Release Date: May 10, 2007
An article distributed by UPI reports UB scientists are designing bridges that "dance" during earthquakes, making the structures the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, and quotes Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, who said, "Our approach is unconventional, counterintuitive. With an earthquake, conventional wisdom dictates that the most important thing is to anchor the bridge tower. The mass wants to overturn, so you have to tie it down." Go to article.