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University of California, Berkeley experiments


Current Site Status: NEES Research Activities

Experiments Summary


PhaseExperiments
Testing2
Data Review1
Complete9
Instrumentation2

Experiment List


Experimental Determination of Performance of Drift-Sensitive Nonstructural Systems Under Seismic Loading

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2011-07-18 14:30 PST

This project investigates the damage events of nonstructural building components due to lateral story movement due to an earthquake. The project is led by Professor Kurt McMullin (San Jose State University). The project explores seismic damage to thr... [more]

Ductile Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Infill Panel System for Retrofitting

Status: Specimen Instrumentation
Planned for 2010-05-25 12:00 PST

This project is part of a larger project titled “NEESR-SG: Innovative Applications of Damage Tolerant Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Materials for New Earthquake-Resistant Structural Systems and Retrofit of Existing Structures” funded by the Natio... [more]

Seismic Performance of RC Corner Beam-Column Joints (Phase 4)

Status: Specimen Instrumentation
Planned for 2010-05-20 12:00 PST

Four full-scale reinforced concrete corner beam-column joints without transverse reinforcement are constructed with floor slabs between two orthogonal beams to assess the vulnerability of old existing reinforced concrete buildings. The specimens are... [more]

Seismic Performance of RC Corner Beam-Column Joints (Phase 3)

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-03-15 12:00 PST

Four full-scale reinforced concrete corner beam-column joints without transverse reinforcement are constructed with floor slabs between two orthogonal beams to assess the vulnerability of old existing reinforced concrete buildings. The specimens are... [more]

International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow Steel Braced Frames

Status: Active Testing
Planned for 2009-10-18 12:00 PST

These experimental research tests at Berkeley are part of the NEES small group project "International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow's Steel Braced Frames." The overall project team includes researchers from the US, Japan and Taiwan, as well... [more]

Seismic Response Of Column Base Connections - Flexural Limit States

Status: Completed
Planned for 2009-03-02 13:00 PST

This NEESR-SG project will run its AISC-NEES Phase 2 tests on a number of column base plate specimens. The research team is led by Professor Amit Kanvinde (UC Davis). The main objective of this phase of testing is to develop an improved understan... [more]

Live Load Bridge Column Testing

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-02-28 12:00 PST

Modern highway bridges in California designed according to the California Department of Transportation?s Seismic Design Criteria are expected to perform adequately during both frequent and extreme seismic events. Adequate performance implies ductile... [more]

Ultra-Low Cycle Fatigue - Phase 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-02-14 11:00 PST

Large Scale Tests & Micromechanics-Based Simulation of Ultra-Low Cycle Fatigue & Fracture in Steel Structures.

EEI01

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-05-14 10:00 PST

Hybrid simulation and shaking table tests of the "Friction Pendulum System".

Ultra Low Cycle Fatigue (ULCF) Phase 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-10-09 12:00 PST

Fracture and fatigue-induced failure in welded structural details is an important limitstate in earthquake resistant design. Six large scale experimental tests on column baseplates are being conducted in order to validate new fracture/fatigue models... [more]

Dynamic Passive Pressure on Full-Scale Pile Caps - Part 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-10-02 00:00 PST

NEES E-Defense - Bridge Columns

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-09-29 13:45 PST

A total of four columns will be tested, comparing bridge construction details commonlyused in Japan and the California.� Two of the columns are rectangular in cross-section,with transverse reinforcement provided by rectangular hoops and cross ties.... [more]

National Student Leadership Conference

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-07-20 15:00 PST

The National Student Leadership Confierence for Summer 2006 features an Engineering Track. Participating high school students will conduct experiments in Earthquake Engineering. The schedule is given below: Session 1: Mon 19 Jun 1300--1730, Thu... [more]

Ultra Low Cycle Fatigue (ULCF) - Phase 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2005-12-14 11:00 PST

During earthquakes structural elements such as bracing members undergo a phenomena called Ultra-Low Cycle Fatigue (ULCF), which is characterized by very few (<10-20) large strain cycles. Relatively little attention has been given to characterizin... [more]

Experience with Hybrid Simulation