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  1. 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.

  2. 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 coordinates axes of the test specimen.  This reference document serves to provide the step-by-step...

  3. 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 master student from the Universidad EAFIT. All of the analysed buildings are moment resisting frames with...

  4. 2014 Quarter 4 Documents

    27 Oct 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Robert Daniel Parker

  5. Hybrid Simulation: A Discussion of Current Assessment Measures

    23 Oct 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Richard Christenson, Shirley Dyke, Jian Zhang, Gilberto Mosqueda, Cheng chen, Naru Nakata, Patrick Laplace, Wei Song, Yunbyeong Chae, Gemez Marshall, Ge(Gaby) Ou, Cheng Song, CARLOS ANDRES RIASCOS

    This report documents the discussions of the Hybrid Simulation Task Force meeting held March 27-28, 2014, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the current state of assessment measures that may be implemented by users interested in evaluating...

  6. Performance-Based Design of Seismically Isolated Bridges

    17 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Eric L. Anderson

    The response of simple isolated bridge overcrossings to a variety of multi-dimensionalearthquake inputs was investigated by analysis and experiment. These studies wereundertaken as part of the Protective Systems Research Program at UC Berkeley sponsoredby the California Department of...

  7. The George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES): Reducing the impact of EQs and Tsunamis

    03 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Julio Ramirez

    The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is a network of 14 advanced laboratories (https://nees.org/sites-mainpage/laboratories) connected by a state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure that fosters collaboration in research and education (https://nees.org/). In...

  8. Prediction of pressure coefficients on roofs of low buildings using artificial neural networks

    26 Sep 2014 | Citations | Contributor(s): Y Chen, G.A Kopp, D Surry

    This paper describes an artificial neural network (ANN) approach for the prediction of mean and root-mean-square (rms) pressure coefficients on the gable roofs of low buildings. The ANN models, which employ a backpropagation training algorithm, are capable of generalizing the complex, nonlinear...

  9. Interpolation of pressure coefficients for low-rise buildings of different plan dimensions and roof slopes using artificial neural networks

    26 Sep 2014 | Citations | Contributor(s): X. Gavalda, J. Ferrer-Gener, Gregory A. Kopp, Francesc Giralt

    Database-assisted design (DAD) is emerging as an important tool to design buildings for wind effects. However, there is a need for robust interpolation methods for pressure coefficients to extend the range of conditions beyond those in the aerodynamic database from wind tunnel experiments. An...

  10. The UWO contribution to the NIST aerodynamic database for wind loads on low buildings: Part 3. Internal pressures

    02 Sep 2014 | Citations | Contributor(s): Jeong Hee Oh, Gregory A. Kopp, Diana R. Inculet

    Wind tunnel tests of generic low buildings have been conducted at the University of Western Ontario for contribution to the National Institute on Standards and Technology (NIST) aerodynamic database. Part 1 provided the archiving format and basic aerodynamic data. In Part 2, the data of external...

  11. The UWO contribution to the NIST aerodynamic database for wind loads on low buildings: Part 2. Comparison of data with wind load provisions

    02 Sep 2014 | Citations | Contributor(s): L.M. St. Pierre, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, T.C.E. Ho

    Wind tunnel test data on generic low buildings have been obtained at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) to contribute to the NIST aerodynamic database. In Part 1 the basic data and archiving format are presented. In the present paper, data from two models of different roof slope (1:12 and...

  12. The UWO contribution to the NIST aerodynamic database for wind loads on low buildings: Part 1. Archiving format and basic aerodynamic data

    02 Sep 2014 | Citations | Contributor(s): T.C.E. Ho, D. Surry, D. Morrish, G.A. Kopp

    Wind tunnel testing of generic low building models has been carried out at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in support of an initiative by Texas Tech University (TTU) and the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create an aerodynamic database for low...

  13. Manual Shake Table Assembly Instructions Video

    28 Aug 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT

    The manual shake table team focused on creating a shake table at the lowest possible cost yet still allowing for useful demonstrations for students. The purpose of this low cost design is to allow teachers or any other possible users of our design to easily obtain a classroom demonstration. The...

  14. Passive protective systems for ECC

    26 Aug 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Marti LaChance

    Researcher Claudia Marin-Artieda, August 2014

  15. Proceedings of 10th NEES/E-Defense Planning Meeting, December 2013

    18 Aug 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Marti LaChance

    Report of the Tenth Planning Meeting of NEES/E-Defense Collaborative Research on Earthquake EngineeringDisaster Prevention Research InstituteDecember 11-13, 2013Kyoto UniversityConvened byNEES Operation CenterandHyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center, NIED

  16. School Hazard Identification & Risk Management in Alaska

    11 Aug 2014 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Laura Kelly

    This presentation outlines Alaska’s progress in identifying seismic hazards in Alaska’s schools from the perspective of Laura Kelly who lived in Kodiak, Alaska for 14 years, works for the US Coast Guard of Base Kodiak, and serves on the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission. ...

  17. Ground Improvement Trials Canterbury: Next Steps

    08 Aug 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Earthquake Commission (EQC)

    Hugh Cowan, Director Research, Earthquake Commission, Tom O'Rourke, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Cornell University, Sjoerd van Ballegooy, Senior Geotechnical Engineering, Tonkin &Taylor, and Malcolm Jones, Project Manager of Housing New Zealand discuss how the results of the ground...

  18. Ground Improvement Trials Canterbury: Techniques

    08 Aug 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Earthquake Commission (EQC)

    Hugh Cowan, Director Research, Earthquake Commission, Tom O'Rourke, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Cornell University, and Sjoerd van Ballegooy, Senior Geotechnical Engineering, Tonkin &Taylor, discuss the techniques being tested for ground improvement in Christchurch: Rapid Impact...

  19. Ground Improvement Trials Canterbury: Overview

    08 Aug 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Earthquake Commission (EQC)

    Hugh Cowan, Director Research, Earthquake Commission, Tom O'Rourke, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Cornell University, and Sjoerd van Ballegooy, Senior Geotechnical Engineering, Tonkin &Taylor, discuss the liquefaction process and resulting damage to houses in Christchurch. They provide...

  20. Robust Integrated Actuator Control: Experimental Verification and Real Time Hybrid Simulation Implementation

    06 Aug 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gaby Ou, Ali Irmak Ozdagli, Shirley Dyke, Bin Wu

    In this paper we purpose a new actuator control algorithm achieves the design flexibility, robustness and tracking accuracy to give RTHS users the power to achieve highly accurate and robust actuator control. The Robust Integrated Actuator Control (RIAC) strategy integrates three...