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Structures Learning Module : Challenge
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07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Challenge: A new restaurant is being built in Northridge California. The proposed one story structure has an estimated mass of 1000 tons (106 kg), a natural frequency of 5 Hz, and a damping...
Structures Learning Module : Generating Ideas/Thoughts
Generating Ideas/Thoughts Write out your initial thoughts about each of these questions. This is an exercise to help you think about some of the big ideas you need to explore in a challenge like...
Structures Learning Module : Multiple Perspectives
Multiple Perspectives We asked several specialists about how to approach this situation. We found several existing solutions that might help you expand on your initial thoughts. Review these...
Structures Learning Module : Research and Revise
Research and Revise
One of the techniques used by engineers to minimize the effects of earthquakes is Linear Base Isolation (read more about base isolation by clicking on the...
Structures Learning Module : Test Your Mettle
Test your Mettle Activity 2: In this activity we will see how the damping ratio of base isolators relates to the maximum displacement of the structure. In the tool vary the damping ratio of the...
Single Story Analysis Module 1
07 Sep 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
See the Learning Objectives
The following challenge explores various issues and opportunities related to designing resilient structures to earthquake activity. You will be following a...
Structures Learning Module
07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Mohammad Faizan Azam, Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
Welcome The following challenge explores various issues and opportunities related to designing resilient structures to earthquake activity. You will be following a learning cycle designed to...
Testing of a New Line of Seismic Base Isolators
23 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Valentin Shustov
The latest research activities at the California State University, Northridge gave rise to the innovative passive control of buildings technology invented by Valentin Shustov and called Earthquake...
Virtual Laboratory - Nonlinear Two Story Building
25 Jun 2010 | Tools
This virtual experiment allows you to conduct nonlinear dynamic analysis for a two story building. The building is modeled as a two degree-of-freedom system with various types of nonlinear models...
Virtual Laboratory - Non-Linear Multiple Story Building
23 Jun 2010 | Tools
This virtual experiment allows you to conduct nonlinear dynamic analysis for a multiple story building. The building is modeled as a multi-degree-of-freedom system with various types of nonlinear...
Visual Understanding Environment
17 Jun 2010 | Tools
Map your ideas and concepts in this mapping tool.
GOYA-A: Truss Analysis
27 Sep 2008 | Tools
Draw nodes and forces and analyze arbitrary trusses in this tool.
GOYA-C: Beam Analysis
Analyze a beam with the GOYA interactive tool
GOYA-N: Cantilever Beam Analysis
Analyze cantilever beam
GOYA-S: Simply Supported Beam Analysis
27 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mohammad Faizan Azam, Nees EOT
Analyze simple supported beam
GOYA-T: Introductory Truss Analysis
Analyze Trusses in this interactive tool