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  1. A Fast High Order Accurate Method For Tsunami Propagation

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anxin Guo, Shengchao Xiao, Hui Li

    A time-space decoupled algorithm for tsunami propagation Anxin Guo, Shengchao Xiao, Hui Li This paper presented an explicit and time-space decoupled numerical algorithm based on the exact solution...

    https://nees.org/resources/11239

  2. AC 2012-4533: Online Modules for Wood Design Courses Through NEEShub

    10 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mikhail Gershfeld, Charles B Chadwell, Sean Brophy

    The Wood Education Institute is developing a series of rich-media based learning modules to provide tools for teaching wood design. The modules that have been completed are intended for...

    https://nees.org/resources/6539

  3. Balsa Towers

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will build their own towers using some of the techniques they have learned. The materials will consist of balsa wood and glue. General guidelines are provided, but the students will have...

    https://nees.org/resources/443

  4. Creating the Blueprints

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    This lesson is intended to further students' knowledge about the process of design, focusing on the mathematics and procedures of creating floor plan blueprints. Click Here To View the...

    https://nees.org/resources/427

  5. Design Step 1: Identify the Need

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students practice the initial steps involved in an engineering design challenge. They begin by reviewing the steps of the engineering design loop and discussing the client need for the...

    https://nees.org/resources/454

  6. Design Step 2: Research the Problem

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Through Internet research, patent research, standards and codes research, user interviews (if possible) and other techniques (idea web, reverse engineering), students further develop the context...

    https://nees.org/resources/456

  7. Design Step 3: Brainstorm Possible Solutions

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Brainstorming is a team creativity activity that helps generate a large number of potential solutions to a problem. In this activity, students participate in a group brainstorming activity to...

    https://nees.org/resources/457

  8. Design Step 4: Engineering Analysis

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Engineering analysis distinguishes true engineering design from "tinkering." In this activity, students are guided through an example engineering analysis scenario for a scooter. Then they perform...

    https://nees.org/resources/458

  9. Design Step 5: Construct a Prototype

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students learn about the manufacturing phase of the engineering design process. They start by building prototypes, which is a special type of model used to test new design ideas. Students gain...

    https://nees.org/resources/459

  10. Design Step 6: Evaluate/Manufacture a Final Product

    02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    As students learn more about the manufacturing process, they use the final prototypes created in the previous activity to evaluate, design and manufacture final products. Teams work with more...

    https://nees.org/resources/460

  11. Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct!

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that will transport 2 liters of water across a short distance in their classroom. The goal is to build an...

    https://nees.org/resources/563

  12. Evacuation Planning Considerations of the City of Honolulu for a Great Aleutian Tsunami

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gary Chock, Rhett Butler

    Evacuation Planning Considerations of the City of Honolulu for a Great Aleutian Tsunami The City and County of Honolulu is developing revised emergency evacuation route plans and new refuge areas...

    https://nees.org/resources/11447

  13. Evaluating tsunami education in coastal Washington: a 2001-2012 review

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): David Johnston, Julia Becker, Leonard Graham, Wendy Saunders, Kim Wright, Douglas Paton, Chris Gregg, Bruce Houghton, Stuart Fraser, Vicki Johnson, Caroline Orchiston, John Schelling, Dave Nelson, George Crawford

    Evaluating tsunami education in coastal Washington: a 2001-2012 review Improving the response capacity of coastal communities at risk to tsunami presents an on-going challenge. To meet this...

    https://nees.org/resources/11487

  14. Feel the Stress

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Working individually or in groups, students explore the concept of stress (compression) through physical experience and math. They discover why it hurts more to poke themselves with mechanical...

    https://nees.org/resources/569

  15. Nov 29 2012

    Joyner Memorial Lecture 2012: Building Near Faults - Dr. Jonathan Bray

    Designing facilities very near active faults presents unique challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach. Sound engineering and earth science principles can be employed to address the...

    https://nees.org/events/details/167

  16. New Building Damage and Loss Functions for Tsunami

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Charles Kircher, Jawhar Bouabid

    New Building Damage and Loss Functions for Tsunami This paper describes new methods for determining the probability of damage to building and essential facilities due to tsunami inundation (flood)...

    https://nees.org/resources/11301

  17. New Lifelines Damage and Loss Functions for Tsunami

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): William Graf, Yajie Lee, Ronald Eguchi

    New Lifelines Damage and Loss Functions for Tsunami This paper describes new methods for determining the probability of damage to lifeline components due to tsunami inundation, flow and debris...

    https://nees.org/resources/11331

  18. Newspaper Tower

    05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects

    Students will be challenged to design and construct a tower out of newspaper. They will have limited supplies including newspaper, tape, and scissors since engineers are often restricted by...

    https://nees.org/resources/578

  19. On Standard Buildings, Structures and Areas. SafetyRequirements under Tsunami Impact

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Igor Nudner, Mark Klyachko, Vasily Maxsimov, Vladislav Filkov

    ON STANDARD “BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND AREAS. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS UNDER TSUNAMI IMPACT” A new conception of comprehensive tsunami safety and standard, related to tsunami engineering are under...

    https://nees.org/resources/11393

  20. Performance, Analysis and Design of Flexural Concrete Walls webinar

    19 Feb 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Dawn Lehman, Laura Lowes, NEES EOT

    "The Performance, Analysis and Design of Flexural Concrete Walls," presented by Professors Laura Lowes and Dawn Lehman, both of the University of Washington, is the tenth in a series of Research...

    https://nees.org/resources/5617