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A Real Time Hybrid Simulation Demo Code for a Structure with Base Isolation
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09 Jun 2014 | Computational Models | Contributor(s): Daniel Gomez, Rachel Chicchi, Scott Wonderly, Shirley Dyke
This demo describes the set-up of a simple RTHS simulation with base isolation and is accompanied by two files&amp;nbsp;BI_RTHS_simul.mdl and BI_RTHS_DM.m. BI_RTHS_simul.mdl is a Matlab...
Lessons Learned from the Performance of a Base Isolated Hospital in Christchurch
16 Apr 2014 | Multimedia
Drs. Robert Nigbor (NEES@UCLA) and Henri Gavin (Duke University) discuss their observations regarding conventional and base-isolated buildings that they instrumented during the aftershock sequence...
Apr 15 2014
Research to Practice: Lessons Learned from the Performance of a Base Isolated Hospital in Christchurch
Register now.In the next webinar in the NEES/EERI research to practice series, Drs. Robert Nigbor (NEES@UCLA) and Henri Gavin (Duke University) will discuss their...
Nov 20 2013
NEES/EERI Research-to-Practice Webinar: From Large Scale Test Findings to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Base-Isolated Buildings
Oct 10 2012
Adaptive Stiffness and Negative Stiffness for Seismic Protection
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: NEES TIPS Seismic Isolation Hybrid Simulation
21 Jun 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Stephen Alan Mahin, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at NEES@Berkeley are part of a larger project titled "NEESR-SG: TIPS - Tools to Facilitate Widespread Use of Isolation and Protective Systems, a NEES/E-Defense...
11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
Earthquake engineers take advantage of inertial forces to protect a building from damage during an earthquake. By using base isolation to separate the building from the ground, they can reduce the...
Aug 20 2011
TIPS Blind Analysis Contest - Pre-Test Analysis Due
Jul 15 2011
TIPS Blind Prediction Contest - Registration Deadline
Jun 20 2011
NEES TIPS Participant Workshop - Applications Due
Make Your Own Earthquake: Earthquake Resistant Structure Using Wood Blocks
25 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley
Part of the Make Your Own Earthquake series. Students will divide into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will perform three separate experiments using wooden blocks on a shake table to demonstrate how...
Control Strategies for 3D Smart Base Isolation Sysytems Using Modal and Nodal Approaches
26 Dec 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yumei Wang
Application of control technologies to structures is expected to be able to enhance a structure’s performance in response to natural hazards. Specifically, smart base isolation systems,...
Seismic Base Isolation by Means of Nonlinear Mode Localization
19 Dec 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yumei Wang
This study assesses the performance of a nonlinear base isolation system composed of a nonlinear foundation tuned in 1:1 internal resonance to a flexible mode of the main structure that is to be...
08 Sep 2010 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
NEESR Project: Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings with Replaceable Energy Dissipating Fuses
(PI: Gregory Deierlein, Stanford University)
Stanford engineers and others create a...
Single Story Analysis Module 1
07 Sep 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy, NEES EOT
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The following challenge explores various issues and opportunities related to designing resilient structures to earthquake activity. You will be following a...
Testing of a New Line of Seismic Base Isolators
23 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Valentin Shustov
The latest research activities at the California State University, Northridge gave rise to the innovative passive control of buildings technology invented by Valentin Shustov and called Earthquake...
What is Engineering Design?
02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
This lesson helps students understand the basic rules and regulations engineers follow when designing buildings.
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This material is one of ten middle school learning...