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  1. Steel Strain Gauging Refresher

    09 Feb 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nathan Braker

    Nathan Braker explains how to attach steel strain gages to rebar.

  2. Best Practices for Making Educational Videos

    20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Aditya Bhagath, Gregory Pluta, Weslee Walton

    This best practices video is intended to aid and equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results to produce high quality videos for the purpose of education, outreach and training. This document was developed throughout several testing programs taking place at the Illinois NEES...

  3. Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Chris Hart

    20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker

    Christopher Hart is a PhD graduate of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering program. During his studies he conducted 5 major large scale tests at the NEES@Illinois facility. In this video he passes on his experience to the next generation of graduate students.

  4. Tutorial: OpenSees and Building Tcl Files

    24 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Silvia Mazzoni

    This video explains how to use BuildingTclViewer program, particularly, focusing on material and section input for OpenSees.

  5. Best Practices for Making Educational Videos

    19 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Dan Kuchma, Gregory Pluta, Aditya Bhagath, Thomas Frankie

    This best practices video is intended to aid and equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results to produce high quality videos for the purpose of education, outreach and training. This document was developed throughout several testing programs taking place at the Illinois NEES...

  6. Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Christopher Hart

    19 Dec 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker

    Christopher Hart is a PhD graduate of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering program. During his studies he conducted 5 major large scale tests at the NEES@Illinois facility. In this video he passes on his experience to the next generation of graduate students.

  7. CU/NEES 5 Week Outreach Program

    19 Dec 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alisha Welch, Kent Polkinghorne

    NEES@ University of Colorado Outreach Program The Education, Outreach and Training Department within NEES has many objectives. The goal of this document is to find out how EOT program can be improved to meet and exceed these expectations. Though all of the NEES sites are different we can all aim...

  8. Shake Things Up!

    25 Nov 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sandra Seale, Joe Paul Trudeau, Hanna Vincent, NEES EOT

    This activity will educate students about earthquakes and vibrations using a shake table and the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) device. This experiment asks students to graph data for the interpretation and study of earthquakes. Shake tables are useful tools for testing structures. By simulating...

  9. Photogrammetry As A Non-Contact Measurement System In Large Scale Structural Testing

    25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anahid Behrouzi, Daniel Kuchma

    Photogrammetry is a non-contact measurement method that is being used in large scale structural experimentation to extract information about the overall geometry of the specimen as well as the XYZ motion of select points on the structure during testing. This is possible through the use of...

  10. Best Practices in Developing Education, Outreach and Training Videos to Communicate NEES Research Findings

    25 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Daniel Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, Aditya Bhagath

    The purpose of this best practices document is to equip the reader to leverage advanced research work and results obtained through NEES funding to produce high quality videos for the purpose of education, outreach and training. This document was developed throughout several testing programs...

  11. Attaching Strain Gauges to Steel

    13 Nov 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nathan Braker, Weslee Walton

    Nathan Braker explains how to attach steel strain gages to rebar. This version is a short check list of the procedure.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. BNCS Educational Videos

    15 Jul 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Serge S Chakmakjian, Lelli Van Den Einde, Tara Hutchinson

    A landmark full-scale test of a five-story reinforced concrete building was conducted on the NEES@UCSD shake table. The building was completely furnished with nonstructural components and systems. The knowledge gained from extensive data and video collected during construction, fabrication and...

  15. NEES-EPICS Advanced Manual Shake Table

    08 May 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy

    This low cost shake table provides an inexpensive, easy way to demonstrate simple harmonic waves. The shake tables use inexpensive components that can be purchase at a hardware supply store and assembled using basic tools in a few hours. This table is an upgrade from the previous model created...

  16. UCSD Seismic Outreach

    11 Apr 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Lelli Van Den Einde

    UCSD Seismic Outreach is an annual program that is tailored for 6th graders providing the students and teachers with an opportunity to learn about earthquake science and engineering. The proposed activities focus on broadening participation by extending the program to include a greater number of...

  17. NEES Instructional Shake Table

    13 Mar 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy

    The NEES Instructional Shake Table (IST) can engage learners in engineering and scientific thinking associate with earthquakes and other dynamic conditions. The IST provides a low frequency force input to a physical model mounted to its platform. The ITS can be used to provide repeatable tests...

  18. City Block Project Videos

    03 Mar 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Project PI, Professor Jonathan Bray

    Award# 0830331, NEESR-SG: Seismic Performance Assessment in Dense Urban Environments (nicknamed the City Block Project), videos on the project's research, investigators, and findings. Parts 1-5 highlight a different topic, and there is also a 4-minute condensed version that does a quick overview...

  19. Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge

    07 Feb 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt

    The Mini-Wave Flume Structure Challenge is an activity designed for public events but can also be used with smaller groups of people. It requires a Mini-Wave Flume as described by www.nees.org/resources/7471 and www.nees.org/resources/7458. The activity is designed to draw children and families...

  20. Mini-flume design drawings (CAD version)

    07 Feb 2014 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt

    This learning object includes the 3D Solidworks drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 2D (PDF) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7458). Using these drawings a 16ft by18 inch by 6 inch flume and accompanying wave maker and beach can be constructed. The mini-flume is...