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  1. A Model for Predicting Panel Zone Deformation Capacity in Rehabilitated Steel Moment Connections

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Chia-Ming Uang, Dong-Won Kim, Colin Blaney

    A Model for Predicting Panel Zone Deformation Capacity in Rehabilitated Steel Moment Connections Rehabilitation of pre-Northridge steel moment connections to avoid brittle fracture in the beam...

    https://nees.org/resources/12333

  2. A modified Runge-Kutta Integration method for computational delay in Real time hybrid simulation

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ge Ou, Shirley Dyke, Arun Prakash

    Performance Evaluation of Real Time Hybrid Simulation Using Force Control and Displacement Control As an alternative approach to traditional shake table test, Hybrid Simulation (HS) is...

    https://nees.org/resources/11971

  3. A New Look at Strain Limits and Plastic Hinge Lengths for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mervyn Kowalsky, James Nau, Chad Goodnight

    A New Look at Strain Limits and Plastic Hinge Lengths for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns as Impacted by Loading History This paper discusses a research program supported by the Alaska...

    https://nees.org/resources/11141

  4. A New Method of Shaking Table Test Overcoming the Law of Similarity on Reduced Steel Frame

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yuko Shimada, Satoshi Yamada

    A New Method of Shaking Table Test Overcoming the Law of Similarity on Reduced Steel Frame It is important to grasp collapse behaviors of buildings in order to evaluate seismic safety of...

    https://nees.org/resources/11421

  5. A new nonlinear system for three-dimensional isolation of vibrations in structures and equipment

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): José Luis Almazán

    A new nonlinear system for three-dimensional isolation of vibrations in structures and equipment All equipment or structure is permanently subjected to vibrations from their environment. This...

    https://nees.org/resources/12139

  6. A new shear strength design formula for confined masonry walls: proposal for the Mexican code

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): J J Perez-Gavilan, Leonardo Flores, Antonio Manzano

    A new shear strength design formula for confined masonry walls: proposal for the Mexican code Based on new experimental evidence a new formula to estimate the cracking due to tension shear...

    https://nees.org/resources/12113

  7. A Novel Variable Friction Device for Natural Hazard Mitigation

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Simon Laflamme, Austin Downey, Liang Cao, James Ricles, Douglas Taylor

    Novel Variable Friction Device for Natural Hazard Mitigation Implementation of high performance damping devices can increase cost-effectiveness of structural systems for mitigation of natural...

    https://nees.org/resources/11351

  8. A one-step Newmark model for probabilistic analysis of seismic slope displacements

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gang Wang, Wenqi Du

    A fully probabilistic framework for spatially distributed slope systems using vector intensity measures Earthquake-induced slope displacement is an important parameter for safety evaluation and...

    https://nees.org/resources/12435

  9. A Parametric Study on Earthquake Behaviour of Masonry Minarets

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Eser Cakti, Ozden Saygili, Carlos Oliveira, Jose Lemos

    A Parametric Study on Earthquake Behaviour of Masonry Minarets Minarets are important elements of mosques that constitute the essence of İslamic art. They are tall and slender structures. Old...

    https://nees.org/resources/12599

  10. A REMARKABLE METHOD TO STOP THE DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENTS OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ion Vlad

    A REMARKABLE METHOD TO STOP THE DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENTS OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS As the general awareness of the earthquake risk increases and the standards of protection for new buildings become...

    https://nees.org/resources/12251

  11. A Rocking Spine for Enhanced Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings with Infills

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Henry Burton, Gregory Deierlein

    A Rocking Spine for Enhanced Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings with Masonry Infills: Concept Development and Design Guidelines This research aims to develop a novel...

    https://nees.org/resources/12321

  12. A SIMPLE LINEAR RESPONSE HISTORY ANALYSIS PROCEDURE FOR BUILDING CODES

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kevin Aswegan, Finley Charney

    A SIMPLE LINEAR RESPONSE HISTORY ANALYSIS PROCEDURE FOR BUILDING CODES This paper describes a Linear Response History (LRH) analysis procedure that is intended as an alternate to the Linear Modal...

    https://nees.org/resources/12319

  13. A Simplified Approach to Quantify Damage Contribution of Individual Events in Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Can Simsir, Behnam Arya, Anurag Jain

    A Simplified Approach to Quantify Damage Contribution of Individual Events in Canterbury Earthquake Sequence This paper presents an approach to quantify the individual contribution of four major...

    https://nees.org/resources/12171

  14. A SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR THE ESTIMATION OF THE SEISMIC RESISTANCE OF RC FRAMES WITH WEAK INFILL PANELS

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Austin Reese, Andreas Stavridis

    A Simplified Analytical Tool for Infilled RC Frames Subjected to Seismic Loading Reinforced concrete (RC) frames with masonry infill panels are widely used in areas with high seismic activity...

    https://nees.org/resources/12183

  15. A strategy of fracture path/earthquake prediction by using modified data assimilation technology

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Hao Chen, Lalith Wijerathne, Muneo Hori

    A strategy of fracture path/earthquake prediction by using modified data assimilation technology Taking advantage of the progress of computer hardware and software and the improvement of...

    https://nees.org/resources/12595

  16. A Structural Health Monitoring System for a Damaged Classroom Building Displayed in the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jer-Fu Wang, Chi-Chang Lin

    A Structural Health Monitoring System for a Damaged Classroom Building Displayed in the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan This study develops a structural health monitoring (SHM) system for...

    https://nees.org/resources/11853

  17. A Study on Seismic Capacity of Overhead Transportation Systems in A High-tech Fab

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): George Yao, Jyh-Chau Wang, Wei-Jen Lin, Chin-Lian Tsai, Wen-Jyun Chou

    A Study on Seismic Capacity of Overhead Transportation Systems in A High-tech Fab In Taiwan, the suspended automated material handling system (AMHS) has become an essential transportation...

    https://nees.org/resources/12543

  18. A Three-dimension Model for Slow Hybrid Testing of Retrofits for Soft-story Wood-frame Buildings

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Weichiang Pang, Ershad Ziaei, Xiaoyun Shao, John van de Lindt, Mikhail Gershfeld, Michael Symans, Elaina Jennings

    A Three-dimension Model for Slow Hybrid Testing of Retrofits for Soft-story Wood-frame Buildings This paper will present a new 3D seismic analysis package developed for analyzing the collapse...

    https://nees.org/resources/12421

  19. Accidental Torsion in Nonlinear Response History Analysis

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jordan Jarrett, Reid Zimmerman, Finley Charney

    Accidental Torsion in Nonlinear Response History Analysis Jordan Jarrett, Reid Zimmerman, Finley Charney Accidental torsion is ignored in many provisions for nonlinear response history analyses...

    https://nees.org/resources/11253

  20. Action in the face of overwhelming risk

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Janise Rodgers, L. Thomas Tobin

    Action in the face of overwhelming risk Many cities around the world face very high levels of risk from earthquakes and tsunamis, with cities in low and middle income countries all too often...

    https://nees.org/resources/12237