Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Structural engineers use drones to investigate damage from Napa Valley earthquake

After the 6.0 Napa Valley earthquake struck in the early morning on Aug. 24, structural engineering professor Falko Kuester took a team of his students, and their drones, to investigate the damage. NBC Bay Area profiled their work in this video.

Said Kuester: 
 "As tragic as this seismic event this earthquake was, it is also a very powerful learning tool which allows us to study how buildings have responded to the ground shaking -- how they've been damaged."
Full story here. 

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