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Pence, Heidi: Make Your Own Earthquake
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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...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Earthquake-proof K'nex Buildings
23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Students will be able to observe two ways engineers counter seismic accelerations on high-rise strucutres on order to make them safe. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Shake Table Assembly
The following is a material list, description and illustrative photos on how to construct an affordable shake table for earthquake simulation. The materials are all available at local hardware and...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Soil Liquefaction
Students will be able to observe soil liquefaction and its potential effects on adjacent structures and infrastructure. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the lesson that...
Creating a Shake Table for Classroom Use
13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
This video will demonstrate the assemby of a manual shake table that can be used with classroom projects. The shake table can be assembled using materials purchased at the local home improvement...
Make Your Own Earthquake: QCN Network Lab
14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
By Deborah Kane. This activity reviews the concept of acceleration and then introduces students to a sensor that records acceleration. The lab exercise leads the students through several...
Stability Functions for Members with Semirigid joint Connections
30 Mar 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ioan H Toader
The partial restraint of steel-frame members, which depends on the solution adopted for joint connections, affects the structural stiffness of these structures, and thus affects the overall...
Understanding and improving the seismic behavior of pile foundations in soft clays
04 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, Amirata Taghavi, Muralee Muraleetharan, NEES EOT
This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading sought to introduce engineering as a viable career to 8th graders as well as teach...
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...
Data Curation at the California Digital Library
09 Feb 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): John Kunze
A survey of the data curation activities within the University of California Curation Center, including Merritt, EZID, DataONE, WAS, DataCite, data management plans, an open-source Excel add-in,...
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...