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A Case Study of Earthquake Damage and Repair
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08 Jan 2013 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, Nicholas Perez, Justin Morris, Jake Moghtader
"A Case Study of Earthquake Damage and Repair" is a 14-minute video made by student summer interns at NEES@UCSB. It covers the destruction and rebuilding of downtown Santa Barbara in the...
Simulating Earthquakes by Combining Analytical Models with Physical Structures
07 Jan 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Civil engineers use complex analytical and numerical models to predict how bridges, buildings, and other structures will behave during earthquakes and to design earthquake-resistant structures....
Guidelines for Evaluation and Assessment of NEES EOT Learning Experiences
26 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
This paper provides guidelines for defining evaluation and assessment methods of the learning experiences used in the Education, Outreach and Training (EOT) efforts of the Network for Earthquake...
Engineering Ambassador Evaluation Instrument
16 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Thalia Anagnos, Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt, Claudia C Marin, NEES EOT
This survey aims to evaluate the impact of serving as an engineering ambassador on student development. Questions address gains in self efficacy; interest in pursuing undergraduate research and...
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...
K'NEX Earthquake Engineering Program for 4th & 6th Grade Students
13 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison)
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and nees@berkeley, an equipment site of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at the University of...
NEES tsunami expert says improved research tools helped predict impact of this week's Japan earthquake
12 Dec 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris, Phillip Fiorini
Phys.org - Phillilp Fiorini - December 11, 2012 | A leading tsunami researcher affiliated with the George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) says improved...
Joyner Memorial Lecture 2012: Building Near Faults
30 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Designing facilities very near active faults presents unique challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach. Sound engineering and earth science principles can be employed to address the...
Sesion de entrenamiento del NEEShub (en Español)
28 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT, Enrique Villalobos
Sesion de entrenamiento del NEEShub (en Espanol) / NEEShub training session (in Spanish)
NEEShub es una plataforma que promueve la investigacion, la colaboracion y la educacion en ingenieria...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Hybrid Testing of Squat RC Shear Walls
20 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Catherine Whyte, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at NEES@Berkeley are part of a larger project titled "NEESR-SG: Performance-based Design of Squat Reinforced Concrete Walls" funded by the National Science...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow's Braced Frame
20 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Stephen Alan Mahin, Jiun-Wei Lai, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at NEES@Berkeley are part of the NEES small group project "International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow's Braced Frame Systems," which includes researchers from...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Retrofit of Structural Systems with Innovative Materials
20 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Sarah Billington, Dimitrios Lignos, Daniel Moreno-Luna, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at NEES@Berkeley are part of a larger project titled "NEESR-SG: Innovative Applications of Damage Tolerant Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Materials for New...
Overview of NEES@Berkeley
20 Nov 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, NEES EOT
NEES@Berkeley is an equipment site of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). NEES@Berkeley specializes in modeling large-scale structural systems and...
Bay Area Students Build Seismic Resistant Structures to Withstand "The Big One"
18 Nov 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
SF Examiner | July 18, 2012 Four, three, two, one.... SHAKE!!!!! Students from Brookfield Elementary School in Oakland watched with great anticipation to see if the K'NEX structures they...
Effect of Earthquakes on Nonstructural Elements and Effects on Structural Bracing on the system
07 Nov 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
This learning module was developed at the University of Minnesota. It contains background information from FEMA on how to identify vulnerable nonstructural elements that are likely to cause injury...
NEES expert questions decision to convict scientists in wake of deadly earthquake in Italy
31 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Purdue Unviersity | October 29, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The director of a national earthquake research center based at Purdue University says Italian authorities are setting a dangerous...
UCSB Education, Engineering, and Physics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Fund Teacher Credential Candidates in the Physical Sciences
October 31, 2012 | Office of Public Affairs, UC Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– With class enrollments increasing from kindergarten through 12th grade, California is estimated to need...
NEES Project Warehouse EERI Handout
29 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
The attached is a handout created for the EERI Conference covering the features of the Project Warehouse located on the NEEShub.
SAP2000 Educational Version
14 Jun 2011 | Tools
Structural analysis and design software
NEEShub Training Video (in Chinese, 75 minutes)
22 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Ge(Gaby) Ou, NEES EOT
This video documents a presentation given (in Chinese) on NEEShub cyberinfrastructure functionalities. The NEEShub is intended to be a platform for research, collaboration, and education for the...