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INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CONTEST
The first International Bridge Contest took place in 2007. The contest was conceived by Professor Toshikatsu Ichinose from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. Initially it included...
Strong, elastic 'smart materials' aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges
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27 Aug 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aurie Swartz, NEES Media Communications
Multiple sources | August 27, 2013 | Online | Article written by NEES 4-Span Bridge Project member and student Misha Rafiee detailing the project and its potential effects on bridge design and...
Smart Materials Improve Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Design
17 Aug 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aurie Swartz, NEES Media Communications
LiveScience | August 17, 2013 | Online | Article written by a student researcher in the NEES 4-Span Bridge Project detailing the project and its potential impact on bridge design and construction....
Experimental Shake Table Testing of an Adaptive Passive Negative Stiffness Device within a Highway Bridge Model
29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Navid Attary, Michael Symans, Satish Nagarajaiah, Andrei M Reinhorn, Michael Constantinou, Apostolos Aristotelis Sarlis, Dharma Theja Reddy Pasala, Douglas Taylor
Implementation of a mechanical Negative Stiffness Device (NSD) within a reduced-scale highway bridge model and its performance under seismic loading conditions is evaluated via shaking table...
Editorial: Investment in its quake lab points way to UNR's future
28 Apr 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aurie Swartz, NEES Media Communications
Reno Gazette-Journal | April 28, 2013
Newspaper and online. Editorial article praises the University of Nevada's expansion of their earthquake laboratory and on-going research, including...
Oct 10 2012
Adaptive Stiffness and Negative Stiffness for Seismic Protection
Reliability and Safety of Suspension Bridge Cables Using Continuous Health Monitoring Data
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): George Deodatis
A simplified contact-friction approach for modeling the deterioration mechanism of suspension bridge cables due to corrosion in its wires is presented as part of an ongoing research project to...
Using NEES as a Testbed fo Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
23 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Mehdi Saiidi
The primary objectives of this project are two folds:
(1) to demonstrate how researchers from multiple universities can conduct collaborative research using a network of experimental facilities...
Seismic Performance of Bridge Systems with Conventional and Innovative Materials
16 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Mehdi Saiidi, Ahmed Elgamal
Due to the complexity of structural performance during strong earthquakes and the highly nonlinear response of structural systems, computer simulations have to be verified with experimental data...