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IIT-D students Develop Technology to Prevent Earthquake Damage

New York, April 23 ( – Students and faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) have come up with a earthquake resistant technology after 28 countries suffered huge losses due to the natural disaster on April 11.

The technology that has been invented can be used to prevent damage caused to buildings due to earthquakes. Base isolation, the technique used for developing the mechanism is suitable to Indian conditions.

The project, which has been facilitated by Matsagar with his team of four undergraduate students at the institute, focuses on preventing collapse of structures during quakes. These isolators reduces the impact of the earthquake as it uses spring instead of the traditional flexible pads.