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  1. Analytical modeling of rectangular SC wall panels

    04 Dec 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siamak Epackachi, Andrew Whittaker, Yin-Nan Huang

  2. Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Chris Hart

    20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker

    Christopher Hart is a PhD graduate of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering program. During his studies he conducted 5 major large scale tests at the NEES@Illinois facility. In this video...

  3. Instructional Guide to Krypton Alignment

    28 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Andrew William Mock

    Experimental testing at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation facility at Illinois requires aligning the six degree-of-freedom movements of the loading unit to the desired coordinates...

  4. Seismic Response of Structural Walls with Geometric and Reinforcement Discontinuities

    29 Jul 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Enrique Villalobos

    Villalobos Fernandez, Enrique J., Ph.D., Purdue University, August 2014. Seismic Response of Structural Walls with Reinforcement and Geometric Discontinuities. Major Professor: Santiago...

  5. Unreinforced Concrete Strut Database

    21 May 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Lucas Laughery, Santiago Pujol

    This database contains the results from tests of unreinforced concrete elements loaded in uniaxial compression. The data are organized to facilitate comparison of the strengths of prismatic and...

  6. Earthquake Simulator Video Archive

    20 May 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Mete A Sozen, Arturo Ernest Schultz, John Bonacci, Marc Eberhard, Chungwook Sim, Sudheera R. Fernando, Santiago Pujol, Ann Christine Catlin, Enrique Villalobos, Ying Wang

    This film database provides links to a number of videos related to dynamic tests conducted at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the 80s. Detailed descriptions of test setups, specimen...


    11 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): James T Enright

    Current code based design of steel plate shear wall (SPSW) systems does not take into account the lateral force resistance provided by the moment resisting frame which bounds the web-plate. The...

  8. Benchmark Problem for Response Control of Wind-Excited Tall Buildings

    03 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anil Kumar Agrawal, Bijan Samali

    This paper presents an overview and problem definition of a benchmark problem for the response control of wind-excited tall buildings. The building considered is a 76-story 306 m concrete office...

  9. nees@berkeley project highlight: Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames

    06 Feb 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Barbara Simpson, Stephen Alan Mahin, NEES EOT

    These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part of a project titled "Collaborative Developments for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames," funded by the...

  10. Experimental Testing of Precast Concrete Cladding for Building Facade Systems

    10 Jan 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kurt McMullin, Eugenia Tai, Tu-An Ma

    Since 1998, San Jose State University has conducted research into the seismic behavior of building facade systems, particularly the precast concrete cladding systems also known as architectural...

  11. NEES@Berkeley project highlight: NEESR-II: Toward Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames

    01 Oct 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Stephen Labounty, Peter Dusicka, Arlindo Lopes, NEES EOT

    These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Toward Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames" funded by the National Science Foundation under award...

  12. NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Hybrid Simulation of Multi-Story Structural Systems Through Collapse

    01 Oct 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Stephen Labounty, Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Eduardo Miranda, Carlos Gordo Monso, NEES EOT

    These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Hybrid Simulation of Multi Story Structural Systems Through Collapse" funded by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for...

  13. In Structural Design, Less is More

    30 Aug 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aurie Swartz, NEES Media Communications

    LiveScience | August 30, 2013 | Online | Features article written by Kara Peterman, a PhD candidate at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory at the NEES@Buffalo site,...

  14. Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems: Coupled Wall Test Program Summary Document

    29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Laura Nicole Lowes, Dawn Lehman, Jake Turgeon, Anna C Birely, Daniel Kuchma, Christopher R Hart, Ken Marley

    This document provides a summary of the coupled wall specimen tested as a part of the project Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems. The project was funded through the NSF-NEESR...

  15. Experimental Shake Table Testing of an Adaptive Passive Negative Stiffness Device within a Highway Bridge Model

    29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Navid Attary, Michael Symans, Satish Nagarajaiah, Andrei M Reinhorn, Michael Constantinou, Apostolos Aristotelis Sarlis, Dharma Theja Reddy Pasala, Douglas Taylor

    Implementation of a mechanical Negative Stiffness Device (NSD) within a reduced-scale highway bridge model and its performance under seismic loading conditions is evaluated via shaking table...

  16. Acrylic Dollhouse

    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...

  17. Dynamic Collapse of Reinforced Concrete Columns

    08 May 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Chiun-lin Wu, Yuan-Sen Yang

    The goal of this project was to study the dynamic collapse mechanism of a low ductility reinforced concrete frame. It completed several RC frame collapse experiments using shake table at NCREE,...

  18. 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...

  19. NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Seismic Performance of Column Splices

    27 Mar 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Amit Kanvinde, Sean Michael Shaw, NEES EOT

    These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Seismic Performance of Column Splices" funded by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Science...

  20. Expert: Japan a leader in disaster preparation and risk reduction; earthquake threat should not rule out Tokyo for 2020 Olympics

    14 Jan 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): NEES Media Communications, Marti LaChance

    Press Zoom | Jan. 14, 2013 (PressZoom) - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Wire story Quote earthquake engineering expert and NEES Director, Julio Ramirez.