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Earthquake Airbags, New Devices to Save Lives in Earthquakes, Tornados and Similar Disasters Resulting from Building Crashes

Amir Hashem Shahidi Bonjar1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 4, 2005, 774-777

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.774.777

Submitted On: 12 July 2004 Published On: 30 April 2005

How to Cite: Bonjar, A. H. S. (2005). Earthquake Airbags, New Devices to Save Lives in Earthquakes, Tornados and Similar Disasters Resulting from Building Crashes. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(4), 774-777. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.774.777

Abstract

Earthquake Airbag (EA) is a new terminology being introduced for the earthquake literature of the world. According to literature surveys, this terminology has not been used previously. Based on many scientific reports, fatality rates are lower in vehicles equipped with airbags than unequipped ones. Accordingly, it was postulated that similar structures can be adopted in buildings to protect people and lower human casualties in building crashes. The data collected from simulation of collision-impact on fragile objects revealed that the safety advantage of airbags is that they can reduce impact injuries upon indoor people from falling debris in earthquakes and building crashes resulting from tornados, hurricanes or similar disasters.

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Keywords

  • Earthquake Airbags
  • Impact Injuries
  • Tornados
  • Hurricanes
  • Safety Appliance