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Shake Things Up!
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25 Nov 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
This activity will educate students about earthquakes and vibrations using a shake table and the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device. This experiment asks students to graph data for the...
Photogrammetry As A Non-Contact Measurement System In Large Scale Structural Testing
25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anahid Behrouzi, Daniel Kuchma
Photogrammetry is a non-contact measurement method that is being used in large scale structural experimentation to extract information about the overall geometry of the specimen as well as the XYZ...
Best Practices in Developing Education, Outreach and Training Videos to Communicate NEES Research Findings
25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, Aditya Bhagath
The purpose of this best practices document is to equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results obtained through NEES funding to produce high quality videos for the purpose of...
Krypton Camera Volume Test Procedure and Results
28 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Michael Bletzinger
This paper detail the procedure to determine the volume of a Krypton camera. It also show the results of this procedure for a set of cameras that were at NEES@Illinois.
Instructional Guide to Krypton Alignment
28 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Andrew William Mock
Experimental testing at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation facility at Illinois requires aligning the six degree-of-freedom movements of the loading unit to the desired coordinates...
BNCS Educational Videos
15 Jul 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Serge S Chakmakjian, Lelli Van Den Einde, Tara Hutchinson
A landmark full-scale test of a five-story reinforced concrete building was conducted on the NEES@UCSD shake table. The building was completely furnished with nonstructural components and systems....
NEES-EPICS Advanced Manual Shake Table
08 May 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
This low cost shake table provides an inexpensive, easy way to demonstrate simple harmonic waves. The shake tables use inexpensive components that can be purchase at a hardware supply store and...
Apr 26 2014
USA Science & Engineering Festival
The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, features nationwide contests and school programs. NEES Ambassadors from Howard and Morgan State...
UCSD Seismic Outreach
11 Apr 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Lelli Van Den Einde
UCSD Seismic Outreach is an annual program that is tailored for 6th graders providing the students and teachers with an opportunity to learn about earthquake science and engineering. The proposed...
NEES Instructional Shake Table
13 Mar 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
The NEES Instructional Shake Table (IST) can engage learners in engineering and scientific thinking associate with earthquakes and other dynamic conditions. The IST provides a low frequency force...
City Block Project Videos
03 Mar 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Project PI, Professor Jonathan Bray
Award# 0830331, NEESR-SG: Seismic Performance Assessment in Dense Urban Environments (nicknamed the City Block Project), videos on the project's research, investigators, and findings. Parts 1-5...
Feb 22 2014
Mini-Wave Tank at Discover Engineering Family Day
Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge
07 Feb 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
The Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge is an activity designed for public events but can also be used with smaller groups of people. It requires a Mini-Wave Flume as described by...
Mini-flume design drawings (CAD version)
This learning object includes the 3D Solidworks drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 2D (PDF) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7458). Using these drawings a 16ft...
Mini-flume design drawings (PDF version)
This learning object includes the 2-d PDF drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 3D (Solid works) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7471). Using these drawings a 16ft...
nees@berkeley project highlight: Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames
06 Feb 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Barbara Simpson, Stephen Alan Mahin, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part of a project titled "Collaborative Developments for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames," funded by the...
Quake Turns Ground to Liquid (Hacking the Planet episode)
30 Dec 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kenneth Stokoe, NEES EOT
Earthquake vibrations can turn soil into a liquid. This process is called liquefaction. This 1.5 minute video provides visual demonstrations of how liquefaction occurs using the large shaker...
From Large Scale Test Findings to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Base-Isolated Buildings
11 Dec 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
A NEES/EERI Research to Practice Webinar "From Large Scale Test Findings to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Base-Isolated Buildings" Presented by: Keri Ryan (M. EERI), University of Nevada, Reno; Anthony...
Improving Seismic Performance of Pile Foundations in Soft Clays Using Deep Soil Mixing webinar
23 Oct 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
A NEES/EERI Research to Practice Webinar "Improving Seismic Performance of Pile Foundations in Soft Clays Using Deep Soil Mixing" Presented by: K.K. "Muralee" Muraleetharan (University of...
Tsunami in a Sand Box
21 Oct 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
This activity introduces students to how civil/coastal engineering and design can address problems and enable people to consider choices through cost/benefit analysis to help communities prepare...