A new steel pipe developed by a Japanese company promises to enhance the seismic resistance of oil or water pipes that cross over earthquake prone fault lines.
The new form of pipes are wave-shaped, allowing it to bend and compress when put under pressure, as opposed to bursting or rupturing as they usually do.
Engineers at Cornell University have used their own unique testing facilities to demonstrate that the innovtive wave-shaped pipe can in fact withstand intense seismic events.
This development is particularly important given the increase in seismic activity globally. Source: https://sourceable.net/wave-shaped-pipes-capable-better-withstanding-earthquakes/