BYU

Abstract by Bryce Berrett

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Presenter's Name

Bryce Berrett

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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Department

Geological Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Ron Harris

Title

Bamboo Seismic Retrofitting for Simple Indonesian Structures

Abstract

Bamboo used for seismic retrofitting has the potential to be a cheap and easy option for preparing Indonesian structures from collapse during future earthquake events. A general study of bamboo capabilities for adding seismic strength to small structures and homes reveals that, with simple treatment, bamboo has the potential to be adopted for simple structure retrofitting purposes. The objective of this research is to be able to give simple instructions to any builder in the tropics to retrofit their homes or other simple structures, so they do not collapse during an earthquake.