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University of California, Los Angeles experiments


Current Site Status: NEES Research Activities

Experiments Summary


PhaseExperiments
Design3
Testing3
Complete5
Fabrication1
Instrumentation1

Experiment List


Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance Du

Status: Experimental Design
Planned for 2011-10-01 00:00 PST

This project includes the University of California, San Diego (lead institution), San Diego State University (subaward), and Howard University (subaward). It will utilize the NEES equipment sites at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and... [more]

Performance Testing of Full-Scale Bridge Abutments

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2010-12-31 00:00 PST

This Caltrans-funded extension of the past UCLA-Caltrans foundation testing program will perform load testing to failure of a full-scale bridge abutments. There will be two configurations: Experiment A) Straight abutment, 8' backfill; Experiment B)... [more]

Evaluation of Seismic Levee Deformation Potential by Destructive Cycli

Status: Experimental Design
Planned for 2010-10-01 00:00 PST

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levees are critical components of California's water distribution system. The Delta supplies fresh water to 22 million people in southern and central California as well as eastern portions of the San Francisco Bay are... [more]

Characterization of Dynamic Soil-Pile Interaction by Random Vibration

Status: Experimental Design
Planned for 2010-09-01 00:00 PST

This Payload project will be led by Iowa State University (ISU) and will utilize NEES equipment from the University of California, Los Angeles and the experimental field-test setup from the NEESR-SG project entitled "Understanding and Improving... [more]

Understanding and Improving the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations i

Status: Specimen Fabrication
Planned for 2010-09-01 00:00 PST

This project will utilize the NEES equipment sites at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Los Angeles. Pile foundations are an integral part of many civil engineering structures. The seismic behavior of pile foundati... [more]

Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Vulnerable Concrete Buildings

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2010-08-01 08:00 PST

One of the greatest overall seismic risks in the United States is the risk of collapse of older concrete buildings in a major urban earthquake, yet there are no solutions to how to address this in a cost-effective manner. Policy makers and building o... [more]

Field Testing of a Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Building in Turkey

Status: Specimen Instrumentation
Planned for 2010-07-19 00:00 PST

This project brings together the technical expertise and advanced testing capabilities of a group of researchers from U.S.A. and Turkey to provide unique data on behavior and performance of older reinforced concrete buildings. This type of constructi... [more]

Structural Health Monitoring of Tall and Important Buildings

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2010-01-01 00:00 PST

This research will provide critically needed field data to address fundamental issues associated with modeling of complex structural systems, including system interactions. These data cannot be generated in controlled laboratory experiments due to is... [more]

BYU NEESR - Phase 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-05-17 13:00 PST

Caltrans Wall Test

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-07-10 08:55 PST

Caltrans Pile Test Part 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-05-16 07:56 PST

Caltrans Pile Test - Demobilization

Status: Completed
Planned for 2005-12-15 08:00 PST

Demobilization of the Caltrans Pile test specimen and instrumentation.

Caltrans Pile Test

Status: Completed
Planned for 2005-12-06 08:00 PST

This project investigates the lateral performance of full-scale cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) shafts. Several shafts of varying diameter, head condition, and group configuration will be tested. The shaft instrumentation, installed externally and intern... [more]

Experience with Hybrid Simulation