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  1. Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls based on the Japanese Domestic Research Efforts

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Susumu Kono, Yasushi Sanada, Masanobu Sakashita, Minehiro Nishiyama, Toshikatsu Ichinose, Susumu Takahashi, Masanori Tani, Hiroshi Fukuyama, Toshimi Kabeyasawa

    Displacement Based Design Criteria for Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls based on the Japanese Domestic Research EffortsThe ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism (MLIT, or so called the ministry of construction) in Japan has been promoting multiple nationwide research...

  2. Performance of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls under Significant Lateral Loads

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Travis Welt, Ahraaz Qureishi, James LaFave, Dawn Lehman, Steven McCabe

    Assessment of the Performance of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls under Significant Lateral LoadsTravis WeltRecent earthquakes in Chile and New Zealand provide significant opportunity for real-world evaluation of seismic performance of modern reinforced concrete structural walls. Observations...

  3. Proposed new approach for the seismic evaluation testing of suspended ceiling systems

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Amir Gilani, Shakhzod Takhirov, Lee Tedesco

    Proposed new approach for the seismic evaluation testing of suspended ceiling systemsAmir Gilani, Shakhzod Takhirov, Lee TedescoIn the past decade a significant number of shake table tests of suspended ceilings have been conducted in the United States. The data collected has been used to...

  4. Seismic testing of non-structural components and assessment of the prescribed response spectrum

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Amir Gilani, Shakhzod Takhirov, Lee Tedesco

    Seismic testing of non-structural components and assessment of the prescribed response spectrumThe current US building code specifies seismic certification by means of shake table tests of nonstructural components. A brief review of current status of non-structural testing in the United States...

  5. Fragility functions and seismic performance of Peruvian thin RC wall buildings

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Luis Quiroz Torres, Yoshihisa Maruyama

    Development of fragility functions of Peruvian confined masonry buildingsLuis Quiroz Torres, Yoshihisa MaruyamaOne of the most used construction systems for dwellings in Latin America is confined masonry (CM). The advantage of this system is its low cost compared with other structural systems...

  6. Seismic Behavior of Shallow-Foundation Long-Period Structures in Liquefiable Soils

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ihsan Engin Bal, Eleni Smyrou, Panagiota Tasiopoulou, George Gazetas

    Seismic Behavior of Shallow-Foundation Long-Period Structures in Liquefiable SoilsStructures in liquefiable soils are often constructed on deep foundations so that they remain unaffected in case the underlying layer(s) do liquefy. However, this practice is not followed in the case of low-rise...

  7. Nonlinear Structural Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Suffering Damage from Earthquake and Subsequent Tsunami

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Panon Latcharote

    Structural Analysis of Buildings Suffering Damage from Earthquake and TsunamiEarthquake and tsunami simulations are advanced computer technologies for predicting and visualizing structural damage in earthquake scenarios. In earthquake and tsunami simulations, all buildings in a sample area can...

  8. Seismic collapse prevention system

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Johnn Judd, Finley Charney

    Seismic collapse prevention systemThere has been a tremendous amount of research over the last two decades on “performance based design” concepts in earthquake engineering. Such an approach attempts to establish good performance at multiple limit states, ranging from serviceability to collapse....

  9. Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling of RC Frame-Masonry Wall Interaction under Cyclic Loadings

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Rabab Al Louzi, Ayhan Irfanoglu, Ghadir Haikal

    Modeling Reinforced Concrete Structural Frame-Infill Wall Interaction during EarthquakesRabab Al Louzi, Ayhan Irfanoglu, Ghadir HaikalField data gathered from reinforced concrete (RC) buildings after destructive earthquakes (e.g. 2003 Bingol and 2010 Haiti earthquakes) indicate that dynamic...

  10. Equivalent Structural Damping of Drift-Sensitive Nonstructural Building Components

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): David Welch, Timothy Sullivan, Andre Filiatrault

    Equivalent Structural Damping of Drift-Sensitive Nonstructural Building ComponentsThe consideration of nonstructural damage in seismic engineering has increased over recent decades as a direct result of two observations: the first being that modern seismic design provisions have made great...

