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The great Bristol shake off – making our world earthquake safe

Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters? Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition were given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Hub members EDF Energy. Members of the public have been able to explore the interactive exhibit […]

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

With more than 22 exhibits exploring the very latest advances in science, and access to hundreds of scientists, the Summer Science Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future with the people making it happen.

The exhibition will take place from Monday 1 July - Sunday 7 July 2019 at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London.

The Great Bristol Shake Off - making our world earthquake safe

The Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering group from the University of Bristol will be bringing "The Great British Shake Off" to the exhibition.

What else can I find out?

BE AN EARTHQUAKE:  Come and feel the force of an earthquake

BE AN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEER: Have a go at making a building safe from an earthquake

BE A NUCLEAR ENGINEER: Find out how we are helping make nuclear power stations safe from earthquakes

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Physical model of an AGR nuclear reactor graphite core for shaking table explorations of seismic behaviour

Research Area: Structural Engineering PI: Professor Colin Taylor, Dr Adam Crewe Partners: EDF Energy, Atkins Contact details: colin.taylor@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge Sponsored by EDF-Energy Ltd, the ongoing PLEX (Plant Life Extension) project was initiated in 2008. To date EDF have invested around £6.5M in the project and work is expected to continue over the next few […]

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