Additional seismicity test of prefabricated houses KOFINAS 2011
3-story construction experiment at the technical office of P. Karydis.
The experiment was realized in July 2011..
A three-story building constructed utilizing the “ – Prefabricated Houses” company construction system was virtually examined using a digital seismic simulator at the technical office of the international range emeritus professor of the National Technical University of Athens, P. Karydis (additional test KOFINAS 2011). The purpose of the tests was the measurement of the response of the construction system against seismic action.
The success was the result of the technical advantages :
- Screw, which is robotically installed in all the constructive parts of the house
- Metallic construction brackets, used to “tie” the construction
- Oversizing of bearing structure through mechanical study
- Reinforcement of the stress points using special computer static calculation program
Additional seismicity test of prefabricated houses KOFINAS
NTUA Experiment July 2011
Continuous development and progress are the biggest goals of the company KOFINAS Prefabricated Houses.
For this reason, reassurance has never been a feature of our work. We want to offer excellent quality and we always try to achieve the best and technologically advanced results.
Thus, in 2011 another scientific anti-seismic experiment was conducted to verify and scientifically approve the maximum staticity of prefabricated houses KOFINAS.
The digital experiment for seismicity KOFINAS!
Following the static experiment conducted in November 2009, during which a single-storey specimen house of the company entering the seismic simulator withstood up to 1.5 g acceleration while remaining intact, the company KOFINAS wanted to seal this result and go a step further.
Thus, in July 2011, again in collaboration with the world-renowned thermometer for measuring seismicity in Athens, the National Technical University of Athens, was tested and tested in its renewed structures experimentally with the help of an electronic simulator.
Using this machine, a three-storey building constructed according to KOFINAS construction standards, was examined in terms of its behavior in real seismic data.
With the help of the most modern and fully reliable digital systems of static research and study, the construction of KOFINAS virtually, through a digital simulator suffered seismic vibrations and oscillations that have previously appeared in nature with the most destructive consequences.
Digital Earthquake Simulation Fukushima Japan 11/3/2011
Indeed, the stimuli that simulated the three-story construction of KOFINAS reached 9 on the Richter scale, reducing the magnitude of the seismic simulation to the data of the devastating Fukushima earthquake in Japan in early March 2011.
Digital Earthquake Simulation Santa Monica America 17/1/1994
Then, equally strong seismic oscillations were carried out on the three-storey building KOFINAS through the digital measurement system, reaching the magnitude of 6.7 Richter, according to the data of the earthquake that had previously hit the area of Santa Monica in America, on January 17 1994.
The results of the anti-seismic experiment July 2011
In the company KOFINAS prefabricated houses, as always, we wanted to verify and prove in the most unshakable scientific way the static strength of our constructions. At the same time, the main goal of the company is to be absolutely sure that our constructions remain intact and intact even after an extremely strong earthquake that is likely to result in significant natural and building damage.
The results of these additional experiments in 2011, which were carried out as a digital confirmation of the experiment in the seismic simulator of the NTUA in 2009, completely fully justified the construction standards we follow and the entire company KOFINAS prefabricated houses.
The opinion of experts on the seismicity of prefabricated houses KOFINAS
The internationally emeritus professor of the National Technical University of Athens, Mr. Panagiotis Karydis, documents with his words and his scientific studies the maximum static strength of the prefabricated houses KOFINAS.
The experiment conducted in his office, through the scientific system of digital simulator, led him once again to speak publicly about the maximum seismic protection offered by the constructions of our company.
Specifically, emphasizing that the three-storey KOFINAS building was examined and tested in accordance with the most modern regulations and parameters of 2011, he confirmed its oversizing, under the most adverse and destructive seismic vibrations of magnitude 6.7 and 9 Richter!
The durability of the floors of the prefabricated houses KOFINAS
The experiment on seismicity of our company’s buildings, proved the absolute durability and stability of prefabricated houses KOFINAS, even when it comes to three-story construction.
The indisputable anti-seismicity provided by our constructions on all the floors of each building has been scientifically confirmed, since the strength and robustness of even the highest floors are equivalent to that of the ground floor, resulting in maximum safety.
Durable construction materials of prefabricated houses KOFINAS
The quality of the materials we use in the company KOFINAS in every construction of a prefabricated house was proved once again through this experiment.
The fully durable materials but also the know-how with which the assembly of the structural parts of the prefabricated houses KOFINAS, contribute to the completion of constructions absolutely solid and static, which meet all the conditions for seismic shielding, protection and safety of both the building and the residents.
KOFINAS seismicity guarantee
In the company KOFINAS prefabricated houses we serve in every way the quality of our constructions.
For this reason, at every opportunity we test and certify the data and procedures that we follow during the construction and erection of our prefabricated buildings, with the aim of objective guarantee.
The scientific certifications that we have secured through experiments are the driving force for our company to continue tirelessly to provide the highest quality, modern and best materials and results in every prefabricated house KOFINAS.