University of Alabama, NASA partner on earthquakes

By Associated Engineering Press

It seems like an unlikely collaboration when it comes to earthquakes: the University of Alabama and NASA. After all, NASA is more commonly associated with the space program, and Alabama isn’t an area notorious for recent, devastating seismic activity.

However, NASA is testing what’s known as disruptive tuned mass technology, or DTM for short, when it comes to mitigating a structure’s response to earthquakes. This technology was originally developed to fix a severe vibration issue on a rocket. However, scientists saw that it could have a broader impact. Sources: WIAT CBS 42NASAWBRC Fox 6WCFT ABC 33/40WVUA 23

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: April 15, 2016    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,