Trucks shake in the University of Nevada, Reno's earthquake lab

Trucks shake in the University of Nevada, Reno's earthquake lab

 

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It's so hard not use a pun http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pun to introduce this video (can you say, 'groundbreaking?')! Check out the video below of the University of Nevada, Reno's world-renowned Large-Scale Structures Earthquake Engineering Laboratory http://www.unr.edu/cee/earthquake-structural/ showing the effect of live load on the seismic response of bridges. Part of the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, earthquake and structural engineering involves the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. These loads may be ‘service’ loads such as traffic loads on a bridge or contents and furniture loads in a building. Or they may be ‘extreme’ loads such as wind, flood, and earthquake.