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NEES-EPICS Advanced Manual Shake Table
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08 May 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
This low cost shake table provides an inexpensive, easy way to demonstrate simple harmonic waves. The shake tables use inexpensive components that can be purchase at a hardware supply store and...
Data, Data, Data and How to Upload, Archive, and Describe Research Data
01 May 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Cheng Song
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...
Quake Turns Ground to Liquid (Hacking the Planet episode)
30 Dec 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kenneth Stokoe, NEES EOT
Earthquake vibrations can turn soil into a liquid. This process is called liquefaction. This 1.5 minute video provides visual demonstrations of how liquefaction occurs using the large shaker...
Investigation of the effect of Transfer System Delay on Multi-degree of Freedom System Real-time Hybrid Simulation
03 May 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Amin Maghareh, Shirley Dyke
Real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) is a promising cyber-physical technique for the experimental evaluation of civil infrastructure systems subject to extreme dynamic loading. It allows for...
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.
NEEShub Databases, Quick access to concrete data
04 Apr 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): JoAnn Browning, Santiago Pujol, Rudi Eigenmann, Julio Ramirez
NEES researchers describe the benefits of using the NEEShub cyberinfrastructure for conducting earthquake engineering studies and in particular, studies related to the behavior of concrete. The...
NEES for Kids
04 Apr 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Kids testing K'Nex structures on the outdoor shake table at UC San Diego.
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...
NEES@Oregon State Wave Flumes: E-Week Poster
04 Feb 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt, NEES EOT
NEES@Oregon State Wave Flumes: E-Week Poster
Developed by Alicia Lyman-Holt
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...
ACI 369 Rectangular Column Database
22 Sep 2012 | Databases | Contributor(s): Wassim Ghannoum, Balaji Sivaramakrishnan, Santiago Pujol, Ann Christine Catlin, Sumudinie Fernando, Nabeel Yoosuf, Ying Wang
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) committee 369 (Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation) is in the process of updating provisions pertaining to reinforced concrete structures of the American...
Assessment to be used with "Become An Engineer" Lesson #4432
01 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure
This is an example of a brief exit survey/assessment that could be used after the Become An Engineer learning object (Learning object 4432)
Ambient and Forced Vibration Testing of a Reinforced Concrete Building Before and After its Seismic Retrofitting
30 Jul 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Serdar Soyoz, Ertugrul Taciroglu, Kutay Orakcal, Robert Nigbor, Derek A Skolnik, Hilmi Lus, Erdal Safak
Description of the tests and analysis of the data (paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering)
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...
Sugarcane Wastes as Pozzolanic Materials: Application of a Mathematical Model
06 Apr 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ernesto Villar-Cociña
This paper shows the importance of the calcining temperature on the activation of wastes from sugar cane industries and its use as pozzolanic material. Research on the reaction kinetics between...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...