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Make Your Own Earthquake Carts from NEES@Reno
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10 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Images of portable Make Your Own Earthquake carts from NEES@Reno. The jumping “platform” is a rubber mat with an accelerometer embedded in it. Everything stores very nicely in...
K-12 Seismic Design Competition
09 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kelly Doyle, NEES EOT
This activity introduces K-12 students to earthquake engineering concepts by allowing them to build structures and test them on an educational shake table. The competition is broken down into...
Groundbreaking Tests for 5-Story Building on Shake Table
20 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering | Summer 2012 Newsletter Structural engineers at the Jacobs School have just completed an unprecedented series of major earthquake simulation tests to gauge the...
UNR Doubles Size of Earthquake Testing Facility
18 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Civil Engineering Magazine | September 18, 2012 | Lynn R. Novelli A new earthquake simulation lab under construction at the University of Nevada, Reno will provide state of the art facilities...
Big Data and the Dawn of the Super Researcher
12 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Library of Congress | September 12, 2012 | Mike Ashenfelder In separate “big data” presentations at the Digital Preservation 2012 meeting, Myron Guttmann of the National...
MAST Lab Project Posters
28 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Rachel Gaulke, NEES EOT
Posters from the MAST lab at the University of Minnesota illustrating past and current research projects. Use these well-designed and useful posters as "best practices" examples...
Cold-Formed Steel Rebuilds Earthquake-Resistant Architecture
24 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Behind the Scenes | LiveScience | National Science Foundation | August 24, 2012
Academia and industry are collaborating in a new effort to engineer earthquake-ready buildings. The effort based...
Smart Materials Improve Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Design
17 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Behind the Scenes | LiveScience | California Institute of Technology | August 17, 2012
Bridges are a main component of the transportation infrastructure as we know it today. There are no less...
Shaking the Levees of the Sacramento Delta
16 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
NBC Bay Area News | August 16, 2012 | Joe Rosato Jr. Federal officials are in Stockton this week to discuss the seismic safety of the Sacramento-Delta levee system. In the meantime, we show you...
Dynamic Response of the SFSI Structure video
14 Aug 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl, NEES EOT
Dynamic Response of the SFSI Structure
Shaker Test at the Garner Valley Field Site
Animation of the Recorded Response
Time x 0.5
Displacements x 75,000
A uniaxial shaker is mounted...
Adaptive Reuse of Concrete Cladding Panels
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...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Mitigation of Collapse Risk of Older Concrete Buildings
01 Aug 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Jack Moehle, Sangjoon Park, Wael M. Hassan, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at NEES@Berkeley are part of a larger project titled "NEES-GC: Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Vulnerable Concrete Buildings" funded by the National Science...
Assessment to be used with "Become An Engineer" Lesson #4432
01 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure
This is an example of a brief exit survey/assessment that could be used after the Become An Engineer learning object (Learning object 4432)
University partners with Discovery Museum to create Seismic Challenge
26 Jul 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
National Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation joins challenge to provide K-12 students a creative introduction into engineering field An innovative challenge is promoting K-12 students'...
Grant to Fund Research on Earthquakes, Building Design
07 Jun 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Science Business | June 7, 2012 | Engineers at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and UC-Berkeley will study the impact of building construction practices,...
Assessment of Seismic Performance of Masonry-Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames webinar
22 May 2012 | Multimedia
Assessment of Seismic Performance of Masonry-Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames is the sixth in a series of Research to Practice Webinars co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering...
Build a Classroom Wave Tank
15 May 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Objective: Build a small classroom wave tank that can be used for demonstrating wave motion and engineering/technology lessons on tsunami preparedness. Materials List ($229.48) One 2'x4'x 1/2"...
NEES making a big impact with big data
11 May 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
TechPurdue | Purdue University | May 11, 2012
What does a dedicated vision, lots of hard work, a strong team and a million files of data equal? For Thomas Hacker, it equals...
Become an Engineer
09 May 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Build a structure to survive a wave. Waves can hurt or kill humans, as well as damage structures like houses, stores, and power plants. The goal of an engineer is to save lives and prevent damage...
Quake Test Could Prompt Ways to Shore up Hospitals
18 Apr 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Associated Press | April 18, 2012 What happens when a series of massive earthquakes hits a five-story medical facility with an intensive care unit, operating room and elevator?