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IMPROVING STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL CODE DESIGN METHODOLOGY
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11 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): James T Enright
Current code based design of steel plate shear wall (SPSW) systems does not take into account the lateral force resistance provided by the moment resisting frame which bounds the web-plate. The steel …
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15 Dec 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): George A. Howlett, Ann Christine Catlin, Kari Nasi, Rachelle Howell
Visualize, analyze and compare experimental and numerical earthquake simulation data.
A Major Research Accomplishment in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Simulation
17 Apr 2013 | Citations | Contributor(s): Mahdi Soudkhah
An innovative experimental framework for seismic soil-structure interaction investigation of foundations and structures subjected to a coupled horizontal and vertical ground motion disturbance was …
Three Chinese students directly involved in the U.S. earthquake engineering
22 Feb 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): NEES Media Communications, Marti LaChance
China Economic Net | Feb. 22, 2013 Story covers NEES and its international reach in teaching earthquake engineering. See attached PDF.
NEES@UCSD/COSMOS High School Earthquake Engineering EOT Activities
13 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Lelli Van Den Einde, Sam Lee, Andreas Stavridis
The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week, educational summer program for gifted and talented high school students. Science and engineering topics are …
Nov 12 2012
capstone experimentation in the NEES Grand Challenge Project on the Seismic Response of Nonstructural Systems
The capstone experimentation in the NEES Grand Challenge Project on the Seismic Response of Nonstructural Systems will begin in November 2012, using a two-story test bed frame with tunable dynamic …
Development and validation of a real-time computational framework for hybrid simulation of dynamically-excited steel frame structures
16 Oct 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nestor Eduardo Castaneda-Aguilar
The use of traditional techniques such as the shake table or the pseudo-dynamic (PSD) test are often used to validate and disseminate new technologies associated with structural response attenuation. …
Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab Report Series
08 Feb 2012 | Series | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke
This is the report series for the IISL, which is housed in the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Please see each of the individual reports for citation details.
Drill Prepares Hoosiers for Earthquake
07 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - People around Indiana and other states are using Tuesday to prepare for what to do if a big earthquake hit. It's called the …
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Sean Allen, NEES EOT
K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching Modules A Joint Project of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) In the spring of 2011, …
An Internet-based Educational Platform for Earthquake Engineering Laboratory Experiments
19 Sep 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke, Jian Ouyang, Chris Lawrence Beeler, Chencheng Wu, Le Yu
Shake table constitutes a versatile tool for educational purposes and small scale research projects in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. Hands-on activities involving shake tables are …
The Development of Fragility Relationships for Controlled Structures
04 Aug 2011 | Historical Documents | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke
nbsp; To mitigate the dynamic effects of earthquakes in structures, several response nbsp;modification strategies have been developed, including implementation of passive, active, and semiactive …
Response Modification of Buildings and Bridges: Comparative Studies in Seismic Control
nbsp; This thesis presents the results of research to evaluate the effectiveness of modern control nbsp;strategies for the mitigation of earthquake induced hazards in building and bridge …
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Earthquake-proof K'nex Buildings
23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Students will be able to observe two ways engineers counter seismic accelerations on high-rise strucutres on order to make them safe. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the …
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Soil Liquefaction
Students will be able to observe soil liquefaction and its potential effects on adjacent structures and infrastructure. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the lesson that is …
Make Your Own Earthquake: Testing Earthquakes on Paper Buildings
14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Steven C. Smith
This 45 minute activity uses accelerometers to test earthquakes on paper buildings. Developed by Mr. Steven Smith, Purdue University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science. Please download …
Report on the Cable-stayed Bridge Control Problem - Phase 2
23 Jan 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke
This report presents the extended problem definition for the second generation of benchmark structural control problems for cable-stayed bridges. The benchmark problem is based on the Bill Emerson …
Seismic Fragility Relationships for Civil Structures with Semi-Active Control Devices
05 Jan 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Waleed Barnawi
Development of techniques for seismic mitigation has become increasingly important for communities throughout the world. Of the many available techniques, structural control has emerged as a …
Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Seismic Risk Based on Stochastic Sampling and Focusing on Stochastic Ground Motion Modeling
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alexandros Taflanidis
This poster provides an overview on NSF Grant # CMMI-1030726 entitled “Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Seismic Risk Based on Stochastic Sampling and Focusing on Stochastic Ground Motion …
Control Strategies for 3D Smart Base Isolation Sysytems Using Modal and Nodal Approaches
26 Dec 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yumei Wang
Application of control technologies to structures is expected to be able to enhance a structure’s performance in response to natural hazards. Specifically, smart base isolation systems, which …