Miss Carina Fonseca Ferreira, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
The beauty of earthquakes
The image shows a numerical model of the Cathedral of Ica subjected to an earthquake. The church was built in the 18th century in Peru and it partially collapsed during the 2007 Pisco earthquake, which also caused the collapse of many other similar churches. The colour shading illustrates the distribution of stresses in the frontal façade, towers and longitudinal walls of the nave.
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