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  1. Demonstration of Lateral-Torsional Coupling in Building Structures

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    The effect of lateral-torsional coupling in building structures due to non-coincident centers of mass and of rigidity will be demonstrated through a small scale one-storey, one bay by one bay...

    http://nees.org/resources/904

  2. Dynamic Behavior of Simple Soil-Structure Systems

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    The experiment involves constructing a "soil" column that supports one or more single degree of freedom (SDOF) structures.?The soil is modeled using several layers of foam rubber or soft rubber...

    http://nees.org/resources/911

  3. Earthquake Engineering Modules for K-12 Learning

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke, Kevin Z Truman

    This document documents a teaching module containing a series of lessons that are appropriate for educating K-12 students in fundamental engineering principles. The lessons have been developed...

    http://nees.org/resources/927

  4. Earthquake in the Classroom

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structure with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students will test how earthquake-proof...

    http://nees.org/resources/564

  5. Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Competition for Introductory Engineer Students

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    This project is intended for entry level engineering students at either the freshman or sophmore level. It is appropriate for all engineering majors and is intended as a potential recruitment tool...

    http://nees.org/resources/901

  6. Introduction to Dynamics of Structures

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    The purpose of this experiment is to introduce students to principles in structural dynamics through the use of an instructional shake table. Natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios...

    http://nees.org/resources/894

  7. K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake Engineering

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    To better understand the way in which civil engineering structures respond to severe earthquakes, students will investigate the seismic behavior of two types of buildings, those made from masonry...

    http://nees.org/resources/915

  8. K'NEX Earthquake Engineering Program for 4th & 6th Grade Students

    13 Dec 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison)

    The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and nees@berkeley, an equipment site of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at the University of...

    http://nees.org/resources/5363

  9. Leaning Tower of Pasta

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Using spaghetti and marshmallows, students experiment with different structures to determine which ones are able to handle the greatest amount of load. Their experiments help them to further...

    http://nees.org/resources/571

  10. Learning Modules for Shake Tables (UCIST)

    07 Sep 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    This collection of modules was produced as a result of the UCIST - NEES partnership.

    http://nees.org/resources/929

  11. MDOF Design of a Vibration Absorber

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    This is a teaching module from the UCIST - NEES partnership on structures for undergraduate students. This module uses tele-participation and tele-operation for students from remote locations to...

    http://nees.org/resources/934

  12. Newspaper Tower

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will be challenged to design and construct a tower out of newspaper. They will have limited supplies including newspaper, tape, and scissors since engineers are often restricted by...

    http://nees.org/resources/578

  13. Jan 16 2014

    Northridge 20: The 1994 Northridge Earthquake: Impacts, Outcomes, and Next Steps

    Registration is now open for Northridge 20, a symposium commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in southern California.Register Now:...

    http://nees.org/events/details/248

  14. SDOF Experiment on Frequency Response Functions

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    This is a teaching module from the UCIST - NEES partnership on structures for undergraduate students. This module uses tele-participation and tele-operation for students from remote locations to...

    http://nees.org/resources/930

  15. SDOF Freshman Earthquake Engineering Introduction

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    This is a teaching module from the UCIST - NEES partnership on structures for undergraduate students. This module uses tele-participation and tele-operation for students from remote locations to...

    http://nees.org/resources/932

  16. Shaking Table Demonstration of Dynamic Response of Base-Isolated Buildings

    13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke

    The objective of this experiment is to demonstrate the response of base-isolated buildings subjected to dynamic loading. A three-dimensional, one-story building frame will be designed and...

    http://nees.org/resources/917

  17. Single Story Analysis Module 1

    07 Sep 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, NEES EOT

    See the Learning Objectives Welcome The following challenge explores various issues and opportunities related to designing resilient structures to earthquake activity. You will be following a...

    http://nees.org/resources/885

  18. Stop the Stretching

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will learn about composite materials, tension as a force and how they act on structural components through the design and testing a strip of plastic chair webbing. Click here to view the...

    http://nees.org/resources/583

  19. Structures Learning Module : Challenge

    07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Challenge: A new restaurant is being built in Northridge California. The proposed one story structure has an estimated mass of 1000 tons (106 kg), a natural frequency of 5 Hz, and a damping...

    http://nees.org/resources/887

  20. Structures Learning Module : Generating Ideas/Thoughts

    07 Sep 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    Generating Ideas/Thoughts Write out your initial thoughts about each of these questions. This is an exercise to help you think about some of the big ideas you need to explore in a challenge like...

    http://nees.org/resources/888