U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3028
In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Geological Survey's National Strong Motion Project has recently installed sophisticated seismic monitoring systems to monitor the structural health of two hospital buildings at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Tennessee. The monitoring systems in the Bed Tower and Spinal Cord Injury buildings combine sensing technologies with an on-site computer to capture and analyze seismic performance of buildings in near-real time.
Also of Interest
USGS Fact Sheet 2012–3094, Helping Safeguard Veterans Affairs’ Hospital Buildings by Advanced Earthquake Monitoring, by Erol Kalkan, Krishna Banga, Hasan S. Ulusoy, Jon Peter B. Fletcher, William S. Leith, and James L. Blair
Last modified Friday, June 29, 2012
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Kalkan, Erol, Fletcher, J.P.B., Leith, W.S., McCarthy, Jill, and Banga, Krishna, 2012, Real-time seismic monitoring of instrumented hospital buildings: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3028, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3028/.