Story: Engineering

Earthquake engineering

RoGliders are flexible bearings that allow buildings to move in an earthquake, preventing the destruction of the interior. They were developed for middle-sized buildings. Each RoGlider is 600 millimetres in diameter, weighs approximately 100 kilograms and can support up to 100 tonnes.

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Matthew Wright, 'Engineering - Engineering, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Matthew Wright, published 11 Mar 2010