College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

New damping system puts brake on building movement

Research is set to begin this summer for a system, inspired by car brake technology, that is designed to both decrease damage and increase usability for buildings during wind and seismic events.

The research and ideation, aided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, originated from Simon Laflamme, a civil, construction and environmental engineering assistant professor at Iowa State.

Read the full Iowa State Daily article.