By Ace Jacobs
"How can we, as structual engineers, construct a two story home in Califonia for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity?" That was our driving question.In this project, we learned about earthquakes and what to do when one hits. We also learned where in California earthquakes are most likely and least likely to strike. Basd on the stuff we learned, we had to build a house that would withstand an earthquake, and also find a place where there is a low chance of an earthquake.
For our house, we chosento use a lot of our resources on making the first floor very stable and strong.
Thsi was our final desigh for the earthquake-resistent house we had to build.
We had to make sure the first floor was very stable, so we wrapped string around the connecting parts to further strenghten it.
Map of Earthquakes in CA
This is my map of the places where therre is high frequency of earthquakes and low frequency of earthquakes.