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  1. IMPROVING STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL CODE DESIGN METHODOLOGY

    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 steel …

    http://nees.org/resources/7517

  2. 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 …

    http://nees.org/resources/7700

  3. Wind Tunnel Tests for Wind-Excited Benchmark Building

    03 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Bijan Samali

    This paper presents an overview of the wind tunnel studies conducted at the boundary layer wind tunnel facility at the University of Sydney to determine across-wind forces acting on the 76-story 306 …

    http://nees.org/resources/7698

  4. Social, not physical, infrastructure: the critical role of civil society after the 1923 Tokyo earthquake

    02 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel P Aldrich

    Despite the tremendous destruction wrought by catastrophes, social science holds few quantitative assessments of explanations for the rate of recovery. This article illuminates four …

    http://nees.org/resources/7685

  5. Strong Civil Society as a Double-Edged Sword: Siting Trailers in Post-Katrina New Orleans

    02 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel P Aldrich, Kevin Crook

    To meet the dire need for housing created by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans and the staff of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked …

    http://nees.org/resources/7683