"Using the NEES@UCSB Data in Research and Education" was the ninth in a series of Research to Practice Webinars co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and EERI. It took place Thursday, January 24th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.
Professor Jamie Steidl and Dr. Sandy Seale presented several examples of research conducted using data collected at the NEES@UCSB 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 http://nees.ucsb.edu/. The sites have live telepresence that is available through the website. A virtual tour of the sites and a demonstration of how to view and download data was part of the webinar.
Credits and References
Presented by Professor Jamie Steidl and Dr. Sandy Seale.
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