|CUREE Education and Outreach Services : Educational Models and Displays
CUREE has designed and built Education and Outreach displays for use in public exhibits that demonstrate earthquake engineering history and/or capabilities that enhance proposals and projects. These exhibits creatively fulfill the requirement of funding sources to make research results available to the general public, whether an interactive model or a dramatic visual display.
To learn more about how CUREE can help in creating models and displays to meet your Education and Outreach requirements, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earthquake Shake Table
Shown below are two metal-clad building models that respond to user-controlled variation of the frequency of the shake table motions, with real-time acceleration graphing that illustrates the varying dynamic response (the severity of shaking) of the buildings.
Fully Restored Seismograph
Seismograph that was used at Caltech for 30 years restored to working order. Framed is a seismogram that Professor George Housner annotated to note P and S wave arrivals, maximum amplitude, and local (Richter) magnitude.
As with all exhibit items, steel cabinetry is customized, as well as the plaque which provides historical and explanatory information.
Hands-On Interactive Models
Designed for the K-12 age group, these interactive small wood models allow visitors to create their own earthquakes (by literally shaking the models) and seeing how the structures react to vibrations with and without various types of bracing.
CUREE has produced various detailed models displayed at exhibits for Riverside County and the City of San Francisco. These educational exhibits provide a close-up view of building structures. The model of a post-earthquake damaged apartment complex in Northridge was created from photographs from actual buildings.