1 May 1992 An advance notification system for smart structures in seismic zones
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This paper presents an advance notification system which links smart structures in seismic regions and enables them to learn of impending earthquakes prior to the initial excitation. When an event occurs, the smart structure or sensor nearest the epicenter is triggered by the initial P wave and calculations are performed to estimate the earthquake's predominant frequency, epicentral distance, and magnitude. This information then is sent to the remaining smart structures via a networked telecommunications system where it is used to prepare active control systems and expedite emergency management procedures.
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H. Allison Smith, "An advance notification system for smart structures in seismic zones", Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771D (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298072
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