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Adaptive Reuse of Concrete Cladding Panels
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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...
RAPID: Impact of Debris Generated from the 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami
09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Clay Naito, Dan Cox, Ron Riggs
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan. The Tohoku Earthquake, as it is now known, was focused in the subduction zone plate boundary...
RAPID: The Tohoku Catastrophe: Volunteers and Non-Profit Organizations in Post-Kobe Japan
09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alex Greer
Following Quarantelli (2000, 2005), catastrophes are significantly different types of events from disasters, especially in their response and consequences. In fact, relatively few...
RAPID Christchurch: Data Collection on Performance of Wood Diaphragms
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Roberto Leon
The objective of this project is to collect data on the performance unreinforced masonry (URM) construction during the Feb. 22, 2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquake. Specifically, the...
ProvenRobots.com – Potential Solution for High Tech Disasters
03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mark Haley
o Analytical Software Inc. (President, Professor Mark Haley) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), added potential autonomous capabilities to the Packbot,key robot operating inside...
Forensic Analysis of Eccentrically Braced Fracture in the 22nd February, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake
31 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Amit Kanvinde
A detailed forensic analysis of field fractures of Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs) is presented. These fractures, which occurred during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand...
Pence, Heidi: Make Your Own Earthquake
30 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Heidi Pence
This poster describes the lesson plans that the students at UCSB have created to help provide more earthquake education. This is a rough draft of the poster, the conclusions to be made on this...
Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
The Integrity of Geosynthetic Elements of Waste Containment Barrier Systems Subject to Large Settlement and Seismic Loading
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mohamed G. Arab
The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for identifying when waste settlement or
seismic loading presents a threat to the integrity of geosynthetic elements of waste...
Assessment of Punching Shear Vulnerability of Slab-Column Connections with Shear Stud Reinforcement
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alex DaCosta, Eric Michael Matzke, Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, Carol Shield
Treatment of Greywater with Biofilters Packed with Shredded-tires and Membrane Bioreactors
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Meng Hu
With the increasing urgent water crisis, water reuse has been receiving more attention. Among several processes that can be used for greywater treatment, membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology...
Finite Element Approach for Interaction of Highly Nonlinear Acoustic Waves with Linear Elastic Media
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Devvrath Khatri
In this work, we developed a threedimensional
finite element model (FEM) to study the
interaction of highly nonlinear acoustic wave with
adjacent linear elastic media. We compare...
Nanomechanical material size effects using an in-situ, on chip test platform
10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Maarten P de Boer
Many micro- and nanoscale materials of interest (e.g., polycrystalline silicon, silicon carbide, carbon-based solids) are brittle.
Strength of brittle materials is not single valued, but is...
Stacked Rapid Sand Filters: An Economical Technology for Sustainable Development
06 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Adelman
Provision of safe drinking water represents one of the most significant global environmental and human health challenges. Filtration is an important component of water treatment systems, but it...
Understanding Fundamentals of Asphalt Concrete Materials using Discrete Element Models
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yu Liu
Asphalt concrete is highly used for building highway or runway pavements, whose performances are not only governed by its components’ properties, but also impacted by loading and...
Piezoelectric Nanoribbon Assemblies Printed onto Rubber for Highly Efficient, Flexible Energy Harvesting
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael C. McAlpine
The research objective of this proposal is the hierarchical assembly of highly efficient nanoengineered piezoelectric materials onto rubber and plastic to harvest biomechanical energy for...
Data Integration and Model Development to Mitigate Urban Flooding Hazards Linked to Sea Level Rise
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Brett F Sanders
Urban geospatial data affords a high-resolution (ca. 1 m) representation of terrain heights, land cover, and civil infrastructure that, when coupled with flood simulation algorithms,...
NEESR-CR: Topographic Effects in Strong Ground Motion: From Physical and Numerical Modeling to Design
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Dominic Assimaki
Topographic effects refer to the modification and amplification of seismic ground motion in the vicinity of topographic features such as hillsides, ridges, and canyons. This well-documented...
Antibacterial Silica Nanoparticles Impact on Water Quality: Experiments Involving MF254A, Ralstonia pickettii species, in Ultrapure Water (UPW)
02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Lisa Jones
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the public is being bombarded with ads for cleansers, soaps, toothbrushes, dishwashing detergents, and hand lotions, all containing...
Probabilistic study of cascading failures in complex interdependent lifeline systems
02 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Isaac David Hernandez-Fajardo
Urban distributed lifelines constitute the backbone of modern cities’ services. These systems depend on each other to serve large urban areas and growing population. Such conditions...