How to deal with traumatic stress from school

How to deal with traumatic stress from school


After dealing with so much stress from school I just couldn’t help but just being silly.


When our Geoscience class was told to write a mini research paper on Earthquake-resistant buildings (with numerous demanding requirements) and what design our group was going with , I thought of cheesing it, or simply throwing in random stuff  that make no logical sense.

This is the result.

From our research, we found that there are various styles that are used in engineering earthquake-resistant buildings. For example, a well balanced distribution of weight would maintain the building’s stability. Some buildings also chose to keep their buildings simple and rectangular because of the even distribution of force. Tall earthquake-resistant buildings aren’t the tallest because the taller the building, the more resistance to earthquakes lost. Most modern buildings today take some modern approaches to make their buildings earthquake-resistant. For example, base isolation, a raised foundation from the ground with metal-steel barrings to support it. Another uncommon approach is the steel plate wall system, which puts vertical plates in buildings to keep the building straight.

We’ve decided that we’re going to implement cross bracing in our design because we found that it is able to withstand earthquakes better than most other designs. We’re also going to be implementing base isolation in our design because a raised foundation will help keep the building intact and steady during an earthquake. While these structures are able to do it’s job, there are some potential weaknesses in our design. There could be a potential chance that the building could collapse completely due to broken floor plates, if the floor plates are made of jello, it could collapse due to the sudden plate shifts from the earth during an earthquake. Also, if the foundation of the entire building is sitting on wet sand, the entire building might sink during an earthquake due to liquefaction. Finally, if the architects have no idea what measurements are necessary for the building and decide to use yogurt as part of the base isolation, the building could collapse by a smaller magnitude earthquake.

I will update this post on what grade I get, what happens next.  I guarantee you they will tell me to redo it.  I will also update on changes to the paper as well in case we (my partner and I) decide to really put effort into it.

UPDATE (2/12/14): While our group didn’t necessarily complete the requirements needed to turn this in yet, we had a teacher look over it.  She completely missed the cheesy bits of the paper and we’re simply told to continue working on it (meeting the toxic requirements needed).  It is due Friday.  Hope to update again soon!

UPDATE (2/25/14): Yesterday, I got a grade on it. I got 15 out of 18 points, mainly for not providing bibliography and examples. Some revisions were made to it as well, so this blog post has been updated to the latest revision.

  • Yop

    The “steel plate wall system” seems like a horrible idea. Never mind the fact that the concrete ceiling will break apart and smash people in the head, let’s just add thin steel plates to the walls so we don’t get caught doing coke with the money we saved from not implementing earthquake protection.

    • SuperSpyTX

      Lol. Well first off the idea is indeed existent, it’s just terribly worded. It’s also implemented already in some modern buildings.

      I can’t wait to bring updates later.