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Bridge Performance in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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24 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ian Buckle, Eric V Monzon
About 200 highway bridges and numerous rail bridges were damaged during the March 11th earthquake by effects ranging from span unseating, ruptured bearings, and column shear failures, to...
Role of SNS and Virtual Organizations in the Crisis and Post Immediate Post-Catastrophe Response Process of the 3/11 Japan Disaster
14 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Tomoaki Watanabe
A poster for Feb 2012 workshop at NSF. Describes project outline, relevant background, and preliminary finding from the Japan team.
Tomoaki Watanabe, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Center...
Mobile Augmented Reality to Improve Rapid Damage Assessment in Disasters
14 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ian Lane
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...
Minimizing the Spread of False Rumors in Social Media during a Disaster
09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yasuaki Sakamoto
This project focuses on understanding information transmission during responses to natural disasters to develop new techniques that minimize the spread of false information in social...
RAPID: Geotechnical Engineering Reconnaissance of the M 9.0 Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011
09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ross W Boulanger
Poster for NSF RAPID workshop.
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...
2011 Japan Tsunami Current Measurements from Survivor Videos using LiDAR
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Hermann Fritz
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude Mw 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan’s Tohoku region causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. An example of the tsunami flow velocity...
DATA COLLECTION ON THE FIELD PERFORMANCE OF ADHESIVE ANCHORS
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Arturo Ernest Schultz
One of the hallmarks of the 2010/2011 Christchurch, NZ earthquakes was the extensive damage to masonry buildings, including retrofitted buildings. Reconnaissance revealed numerous failures...
Mapping Damage in Precast Concrete Buildings from the February 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Matthew Schoettler, Jose Restrepo, Robert bernard Fleischman, Robert Nigbor, David Deutsch
Under this RAPID award, perishable data was gathered on two precast concrete buildings damaged by the February 21, 2011 M6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. To achieve this, researchers...
J-RAPID: JST's urgent funding program for international collaborative researches that arise from unanticipated situations
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): TAKASHI OHAMA
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in cooperation with National Science Foundation (NSF) of USA called for proposals on immediate research needs that arise from the Great East Japan...
NEES@UCLA as a Resource for
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Robert Nigbor
NEES@UCLA provides equipment and personnel for the dynamic monitoring and testing of structures in the field. As we have done in previous earthquakes, we provided instrumentation, logistics,...
US-Japan Reinforced Concrete Buildings Research Collaboration
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): John Wallace, Mark Aschheim, Hitoshi Shiohara, Zeynep Tuna
Recent NSF RAPID Projects involving US-Japan collaboration related to reinforced concrete buildings are descibed. These projects include: (1) E-Defense Shaking Table Tests of RC Buildings...
Offshore impacts of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake: Seafloor deformation, sedimentation, erosion, tsunamigenesis
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Marie-Helene Cormier
Poster presented at the NSF-EERi workshop, Washington DC, February 9-10, 2012
NSF: RAPID: Collaborative Research: Using Lessons from the Disaster in Japan to Develop Communications for Emergency Situations
08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Arjan Durresi, Raj Jain
During disasters, the telecommunication infrastructure are usually
heavily damaged or overloaded, which leads to serious disruptions in
the warning and rescue operations. Similarly, part of the...
Flow Dynamics/Morphological Impacts of March 11 Tohoku Tsunami, Japan
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Victor R Baker
A Poster Concerning the Flow Dynamics/Morphological Impacts of March 11 Tohoku Tsunami, Japan. The Sanriku coastline of northeastern Honshu, Japan, consists of multiple embayments, or...
Time series sampling for radionuclide and biogeochemical fluxes at F1 time-series station, offshore Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power facility
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Makio Honda
The 2011 Tohoku earthquake off Japan resulted in a tsunami that severely damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (FNPP). Emergency cooling using seawater, in response to overheating of...
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...
US-Japan Collaborative Study on Seismic Damage of Buildings and their Mechanism formation of soft first storeys that formed as a result of buildings
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Hitoshi Shiohara
After 2012 East Japan Earthquake Disaster, failure of beam-column joint is identified by several field survey of buildings in collaboration with US partners, in Miyagi Prefecture. ...
US-Japan Collaborative Research on the March 11, 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami Inundation, and Initial Spread of Fukushima Radionuclides into the Pacific Ocean
07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Robert C Beardsley
A team of US and Japanese investigators has developed a high-resolution global-Japan coastal coupled WRF/FVCOM system to simulate the March 11, 2011 M9 earthquake, tsunami wave generation,...