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Capstone Experimentation in the NEES Grand Challenge Project on the Seismic Response of Nonstructural Systems
The capstone experimentation in the NEES Grand Challenge Project will begin in November 2012, using a two-story test bed frame with tunable dynamic properties mounted on multiple shake tables at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The testing, under the direction of Principal Investigator Professor Manos Maragakis, who is also the Dean of the College of Engineering at UNR, will subject full-scale partitions, suspended ceilings, and sprinkler piping layouts, to earthquake motions. The test bed construction at UNR has been completed and the construction of the nonstructural systems is in the final stages of completion. For more information, visit this site.