepat, near Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh, the model was on display at the 18th Western India Science Fair organised by the Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai.

"Base isolation technology design technique is most suitable for buildings and bridges in highly seismic areas. Under this method rubber isolation bearings are used," Khan says.

"In case of an earthquake the isolation system does not absorb the earthquake energy, but rather deflects it through the dynamics of the system. The bearings are made by vulcanization bonding of sheets of rubber to thin steel reinforcing plates," he says.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 13:02 IST