  11. Intermediate-story Collapse Test of Reinforced Concrete Buildings by Substructure Pseudo-dynamic Method

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Takaya Nakamura, Manabu Yoshimura

    Intermediate-story Collapse Test of R/C Buildings by Substructure Pseudo-dynamic MethodDuring the 1995 Kobe earthquake, a number of Reinforced Concrete (R/C) buildings with around ten stories suffered intermediate-story collapse. The special feature of an intermediate-story collapse is the...

  12. The Capacity Spectrum Method: Evaluation Against The Measured Response of a Nine-Story Structure

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ying Wang, Santiago Pujol

    The Capacity Spectrum Method: Evaluation Against The Measured Response of a Nine-Story StructureThe Capacity Spectrum Method (CSM) is widely used worldwide for many purposes including but not limited to rapid estimating the behavior of the structure in a given earthquake. Engineering judgments...

  13. Estimating the Peak Inelastic Displacement of Steel SMRF Deteriorating Structures Subjected to Series of Strong Ground Motions

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Pedram Khajehhesameddin, Ayhan Irfanoglu, Thomas Hacker

    Estimating the Peak Inelastic Displacement of Steel SMRF Deteriorating Structures Subjected to Series of Strong Ground MotionsNearly identical peak inelastic displacements were observed by Cecen (1979) in a pair of identical reinforced concrete (RC) structures subjected to two different series...

  14. Non-Linear FEM Analysis for CES shear walls

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Suguru suzuki, Kuramoto Hiroshi, Tomoya Matsui

    Non-Linear FEM Analysis for CES shear wallsSuguru suzuki, Kuramoto Hiroshi, Tomoya MatsuiThe Steel reinforced concrete (SRC) structures are typical composite structural systems consisting of steel and reinforced concrete (RC), which have an excellent earthquake resistance and deformability....

  15. Effect of Spandrel and Hanging Walls on Flexural Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Wing Walls

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Toshikazu Kabeyasawa, Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Shuji Kato, Youji Hosokawa

    Effect of Spandrel and Hanging Walls on Flexural Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Wing WallsToshikazu Kabeyasawa, Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Shuji Kato, Youji HosokawaStructural tests and analyses were conducted in recent studies to evaluate the strengths and deformation capacity of...

  16. Effects of Bi-directional Lateral Loadings on Strength and Deformability of Reinforced Concrete Walls with/without Boundary Columns

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Shuji Kato, Mitsuharu Sato, Youji Hosokawa, Hiroshi Fukuyama, Toshikazu Kabeyasawa, Masanori Tani, Yousok Kim

    Effects of Bi-directional Lateral Loadings on Strength and Deformability of Reinforced Concrete Walls with/without Boundary ColumnsToshimi Kabeyasawa, Shuji Kato, Mitsuharu Sato, Youji Hosokawa, Hiroshi FukuyamaStructural tests and analyses were conducted to evaluate the effects of...

  17. Evaluating system-level collapse resistance of non-ductile RC frame structures

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mehrdad Sasani, Justin Murray

    Evaluating system-level collapse resistance of non-ductile RC frame structuresShear-axial failure of older non-ductile reinforced concrete (RC) columns is a serious risk in high seismic areas. The acceptance criteria in current seismic rehabilitation provisions are primarily defined at the...

  18. The intelligent methods of SHM systems applied for real structures&[Prime]

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jun Teng, Wei Lu

    The intelligent methods of SHM systems applied for real structuresAs the development on structural health monitoring systems and the applications on real structures, the intelligent structural health monitoring methods has been becoming the significant research contents. The intelligent...

  19. Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Steel Pipe Support Structures

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yasser Salem, Ahmed Nasr

    Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Steel Pipe Support StructuresYasser SalemThe seismic performance of steel pipe support structure was evaluated. Nonlinear incremental dynamic analysis of model structures with various stories and plan configurations were conducted. The analysis accounts for...

  20. Evaluating response modification factors of Open-frames Steel Platforms

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yasser Salem, Ahmed Nasr

    Evaluating response modification factors of Open-frames Steel PlatformsYasser SalemThis study attempt to evaluate over strength, ductility and response modification factors of open-frames steel platforms that are commonly found in industrial and manufacture facilities. Static pushover analyses...