Title: The Connection Between The B1 Steath Bomber and Preventing Earthquake Building Collapse… A New Thought for a New Year. Happy New Year.
‘Sinusoidal Waves’ of various forms have been the ‘playdough’ of my life and most of my 35 inventions.
Instead of the current methodology of preventing earthquake caused-building collapse; by absorbing (rubber shocks under foundation) or enduring (making the building stronger) the applied energy; presented by earthquake sinusoidal waves; I suggest a brand-new approach: deflect the waves.
Earthquake sinusoidal waves are like (common characteristics and behavior) any other types of waves. (I stood on the pavement of a street during the Northridge Earthquake, saw a wave coming in the pavement and jumped over it just like I did jumping over Beach Waves when I was a kid). All waves can be converted to various forms, amplified or diminished in amplitude. Their energy can be converted from physical material movement of matter to electricity, light, heat. It can be redirected. It’s impact on humans can be neutralized or even become a benefit. It is just a matter of discovering the path of solution.
For important buildings like Hospitals or Schools (let’s get real: Military Headquarters, The Presidential Palace, Nuclear Power Plants, Wealthy Estates etc ) how about building encasement, around the buildings, to deflect the waves before they actually ‘hit’ the protected building.
Face the deflecting encasements, in the direction of the usual earthquake epicenter source and deflect the earthquake waves; similar to, harbor break waters (for Ocean Sinusoidal Waves) and/or Stealth submarine and aircraft technology to deflect radar and/or sonar sinusoidal waves.
A practical Example that I have witnessed occurred in the Taiwanese Earthquake. On the epicenter side, of an underground rock formation; everything was destroyed. The Earthquake waves were absorbed or endured. On the ‘protected’ side nothing was destroyed. The city of Taipei suffered insignificant damage because the earthquake waves were defected.
Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Scientists and Stealth Technology Designers should collaborate or learn more about the specific relevance of these subjects to preventing building collapse/loss of life.
In the future, earthquake energy can replace nuclear power plants and carbon-based sources. It is all possible. It is just a matter of finding the solution.
For now, let’s just start thinking a little bit about deflecting energy; rather than, absorbing it. Kind of like Benjamin Franklyn’s flying a kite, in the Electrical Storm. The Electricity (lightening) hit the kite. The electricity went down the string until it reached the key. The key on the kite, took (deflected) the electrical energy to ground and left him unhurt.
A’ real earthquake proof building’, is possible; if we deflect the energy, away from the structure.
Only time, effort and thoughtfulness are preventing us from implementing these solutions.
Thinking is the little used solution, to problems. Regurgitation of dogma can lead to a ‘dark room’. There is no shortage of idiots. The ‘Triangle of Life’ VS ‘Duck and Cover’ is a prime example of ‘thinking’ vs ‘idiocy’.