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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experiments


Current Site Status: NEES Research Activities

Experiments Summary


PhaseExperiments
Design1
Testing1
Complete19
Fabrication1

Experiment List


NEESR: Seismic Performance of Conventional and Innovative Special Structural Walls

Status: Experimental Design
Planned for 2014-01-06 10:00 CST

Solid reinforced concrete structural walls that span from the foundation to the building roof are one of the most common structural systems used to resist earthquake forces in the United States and worldwide. In many buildings, these walls surround s... [more]

NEESR-SG: Smart and Resilient Steel Walls for Reducing Earthquake Impacts

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2013-09-09 10:00 CST

This award is an outcome of the NSF 08-519 program solicitation, "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Research (NEESR)" competition and includes the University of Washington (lead institution), University of Minn... [more]

NEESR: Near Collapse Performance of Existing Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings

Status: Specimen Fabrication
Planned for 2013-03-15 10:00 CST

Column shear-axial failure in existing vulnerable reinforced concrete (RC) frame buildings constructed before the mid 1970's is a major seismic risk. The challenges associated with spatial response and system load redistribution capability at the ons... [more]

NEESR-CR: Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems - Specimen #2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2013-03-13 10:00 CST

This award is an outcome of the NSF 09-524 program solicitation "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Research (NEESR)" competition and includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (lead institution) an... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls C-Shaped 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2013-02-25 10:00 CST

The proposed research seeks to advance the understanding of, and simulation tools for, the seismic performance of slender walls through experimental and analytical investigations of wall systems with 1) configurations used in modern design, 2) load d... [more]

NEESR-CR: Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems - Specimen #1 (Series 1 - 3)

Status: Completed
Planned for 2012-12-13 13:00 CST

This award is an outcome of the NSF 09-524 program solicitation "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Research (NEESR)" competition and includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (lead institution) an... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls C-Shaped 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2012-09-19 10:00 CST

The proposed research seeks to advance the understanding of, and simulation tools for, the seismic performance of slender walls through experimental and analytical investigations of wall systems with 1) configurations used in modern design, 2) load d... [more]

Project:NEES-Anchor: Behavior and Design of Cast-in-Place Anchors under Simulated Seismic Loading

Status: Completed
Planned for 2012-07-24 10:00 CST

Headed anchors/studs are commonly used in structures to connect steel members (e.g., columns, girders, or braces) and concrete elements (e.g., foundations, walls, or columns, respectively). The concrete elements may experience substantial damage (e.g... [more]

NEESR-SG: SEISMIC SIMULATION AND DESIGN OF BRIDGE COLUMNS UNDER COMBINED ACTIONS, AND IMPLICATIONS ON SYSTEM RESPONSE

Status: Completed
Planned for 2012-05-08 10:00 CST

Bridge columns are subjected to combinations of actions and deformations, caused by spatially-complex earthquake ground motions, features of structural configurations and the interaction between input and response characteristics. Combined actions/lo... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls C-Shaped 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2012-01-29 10:00 CST

The proposed research seeks to advance the understanding of, and simulation tools for, the seismic performance of slender walls through experimental and analytical investigations of wall systems with 1) configurations used in modern design, 2) load d... [more]

NEESR-SG Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings Setup 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-06-04 17:28 CST

The proposed research aims to develop a new structural system that employs rocking action and replaceable structural fuses to provide safe and cost effective resistance to earthquakes. The system combines desirable aspects of conventional steel-brac... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Planar 4

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-04-14 17:08 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings Setup 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-03-17 19:24 CST

The proposed research aims to develop a new structural system that employs rocking action and replaceable structural fuses to provide safe and cost effective resistance to earthquakes. The system combines desirable aspects of conventional steel-brac... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Coupled Wall 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-03-17 17:12 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Coupled Wall 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-02-18 17:10 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Planar 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-01-21 17:01 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG: Seismic Sim & Design of Bridge Columns Pier 5

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-01-07 16:54 CST

The performance assessment of bridge piers subjected to the complex loading combination of bending, shear, axial load and torsion has been a challenge to structural engineers. Analytical solutions that were developed for such combined loadings are no... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Planar 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-12-10 16:58 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG: Seismic Sim & Design of Bridge Columns Pier 4

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-11-26 16:51 CST

The performance assessment of bridge piers subjected to the complex loading combination of bending, shear, axial load and torsion has been a challenge to structural engineers. Analytical solutions that were developed for such combined loadings are no... [more]

NEESR-SG: Seismic Sim & Design of Bridge Columns Pier 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-10-22 16:42 CST

The performance assessment of bridge piers subjected to the complex loading combination of bending, shear, axial load and torsion has been a challenge to structural engineers. Analytical solutions that were developed for such combined loadings are no... [more]

NEESR-SG: Behavior, Analysis & Design of Complex Walls Planar 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-10-15 19:58 CST

Design: Boundary elements have a longitudinal reinforcement ratio of 3.5% and tranverse reinforcement ratios of 1.0% (38% greater than required) in the in-plane direction and 0.92% (22% greater than required) in the out-of-plane direction. Wall web r... [more]

NEESR-SG: Seismic Sim & Design of Bridge Columns Pier 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-09-10 21:31 CST

The performance assessment of bridge piers subjected to the complex loading combination of bending, shear, axial load and torsion has been a challenge to structural engineers. Analytical solutions that were developed for such combined loadings are no... [more]

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