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Buildings more than twice as resistant to earthquakes with fiberglass reinforcement systems made in Italy

A typical structure found in the historic centers of the Apennine region, reinforced with innovative, easy-to-apply, and low-cost solutions made in Italy, has withstood earthquakes of more than double the intensity of the most severe seismic event that struck central Italy in 2016. These findings emerged from the results of tests conducted on a U-shaped structure composed of three walls made of mortar and tuff, with asymmetric openings and a wooden roof, using the vibrating tables at the ENEA Casaccia Research Center.

The objective of these tests was to identify the most effective and least invasive techniques for reinforcing buildings without the need for evacuation. The experiments were carried out to determine the best methods for strengthening homes while minimizing disruption to occupants.

Buildings more than twice as resistant to earthquakes with fiberglass reinforcement systems made in Italy

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