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Adaptive Reuse of Concrete Cladding Panels
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07 Aug 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Kurt Michael McMullin, Eugenia L Tai
A NEES project focused on the seismic behavior of precast concretecladding panels generally used as building facades, also known as the PathwaysResearch Project, has just recently completed the...
Bridge Performance in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
24 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ian Buckle, Eric V Monzon
About 200 highway bridges and numerous rail bridges were damaged during the March 11th earthquake by effects ranging from span unseating, ruptured bearings, and column shear failures, to...
RAPID: Impact of Debris Generated from the 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami
09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Clay Naito, Dan Cox, Ron Riggs
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan. The Tohoku Earthquake, as it is now known, was focused in the subduction zone plate boundary...
NSF: RAPID: Collaborative Research: Using Lessons from the Disaster in Japan to Develop Communications for Emergency Situations
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Arjan Durresi, Raj Jain
During disasters, the telecommunication infrastructure are usually
heavily damaged or overloaded, which leads to serious disruptions in
the warning and rescue operations. Similarly, part of the...
RAPID Christchurch: Data Collection on Performance of Wood Diaphragms
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Roberto Leon
The objective of this project is to collect data on the performance unreinforced masonry (URM) construction during the Feb. 22, 2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquake. Specifically, the...
US-Japan Collaborative Study on Seismic Damage of Buildings and their Mechanism formation of soft first storeys that formed as a result of buildings
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Hitoshi Shiohara
After 2012 East Japan Earthquake Disaster, failure of beam-column joint is identified by several field survey of buildings in collaboration with US partners, in Miyagi Prefecture. ...
NEES REU 2011 Poster: Alejandro Zepeda
01 Aug 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alejandro Zepeda
My poster Hybrid Masonry
Nonlinear Modeling of Precast Concrete Cladding Subsystems for High Seismicity Regions
30 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yujia Liu
This project is a part of the NSF funded NEES landmark project, “Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquakes and Post-Earthquake...
Pence, Heidi: Make Your Own Earthquake
30 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Heidi Pence
This poster describes the lesson plans that the students at UCSB have created to help provide more earthquake education. This is a rough draft of the poster, the conclusions to be made on this...
Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering and Hot Pressing at Extreme Pressures
27 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael Gomes
Tantalum Carbide (TaC) is an ultra high temperature ceramic possessing properties such as high melting point, hardness, and high chemical resistivity, which makes it suitable for applications in...
AN EXPLORATORY AND RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR CONTROL OF A TANDEM HOT METAL STRIP ROLLING PROCESS FOR QUALITY PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Marwan Simaan
Collaborative Research: Investigating Bacteria-Surface Interactions by Surface Engineering and Mathematical Modeling
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Dacheng Ren
Biofilms are surface-attached highly hydrated structures comprised of a polysaccharide matrix secreted by the bound microbial cells. It is well documented that biofilm cells are up to...
Treatment of Greywater with Biofilters Packed with Shredded-tires and Membrane Bioreactors
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Meng Hu
With the increasing urgent water crisis, water reuse has been receiving more attention. Among several processes that can be used for greywater treatment, membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology...
Finite Element Approach for Interaction of Highly Nonlinear Acoustic Waves with Linear Elastic Media
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Devvrath Khatri
In this work, we developed a threedimensional
finite element model (FEM) to study the
interaction of highly nonlinear acoustic wave with
adjacent linear elastic media. We compare...
Collaborative Research: Stick-slip dynamics of micromachined interfaces
10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Maarten P de Boer
Friction-based stepper motors provide a powerful actuation mechanism in micro- and nanomechanics
Applications include valves, optical components (mirror and fiber positioning), memory...
Nanomechanical material size effects using an in-situ, on chip test platform
Many micro- and nanoscale materials of interest (e.g., polycrystalline silicon, silicon carbide, carbon-based solids) are brittle.
Strength of brittle materials is not single valued, but is...
Design and Manufacture of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Composites with Ceramic Reinforcing Phases (CeraSGel)
07 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Manuel Acosta
The need for materials that would enable maneuverability during hypersonic flight in atmosphere re-entry conditions has focused materials scientists on the study of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics...
Characterization of Dynamic Soil-Pile Interaction by Random Vibration Methods: Experimental Design and Preliminary Results
06 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jeramy C Ashlock
Preliminary results are presented for full-scale vibration tests of piles using random vibration methods and a new servo-hydraulic inertial shaker testing system. Separate tests of vertical...
Stacked Rapid Sand Filters: An Economical Technology for Sustainable Development
06 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Adelman
Provision of safe drinking water represents one of the most significant global environmental and human health challenges. Filtration is an important component of water treatment systems, but it...