Development of novel structural fuses to reduce earthquake disaster risks

Dr Dipti Ranjan Sahoo


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines four action plans for reduction of disaster risks. Considering about 58% of India is vulnerable to earthquakes, the mitigation of earthquake risks through strengthening the existing infrastructures and building seismic-resilient structures is paramount in this context.

The term “seismic-resilient” refers to the system capable of bouncing back to its original stage within a short time after an earthquake event with minimum disruptions, loss of life and damage to property. This can be achieved by adopting cost-effective technologies involving robust seismic design, earthquake absorbing systems and novel materials in…read more on NOPR