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A Decade of Earthquake Engineering


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Feb23Lateral Spreading Deformations from Satellite Images and Optical Image Correlation for the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake
PI: Ellen Rathje
Feb11Collapse Simulation of Multi-Story Buildings Through Hybrid Testing
PI: Eduardo Miranda
Award: NSF 0936633
Feb11Next Generation Hybrid Simulation - Evaluation and Theory
PI: Khalid Mosalam
Award: NSF 1153665
Feb05Effect of Infill Walls on the Drift Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Frames Subjected to Lateral-Load Reversals
PI: Cemalettin Donmez
Award: Izmir Institute of Technology ,TUBITAK Project No:104I107
Feb02Post-Tensioned Coupled Shear Wall Systems
PI: Yahya Kurama
Award: NSF 1041598
Jan16Smart and Resilient Steel Plate Shear Walls
PI: Jeffrey Berman
Award: NSF 0830294
Dec30Collaborative USGS-NEES Earthquake Hazard Studies in the New Madrid Seismic zone and Puget Sound, Washington
PI: Robert Williams
Dec29Topographic Effects in Strong Ground Motion - From Physical and Numerical Modeling to Design
PI: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek
Award: NSF 0936543,NSF 1132373
Dec29Seismic Response of Landfills: In-Situ Evaluation of Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste, Comparison to Laboratory Testing, and Impact on Numerical Analyses
PI: Dimitrios Zekkos
Award: NSF 1041566
Dec24Design of soil and structure compatible yielding to improve system performance
PI: Bruce Kutter
Award: NSF 0936503
Dec19Parametric Identification of a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator for Real Time Hybrid Simulation
PI: Shirley Dyke
Award: NSF 1136075,Purdue SURF
Dec10Experimental Modelling and Analysis of Three One-Tenth-Scale Reinforced Concrete Frame-Wall Structure
PI: Mete Sozen
Award: PRF 80-07713
Dec10Shear Strength Decay in Reinforced Concrete Columns Subjected to Large Deflection Reversals
PI: James Wight,Mete Sozen
Award: NSF 30760X,NSF 7513900
Dec10Model updating with constrained unscented Kalman filter for hybrid testing
PI: Bin Wu
Award: Natural Science Foundation of China 51161120360
Dec02SAC Steel Project: Phase 2: Seismic Design Criteria For Steel Moment Frame Construction: Connection Tests
PI: Chia-Ming Uang,Michael Engelhardt,Gary Fry
Award: FEMA
Nov25Properties of Cohesionless Soil Subsequent to Liquefaction and Resedimentation
PI: Ronaldo Borja
Award: NSF 0936421
Nov11Hybrid Simulation Platform for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Structures Through Collapse
PI: Gilberto Mosqueda
Award: NSF 0748111
Nov03NEESsoft-Seismic Risk Reduction for Soft-Story, Wood frame Buildings
PI: John van de Lindt
Award: NSF 1041631,NSF 1314957
Oct28Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiling for Seismic Characterization of Christchurch, NZ - Reliably Merging Large Active-Source and Passive-Wavefield Surface Wave Methods
PI: Brady Cox
Award: NSF 1303595
Oct07U.S. Instrumentation and Data Processing of a Large-Scale Experiment on Soil-Structure Interaction of Underground Structures on the E-Defense Shake Table in Miki, Japan
PI: Anne Lemnitzer
Award: NSF 1203212
Oct03Enabling Performance-Based Seismic Design of Multi-Story Cold-Formed Steel Structures
PI: Benjamin Schafer
Award: NSF 1041578
Oct02Shake table study on the effect of diaphragm flexibility on out-of-plane dynamic stability of unreinforced masonry walls
PI: Ken Elwood
Award: Canadian Graduate Scholarship ,Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada ,Canadian Seismic Research Network
Sep24Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures
PI: Nicholas Sitar
Award: NSF 0936376
Sep22Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames
PI: Peter Dusicka
Award: NSF 0830414
Sep11Soil Improvement Strategies to Mitigate Impact of Seismic Ground Failures via Novel Integration of Experiment and Simulation
PI: Scott Olson
Award: NSF 0723697
Sep03Earthquake Response and Rehabilitation of Critical Lifelines
PI: Thomas O'Rourke
Award: NSF 1041498
Aug26Effects of Web Reinforcement Discontinuities on the Seismic Response of Structural Walls
PI: Santiago Pujol
Aug21RTHS and Shake Table Comparison for Smart Structural Systems
PI: Shirley Dyke
Award: NSF 1011534,Purdue (international),NSF China 90715036
Aug18Earthquake Performance of Full-Scale Reinforced Soil Walls
PI: Patrick Fox
Award: NSF 1041656
Aug01NEESR-CR: Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquakes
PI: Tara Hutchinson
Award: NSF 0936505
Jul17Control of nonlinear soil-structure system using MR dampers (Internet of Things Technology in Structural Monitoring and Control)
PI: Hui Li
Award: R&D Research Program of Ministry of Science and Technology 2011BAK02B02
Jul15Seismic Response of Structural Walls with Geometric and Reinforcement Discontinuities
PI: Santiago Pujol
Award: ERICO International Corporation Experiments 1 through 6
Jun05Seismic Performance Assessment in Dense Urban Environments
PI: Jonathan Bray
Award: NSF 0830331
Jun05Ultra-Low Forced Vibration Testing
PI: Cole McDaniel
Award: NSF 1135037
May29Behavior, Analysis and Design of Complex Wall Systems
PI: Laura Lowes
Award: NSF 0421577
May29Development of Next Generation Adaptive Seismic Protection Systems
PI: Satish Nagarajaiah
Award: NSF 0830391
May27Development of New Predictive Stability and Performance Metrics for Real-time Hybrid Simulation
PI: Amin Maghareh
Award: NSF 1136075
May22Small-Amplitude Vibration Tests of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Flate-Plate Structure
PI: Santiago Pujol
May16Seismic imaging with Thumper for earthquake faults near Marianna, AR
PI: Robert Williams
May14Earthquake Hazard Study - Pacific Northwest
PI: Robert Williams
May13Performance Evaluation of Semi-rigid Steel Frames Using Hybrid Simulation
PI: Amr Elnashai
Award: MAE Center
May02Feedforward actuator controller development using the backward-difference method for real-time hybrid simulation
PI: Brian Phillips
Apr15Proposed Locations for FEMA Trailers in Post-Katrina New Orleans, 2005 - 2006
PI: Daniel Aldrich
Apr15Replication data for: Time-series, cross-sectional dataset on police jurisdictions in Tokyo, Japan from 1922 until 1933
PI: Daniel Aldrich
Apr14Wind Tunnel Tests for Wind-Excited Benchmark Building
PI: Bijan Samali
Award: NSF 02-18813,NSF 96-25616
Apr03Magnetorheological Damper Test Data for Characterization and Modeling
PI: Shirley Dyke
Award: NSF 9301584,NSF 9500301
Apr02Seismic Performance of Innovative Straw Bale Wall Systems
PI: Darcey Donovan
Mar28Retaining Wall Shake-Table Test and Design Using Tire Derived Aggregates as Backfill
PI: Dawn Cheng
Award: California Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) ,Caltrans

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