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Using the NEES@UCSB Data in Research and Education  edit    delete

Category: Webinar
Description: NEES / EERI Research to Practice Webinar:

Using the NEES@UCSB Data in Research and Education Presented by Dr. Jamison Steidl (PI of the NEES@UCSB site) and Dr. Sandy Seale (NEES@UCSB Project Specialist and EOT Coordinator) is the ninth in the Research to Practice Webinar Series co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). There is no cost to attend this webinar. PDHs will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30.

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NEES@UCSB operates permanently-instrumented geotechnical test sites in southern California. These sites are designed to improve our understanding of the effects of surface geology on strong ground motion, liquefaction susceptibility, and soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI). The instrumentation at these sites includes surface and borehole arrays of accelerometers and pore pressure transducers that record strong ground motions and excess pore pressure generation generated by earthquakes. An instrumented test structure is also monitored to improve our understanding of (SFSI) effects. Researchers also use the sites for active experiments where ground motions are generated by virbroseis trucks (T-Rex), large shakers, and a small remotely operable shaker and cross-hole source.

Data acquired by the sites is available through the data portal on the website The sites have live telepresence that is available through the website. During the webinar, we will lead a virtual tour of the sites and demonstrate how to view and download data.

The data recorded at the sites are extremely useful for earthquake engineering applications as they provide real-time in situ validation of theoretical models. In the webinar, we will present several examples of research work that has been conducted using these data. Undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers have applied these data to their work on site effects.

These data are also very useful for education and outreach efforts that focus on teaching about the mechanics of earthquakes, ground motion, and earthquake safety. In the webinar, we will present several EOT projects that have made use of earthquake data recorded at the sites. These projects are very effective and compelling (and unique) in their use of seismic data.
When: Thursday 24 January, 2013, 8:30 am PST - 10:00 am PST
Where: Online (WebEx)
  1. data re-use
  2. EERI
  3. EOT
  4. Ground motion records
  5. nees@ucsb
  6. Research to Practice
  7. webinar
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