Seismometry and Engineering 1

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IN the memoir before us we have a gratifying proof that practical engineers realise the importance of the application of the principles of instrumental seismometry to building construction. The immediate object in the present investigation is the vibration set up in a large masonry bounding wall of a reservoir in Queistal, Schleswig. This wall stretches between rocks across a narrow valley, and the overflow of water, estimated at 100 cubic metres a second, falls about 40 metres. Thus an enormous amount of vibrational energy is set up.

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W., G. Seismometry and Engineering 1 . Nature 93, 627 (1914) doi:10.1038/093627b0

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