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Best Practices in Developing Education, Outreach and Training Videos to Communicate NEES Research Findings
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25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, Aditya Bhagath
The purpose of this best practices document is to equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results obtained through NEES funding to produce high quality videos for the purpose of...
Correcting Sensor Metadata in the Project Warehouse
06 Jun 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Cheng Song
The presentation provides a quick guidance for editing and correcting sensor metadata after they are successfully uploaded to the Project Warehouse. Researchers are encouraged to consult the...
Documentation of an Experiment in the Project Warehouse
01 May 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Cheng Song
What documentation is required and which is optional? The presentation provides guidance how to upload documentation and how to indicate what genre is uploaded. It also touches on the issues of...
Data, Data, Data and How to Upload, Archive, and Describe Research Data
How to correctly upload and describe research data? What are the different types of data and how they shoudl be organized? The presentation focuses on data archiving in the Project Editor. It...
Drawings - How to Archive Setup, Instrumentation, and Speciman of an Experiment in the Project Editor
The presentation shows proper archiving of the setup, instrumentation, and specimen of an experiment in the Project Editor. While researchers are free to upload additional technical documentation...
Mini Wave-Flume Coastal Forest Kit
18 Mar 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jennifer L Irish, Robert Weiss, Adrian Santiago Tate, Nicholas Zinck, Leah Potts
This kit will introduce K-12 and undergraduate college students to tsunami flow and the effects that coastal vegetation has on this flow. Three sets of instructions are included to suggest...
Mini-flume design drawings (PDF version)
07 Feb 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
This learning object includes the 2-d PDF drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 3D (Solid works) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7471). Using these drawings a 16ft...
19 Jun 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
These plans are for an acrylic dollhouse that can be built for use on a shake table. Lessons can be used with this dollhouse and shake table to demonstrate concepts that are discussed within...
Building Frequency using K'NEX
19 Jun 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shawna Peterson, Jesse Hoye
The goal of this experiment is to give students insight into the behavior of two common earthquake-resisting systems for buildings, the moment frame and the brace frame, through introductory...
Ambassador Program at Howard University overview
11 Apr 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Indira Sirjue, Valencia Tayler, Samrakshak Lamichhane, NEES EOT
A power point presentation outlining the activities of the Ambassador Program at Howard University.
Wave absorbing-boundary method in seismic centrifuge simulation of vertical free-ﬁeld ground motion
26 Mar 2013 | Citations | Contributor(s): Mahdi Soudkhah, R.Y.S. Pak
An evaluation of the method of experimental seismic simulation of coupled horizontal and vertical free-field ground
motion by wave-absorbing boundary and centrifuge modeling is presented. By...
HYBRID TESTING IN NEESR PROJECTS
08 Jan 2013 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Xiaoyun Shao, Chelsea Anne Griffith
Hybrid testing, as an advanced seismic response simulation method, combines
experimental physical models with analytical numerical models; its versatility 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...
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...
Dynamic Properties of Sandy and Gravelly Soils
02 Nov 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Farn-Yuh Menq
A two-part study was undertaken to evaluate the dynamic properties of nonplastic sandy and gravelly soils. The first part involved the development of a large-scale, multi-mode, free-free...
Tsunami in a Bottle
16 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
This activity is one of several in a basic curriculum designed to increase student knowledge about earthquake science and preparedness. The activities can be done at any time in the weeks leading...
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...
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...
Introduction to seismic fitness
03 Jun 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Valentin Shustov
The term Seismic fitness stands for ability of buildings or civil engineering structures to perform their basic operational functions with seismic risk limited to acceptable level. Seismic fitness...