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NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Hybrid Simulation of Multi-Story Structural Systems Through Collapse

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These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Hybrid Simulation of Multi Story Structural Systems Through Collapse" funded by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). Collapse of buildings is one of the main sources of monetary losses and loss of human lives in a large earthquake. Estimation and mitigation of the collapse risk of a structure is, therefore, one of the main goals of earthquake engineering. In this project, a series of 1:2 scale beam-column specimens with Enhanced Gravity Connections will be tested using hybrid simulation through collapse. The tests will help further understanding and prediction of collapse and hybrid simulation methods, as well as evaluate the performance of the proposed gravity connections, whose aim is to significantly increase the collapse capacity of a building. More information can be found at the nees@berkeley website:

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  • Stephen Labounty; Heidi Tremayne (Faison); Eduardo Miranda; Carlos Gordo Monso; NEES EOT (2013), "NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Hybrid Simulation of Multi-Story Structural Systems Through Collapse,"

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