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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. CMMI-0830331 through the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). The “Seismic Performance Assessment in Dense Urban Environments: Soil-Structure Interaction on the Scale of a City Block” project is a collaborative effort that includes the University of California, Berkeley (lead institution), University of Buffalo-SUNY, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Diego, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering. This project utilizes the NEES equipment site at the University of California, Davis. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

This data report describes the first centrifuge test in a sequence of six tests designed with the overarching goal of developing a better understanding of soil-structure interaction (SSI) in dense urban environments – often called structure-soil-structure interaction (SSSI). This test is the baseline test. It examines two structures separated by 571 mm (31 m in the prototype scale). This distance is significant enough for the structures to be considered isolated from one another. Therefore, soil-structure interaction effects are considered for each structure individually, which is currently common in engineering practice.

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  • Ben Mason; Nick Trombetta; Stefanie Gille; Jonathan Lund; Joshua David Zupan; Hamilton Puangnak; Benjamin Choy; Chandrakanth Bolisetti; Jonathan Bray; Tara Hutchinson; Gregg Fiegel; Bruce Lloyd Kutter; Andrew Whittaker; ZhiQiang Chen (2013), "Seismic Performance Assesment in Dense Urban Environments: Centrifuge Data Report for HBM02,"

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