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    HISTORY 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...

  2. Performance-Based Design of Seismically Isolated Bridges

    17 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Eric L. Anderson

    The response of simple isolated bridge overcrossings to a variety of multi-dimensional earthquake inputs was investigated by analysis and experiment. These studies were undertaken as part of the...

  3. Strong, elastic 'smart materials' aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges

    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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Oct 10 2012

    Adaptive Stiffness and Negative Stiffness for Seismic Protection

    Satish Nagarajaiah, Professor of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringRice University, Houston, TexasTraditionally researchers have focused on supplemental damping systems for earthquake protection....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...