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NARLabs developing 3D earthquake impact simulation platform
Chloe Liao, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering under government-sponsored the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) has disclosed it is developing a 3D smart city platform for simulating impacts of earthquake disasters on buildings.

Using 3D modeling and VR technologies, the platform can simulate impacts of earthquake disasters at varying levels of earthquake intensity on buildings, with such impacts categorized into five levels: No destruction, slight destruction, medium destruction, large destruction and collapse, the center said. The simulation is based on data on buildings including structure, height, age and use, as well as data on seismic wave, sthe center noted. The results can be reference for reinforcing risky buildings and planning for earthquake disaster relief.

The center has developed an intelligent safety and disaster prevention management system to monitor structural health of bridges and a system to simulate earthquake impacts on water supply systems.

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