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UCLA Engineers Study Stability of Watts Towers
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18 Mar 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): NEES Media Communications, Marti LaChance
KTLA 5 TV | March 18, 2013 Web copy of KTLA TV news coverage. Quotes NEES engineer Bob Nigbor.
A Case Study of Earthquake Damage and Repair
11 Jan 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Nicholas Perez, Jake Moghtader, Justin Morris, NEES EOT
A Case Study of Earthquake Damage and Repair video: "An Earthquake History of Santa Barbara" Run time: 14 minutes, 10 seconds
Template questions for uploading Learning Objects into NEESacademy
09 Jan 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT, Pamela McClure
The contribution process is intended to be much like composing an e-mail: You'll start with writing the introduction and main content of your contribution and later attach files to it (video, PDFs, …
3D Data Viewer
27 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Barry Leibson, Jason P Thomas, Ben Steinberg, Adam Ryan
Provide 3D Views of experimental models
K-12 Seismic Design Competition
27 Sep 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 four …
West Point Bridge Designer
09 Aug 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Brian Rohler, Cheng Song, Ellen M. Rathje
The West Point Bridge Designer (WPBD) software provides users with tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria.
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)
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" …
Become an Engineer
07 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 to …
World Earthquake 2011: Visualization Map
02 Apr 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Developed by a researcher in Japan, this 9 minute visualization shows the locations, magnitude and depths of the 9323 earthquakes with magnitude greater than or equal to 4.5 from January 1, 2011 to …
23 Mar 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Keith T Adams, Pamela McClure, NEES EOT
This little earthquake detector can be made with $5 of electronics. Designed by Keith Adams.
Tsunami Awareness Video
10 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
It can be many miles long, from 1 to 100 feet high, traveling at 400 miles per hour. This ocean monster is known as a tsunami and it can wreak havoc on coastal populations and landscapes. A …
Earthquake Alarm Goes Off in School - WLFI News
08 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An earthquake alarm is a sound no student ever wants to hear. That's what students at Glen Acres Elementary school heard at …
Drill Prepares Hoosiers for Earthquake
07 Feb 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
CLICK THE "VIEW MEDIA" BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - People around Indiana and other states are using Tuesday to prepare for what to do if a big earthquake hit. It's called the …
Post-Disaster Structural Data Collection Following the 11 March 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami
01 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Olsen, Ian Robertson, Solomon Yim, kwok Cheung
The tsunami triggered by the 11 March 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Tohoku, Japan, created widespread structural damage in cities along the Japanese coastline. Careful documentation of flow depth …
Visualization of Seismic Ground Motion as Observed by Sensors at Garner Valley Monitoring Facility
22 Nov 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Amit Chourasia, Sandra Seale, Jamison Steidl
Seismic sensors installed at the surface, and at various depths within the different geological layers below, provide researchers with valuable information about how the near-surface geological …
Natural Frequency: Masses on Rods
09 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
The mass and stiffness of a building affect how much an earthquake damages the building. The natural frequency, related to mass and stiffness, is the frequency that the structure will shake at. Since …
What are Earthquakes?
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Plate tectonics is a theory that describes the movement of the Earth #39;s crust. The Earth #39;s outer shell consists of individual plates, which interact in various ways and thereby produce …
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When an earthquake occurs, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. This activity uses slinkys, toothpicks and marshmallows to explore two types of seismic waves (p-waves and s-waves) and …
Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 5
17 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT
This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce engineering as a viable career to 5th-8th graders and teach students how …