Shake Things Up!
25 Nov 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT
This activity will educate students about earthquakes and vibrations using a shake table and the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device. This experiment asks students to graph data for the...
NEES@RPI Sensor Videos
25 Nov 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Sensors are a critical component of physical modeling. They produce information that is used to quantify and understand physical phenomena. The centrifuge facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic...
Photogrammetry As A Non-Contact Measurement System In Large Scale Structural Testing
25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anahid Behrouzi, Daniel Kuchma
Photogrammetry is a non-contact measurement method that is being used in large scale structural experimentation to extract information about the overall geometry of the specimen as well as the XYZ...
Best Practices in Developing Education, Outreach and Training Videos to Communicate NEES Research Findings
25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, Aditya Bhagath
The purpose of this best practices document is to equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results obtained through NEES funding to produce high quality videos for the purpose of...
Response of a 2-Story Test-Bed Structure for the Seismic Evaluation of Nonstructural Systems
20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Manos Maragakis, Arash E. Zaghi, Esmaeel Rahmanishamsi, Ahmad Itani, Gokhan Pekcan
A full-scale, two-story, two-by-one bay, steel braced-frame was subjected to a number of unidirectional ground motions using three shake tables at the UNR-NEES site. The test-bed frame was...
SEISMIC RESPONSE OF NONSTRUCTURAL SYSTEMS IN NEES TIPS/NEES NONSTRUCTURAL/NIED COLLABORATIVE TESTS
20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Manos Maragakis, Keri L Ryan, Eiji Sato, Tomohiro Sasaki, Taichiro Okazaki, Lee Tedesco, Arash E. Zaghi, Gilberto Mosqueda, Dennis Alvarez
Nonstructural systems constitute a significant portion of the total property of typical buildings. Recent earthquakes have conclusively demonstrated that nonstructural damage results in...
DEVELOPMENT OF SHAKE TABLE MOTIONS FOR SIMULATION OF THE SEISMIC RESPONSE OF NONSTRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
20 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Manos Maragakis, Arash E. Zaghi, Siavash Soroushian, Ahmad Itani, Gokhan Pekcan
As part of the project entitled “NEESR-GC: Simulation of the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural System,” a series of system-level full-scale experiments of...
NUMERICAL SEISMIC FRAGILITY OF FIRE SPRINKLER PIPING SYSTEMS WITH THREADED JOINTS
02 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Manos Maragakis, Arash E. Zaghi, Alicia Echevarria, Yuan Tian, Andre Filiatrault
Abstract: Numerical modeling method was developed for fire sprinkler piping systems and used to generate seismic fragility parameters. The model accounts for inelastic response of threaded...
2014 QPR Q4 Appendix A
31 Oct 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Marti LaChance
Krypton Camera Volume Test Procedure and Results
28 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Michael Bletzinger
This paper detail the procedure to determine the volume of a Krypton camera. It also show the results of this procedure for a set of cameras that were at NEES@Illinois.
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...
Priority Index Database-Medellín (Colombia)
28 Oct 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Ana Acevedo, Faver Zora
82 reinforced concrete buildings from 30 schools of Medellín, Itagüí and Sabaneta (Colombia) were surveyed during the year 2013 by a group of civil engineer students and a...
2014 Quarter 4 Documents
27 Oct 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Robert Daniel Parker