IIT Mandi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have developed a method to assess the earthquake resistance of buildings in the Himalayan region.
What wonder has IIT Mandi done?
Researchers at IIT Mandi have developed a simple procedure to easily determine the earthquake resistance of houses and buildings made of reinforced concrete. Researchers claim that it is difficult to get accurate data from the RVS (Rapid Visual Screening System) process, but through this it can easily calculate the factors present in any building or building and assess its earthquake tolerance.
Earthquake causes loss of crores
The Himalayas are one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world due to the ongoing collision between the Indian and Eurasian plates. From time to time there have been earthquakes which have been disastrous in terms of loss of both life and property in these regions. The Great Kashmir earthquake of 2005 killed over 1,350 people in the Indian part of Kashmir, injured at least 100,000 people, destroyed thousands of homes and buildings, and left millions homeless.
We all know that earthquakes cannot be prevented, but damage can certainly be prevented through the design of buildings and other infrastructure that can withstand seismic events.
The findings have been published in the ‘Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering’ by Sandeep Kumar Saha, assistant professor at IIT-Mandi’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD student Yeti Agarwal. . Explaining their research, Saha said, “We have developed an effective method for screening reinforced concrete buildings in the Indian Himalayan region to prioritize repair work according to the condition of the buildings and reduce the earthquake hazard.” To be.”