group of students from Engineering Facility visited An-Najah University’s Earth Sciences and Seismic Engineering Unit at the Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, to learn about how to use the Seismic equipment (seismometers seismographs).
Mr. Walaa Aj’aj, laboratory supervisor, welcomed the guests and gave them an overview on the Centre, its objectives and duties, and then introduced them to the SASPARM project.
Mr Aj’aj gave a detailed explanation on the equipment and devices that are used at the Earth Sciences and Seismic Engineering Unit and their various uses like Seismometre that are used to monitor and measure ground, including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other seismic sources, as well as the geological use of Seismographs as sensors to study layers and depths for various purposes through determining the quality and strength of rocks in these layers.
The Visiting students also were briefed through a demonstration using Models and Samples in the laboratory about the shaking Table Which is used in modelling facilities and conducting dynamic studies.
1. Support Action for Strengthening Palestinian-administered Areas capabilities for Seismic Risk Mitigation (SASPARM) Projectaims to educate and spread awareness on earthquakes’ risks and mechanism for maintaining public safety of citizens.
2. The Project is sponsored by the EU within the FP7 projects and in partnership with the European Centre for Seismic Engineering and IUSS University Pavia, Italy.
3. Seismetres and Seismographs were purchased by An-Najah through the SASPARM project.