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  1. Report on the Nonlinear Full Scale Building Control Problem

    23 Jan 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    This report presents the extended problem definition of a set of benchmark control problems for seismically excited nonlinear buildings. Focusing on three typical steel structures, 3-, 9- and 20-story buildings designed for the SAC project for the Los Angeles, California region, the goal of this...

  2. Vulkanos and Earthquakes

    29 Jul 2012 | Publications

    really interesting

  3. 2010 E-Defense Four-Story Reinforced Concrete and Post-Tensioned Concrete Buildings - Comparative Study of Experimental and Analytical Results

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Zeynep Tuna, Sofia Gavridou, John Wallace, Takuya Nagae, Taizo Matsumori

    2010 E-Defense Four-Story Reinforced Concrete and Post-Tensioned Concrete Buildings - Comparative Study of Experimental and Analytical ResultsA series of shaking table tests were conducted on two, full-scale, four-story buildings on the NIED E-Defense shake table in December 2010. The buildings...

  4. Effects of Web Reinforcement Discontinuities on the Seismic Response of Structural Walls

    29 Jul 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ying Wang

    Final Report

  5. DEVELOPMENT OF SHAKE TABLE MOTIONS FOR SIMULATION OF THE SEISMIC RESPONSE OF NONSTRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

    20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Manos Maragakis, Arash E. Zaghi, Siavash Soroushian, Ahmad Itani, Gokhan Pekcan

    As part of the project entitled “NEESR-GC: Simulation of the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural System,” a series of system-level full-scale experiments of ceilings-piping-partition systems will be conducted at the University of Nevada, Reno NEES Site. This project is aimed at...

  6. SEISMIC RESPONSE OF NONSTRUCTURAL SYSTEMS IN NEES TIPS/NEES NONSTRUCTURAL/NIED COLLABORATIVE TESTS

    20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Manos Maragakis, Keri L Ryan, Eiji Sato, Tomohiro Sasaki, Taichiro Okazaki, Lee Tedesco, Arash E. Zaghi, Gilberto Mosqueda, Dennis Alvarez

    Nonstructural systems constitute a significant portion of the total property of typical buildings. Recent earthquakes have conclusively demonstrated that nonstructural damage results in significant loss of property and function with major catastrophic impact on communities. As part of the...

  7. Response of a 2-Story Test-Bed Structure for the Seismic Evaluation of Nonstructural Systems

    20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Manos Maragakis, Arash E. Zaghi, Esmaeel Rahmanishamsi, Ahmad Itani, Gokhan Pekcan

    A full-scale, two-story, two-by-one bay, steel braced-frame was subjected to a number of unidirectional ground motions using three shake tables at the UNR-NEES site. The test-bed frame was designed to study the seismic performance of nonstructural systems including steel-framed gypsum partition...

  8. Stabilization and Imaging of Cohesionless Soil Specimens

    29 Jul 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Zbigniew David Czupak

    This dissertation describes development of a procedure for obtaining high quality, optical grade sand coupons from frozen sand specimens of Ottawa 20/30 sand for image processing and analysis to quantify soil structure along with a methodology for quantifying the microstructure from the images.

  9. The Impact of Liquefaction on the Microstructure of Cohesionless Soils

    29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Angel Gutierrez

    The effect of earthquake-induced liquefaction on the local void ratio distribution of cohesionless soil is evaluated using x-ray computed tomography (CT) and an advanced image processing software package. Intact, relatively undisturbed specimens of cohesionless soil were recovered before and...

  10. Large-Scale Cyclic and Hybrid Simulation Testing and Development of a Controlled-Rocking Steel Building System With Replaceable Fuses

    29 Jul 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Matthew Eatherton

    Current U.S. building codes and earthquake engineering practice utilize inelasticity in the seismic force resisting system to dissipate seismic energy and protect against collapse. Inelasticity in conventional structures can lead to structural damage distributed throughout the building and...