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Steel Strain Gauging Refresher
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09 Feb 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nathan Braker
Nathan Braker explains how to attach steel strain gages to rebar.
Best Practices for Making Educational Videos
20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Aditya Bhagath, Gregory Pluta, Weslee Walton
This best practices video is intended to aid and equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results to produce high quality videos for the purpose of education, outreach and training....
Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Chris Hart
20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker
Christopher Hart is a PhD graduate of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering program. During his studies he conducted 5 major large scale tests at the NEES@Illinois facility. In this video...
Tutorial: OpenSees and Building Tcl Files
24 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Silvia Mazzoni
This video explains how to use BuildingTclViewer program, particularly, focusing on material and section input for OpenSees.
19 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Dan Kuchma, Gregory Pluta, Aditya Bhagath, Thomas Frankie
Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Christopher Hart
19 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker
CU/NEES 5 Week Outreach Program
19 Dec 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alisha Welch, Kent Polkinghorne
NEES@ University of Colorado Outreach Program The Education, Outreach and Training Department within NEES has many objectives. The goal of this document is to find out how EOT program can be...
Shake Things Up!
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...
Attaching Strain Gauges to Steel
13 Nov 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nathan Braker, Weslee Walton
Nathan Braker explains how to attach steel strain gages to rebar. This version is a short check list of the procedure.
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...
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...
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...