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Effect of Earthquakes on Nonstructural Elements and Effects on Structural Bracing on the system
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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...
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.
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...
Fault Slip - Grades 4-5
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, NEES EOT
Students will learn data interpretation and about earthquakes through the use of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device and a gritted surface models fault slip. K-12 Earthquake Activity Teaching...
Mountains and Sedimentary Rock
29 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
Explore how moving continental plates can form mountains using a simple experiment with sand and flour. Why do mountains and some hills have layered rocks in them? Standards: National Science...
South America and Africa Puzzle
See how well South America and Africa fit together! I wonder why that is..... Do you think that the two continents were once next to each other? National Science Standards: K-4 Content...
Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 4
13 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...
Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 3
Understanding how Earthquakes Affect Built Environment
07 Oct 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT
This is a 5 part series designated for 5th - 8th grade students. This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading seeks to introduce...
Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 1
07 Oct 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, NEES EOT
Understanding How Earthquakes Affect the Built Environment: Day 2