3 months ago
One week after a 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy, BYU engineers were called in to collect data about the deadly quake, using UAVs to collect data for GEER and the National Science Foundation. For the first time, the BYU team collected images of an entire city (Pescara Del Tronto) and created a 3D model that that can be studied, measured and manipulated by scientists. BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke says the models and data can be used to design better earthquake-resistant structures and to save lives. The first of the 3D models can be found at: http://prismweb.groups.et.b...
Read more about the project: https://news.byu.edu/news/b...
Kevin Franke (and his wife, Ruby) are also known for their popular videos and blogs about family life and adventures raising six children: youtube.com/8passengers