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  1. A Study of Shear and Torsion in Small Scale Bridge Piers - Introduction

    05 Oct 2010 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

    This video was created by the NEES Network at the University of Illinois. By studying the effects of shear and torsion this program hopes to reduce the damaging effects of earthquakes on residential and commercial buildings, thus lowering the risk of danger to human life. 

  2. Add Rappture to Your Software Development

    23 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Brian Rohler

    Find the information about rappture at the following link: https://nanohub.org/infrastructure/rappture/

  3. Automated Crack Mapping

    12 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Gautam Shankar, NEES EOT

    The purpose of this project is to give researchers a better tool to analyze crack damage data. For this project, we focused on images of cylindrical columns used in earthquake testing experiments. The first steps were to combine adjacent images and flatten them onto a 2-D plane. The image...

  4. Cascading Effects of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake to Structural Damages of Bridges

    30 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jianwei Song

    The March 11, 2011 Japan disaster represents a typical example of cascading events (main shock, tsunami and aftershocks) that may provide a rare opportunity to identify and develop important research agenda.In collaboration with research partners from Japan and Taiwan, and additional support...

  5. 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 experimental laboratories that collaborate and share resources in support of research to inform civil...

  6. Nevada's earthquake lab rocks and rolls with $4 million National Science Foundation project

    23 Apr 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): NEES Media Communications, Marti LaChance

    Columbus Republic | April 23, 2013Newspaper and online.Features NEES at University of Nevada Reno Grand Challenge testing. Story covers research on non-structural elements of buildings during earthquakes. See attached PDF.

  7. New Bridge Design Improves Earthquake Resistance, Reduces Damage And Speeds Construction

    01 Jul 2014 | Notes | Contributor(s): Marti LaChance

    ScienceNewsline | July 1, 2014 | Online magazine

  8. Researchers test LAX's Theme Building for quake stability

    06 May 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan

    The earth literally moved - albeit gently - for 10 minutes on Tuesday when scholars and engineers tested the durability of the iconic Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport, which is set to reopen next month.A portable shaking machine nicknamed "Mighty Mouse" was mounted on the...

  9. "Then the Earth Shook and Trembled..." The Washington National Cathedral in the Aftermath of Mineral

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): MATTHEW FARMER, CORTNEY FRIED

    "Then the Earth Shook and Trembled..." The Washington National Cathedral in the Aftermath of MineralAs a result of the Mineral, Virginia earthquake on August 23, 2011 and associated aftershocks, a number of historic masonry structures throughout the District of Columbia sustained varying degrees...

  10. 'Earthquake engineer's dream' installed at UNR

    21 Mar 2014 | Notes | Contributor(s): Marti LaChance

    Nevada Governor's Office of Econ Development | March 21, 2014 | Website (PDF)

  11. (Freshman) Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

    Designed for college freshman- this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted at the University of Illinois, and funded by the NEES Network - this video is a great example of the projects being undertaken at the...

  12. (K-12/Public) Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

    Designed for K-12 viewers, and also those in the general public - this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted at the University of Illinois, and funded by the NEES Network - this video is a great example of the...

  13. (Practitioners) A Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

     Designed for practitioners- this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted at the University of Illinois, and funded by the NEES Network - this video is a great example of the projects being undertaken at...

  14. (Researchers) Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

      Designed for researchers- this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted at the University of Illinois, and funded by the NEES Network - this video is a great example of the projects being undertaken at the...

  15. (Senior and Graduate) Study of Shear and Torsion

    05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT

      Designed for seniors and graduate students - this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted at the University of Illinois, and funded by the NEES Network - this video is a great example of the projects...

  16. 1 Failure Analysis of Anchor s in Shear under Simulated Seismic Loads

    29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): ZHIBIN LIN, Jian Zhao, Derek Petersen

    This paper presents a study of the failure analysis of anchors in shear in simulated seismic loads. Ductile failure is critical for anchor design in seismic applications to avoid brittle catastrophe while existing design codes and guidelines that usually accept steel failure as ductile failure...

  17. 110-Foot Concrete Bridge Withstands 8.0 Earthquake Simulation

    24 May 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan

    After a succession of eight separate earthquake simulations, a 110-foot long, 200-ton concrete bridge model at the University of Nevada, Reno withstood a powerful jolting, three times the acceleration of the disastrous 1994 magnitude 6.9 Northridge, Calif. earthquake, and survived in good condition.

  18. 11th Grade Introduction to NEES

    29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick

    This powerpoint presentation gives students an overview of what NEES is and the type of research that we do.

  19. 15 WCEE P1

    29 Jul 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Thien Tran, John Wallace

  20. 15 WCEE P2

    29 Jul 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kristijan Kolozvari, Thien Tran, Kutay Orakcal, John Wallace