Characterizing Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Using Experimental Data From a Test Structure
09 Jul 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Emily Stinson
Most of what is currently known about soil-structure interaction (SSI) is based on theoretical models. Since SSI can lead to seismically unsafe designs, as demonstrated by the devastating damage...
The KiK-net database processed using an automated ground motion processing protocol
08 Jul 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Haitham M Dawood, Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Jeff Bayless, Christine Goulet, Eric Thompson
The Kiban-Kyoshin network database is an important resource for ground motion (GM) studies. The processing of these records is a necessary first step to enable their use in engineering...
Foundation and Ground Performance in Liquefaction Experiments
08 Jul 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Jacquelyn Allmond, Bruce Lloyd Kutter, Jonathan Bray, Connor Hayden
The consequences of seismically induced liquefaction have been intensely studied through case histories, numerical simulations, and many experiments involving shallow foundations on liquefiable...
Projects Suitable for SHM and Model Updating Research
25 Jun 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Wei Song, Luis Hernández, Ann Christine Catlin
Projects Suitable for SHM and Model Updating ResearchA large number of datasets have been accumulated from NSF-funded research projects. In an effort to fully utilize these available datasets to...
Transfer Effects of Challenge-based Lessons in an Undergraduate Dynamics Course
23 Jun 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Matthew D Lovell, Sean Brophy
Challenge-based instruction, a method of instruction where course content is framed around and driven by a complex problem or set of problems, requires learners to continually evaluate posed...
Large Research Center Education and Outreach: Lessons from 5 years of Distributed Collaborative Design, Development and Implementation
23 Jun 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, Thalia Anagnos
The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Summation (NEES) completes its tenth year of operation in September 2014. The NEES Center consists of a network of 14 large-scale...