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An advance notification system for smart structures in seismic zones
Author(s): H. Allison Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an advance notification system which links smart structures in seismic regions and enables them to learn of impending earthquakes prior to the initial excitation. When an event occurs, the smart structure or sensor nearest the epicenter is triggered by the initial P wave and calculations are performed to estimate the earthquake's predominant frequency, epicentral distance, and magnitude. This information then is sent to the remaining smart structures via a networked telecommunications system where it is used to prepare active control systems and expedite emergency management procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771D (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298072
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H. Allison Smith, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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