2011 NEES REU Poster Rubric
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15 Aug 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure
The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer...
2011 Young Symposium Final Survey
15 Aug 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Pamela McClure, Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
Using Wordle as an Assessment Tool
10 Aug 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Velvet Fitzpat, Tenille Denise Medley, Thalia Anagnos, Sean Brophy, Pamela McClure
Assessing a group's ability to identify big ideas in a domain can be done with word clouds. The word clouds show which words appear more frequently in the original text by making them...
A Structural Health Monitoring Framework for Civil Structures
19 Jul 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Diego Giraldo
A health monitoring framework that detects and localizes damage in civil structures is proposed in this dissertation. Dynamic measurements of the systems as they vibrate under the influence of...
Plastic Hinging Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns
11 May 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Zeynep Firat
The location of inelastic deformations in reinforced concrete bridge columns has been examined to simulate the nonlinear response of bridge columns and estimate the ultimate displacement capacity....
NEES Activity Highlights 2010 - 2011
10 May 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
This document summarizes 28 highlights involving all the NEES equipment sites and field stations and the NEEShub. New discoveries in earthquake engineering and advances in seismic safety are...
UC Davis Team Studies Liquefaction in Japan
08 Apr 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nees Hub User
A research team from U.C. Davis traveled to Japan to study the liquefaction that occurred during their large quake.
Video courtesy of KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA.
Stability Functions for Members with Semirigid joint Connections
30 Mar 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ioan H Toader
The partial restraint of steel-frame members, which depends on the solution adopted for joint connections, affects the structural stiffness of these structures, and thus affects the overall...
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...
Alternative Solutions and their probabilities for the model updating of Structural Systems
24 Feb 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): BORIS ADOLFO ZARATE
Finite element models are idealistic representations of actual structures. They are built to infer the structural behavior or performance under conditions that usually cannot be...
Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
NEEShub Bootcamp - February 2011
11 Feb 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan
This is the Boot Camp Webinar held on February 4th 2011.
NEEScomm conducted a 3-hour interactive training session on Friday, 4 February 2011 for researchers and graduate students entitled...
07 Feb 2011 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan
NEEScomm conducted a 3-hour interactive training session on Friday, 4 February 2011 for researchers and graduate students entitled NEEShub Boot Camp.
NEEShub Boot Camp will introduce the NEEShub...
Vehicle Interference Effects in Warehousing Systems with Autonomous Vehicles
30 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ananth Krishnamurthy
Autonomous vehicle based storage and retrieval
(AVS/R) systems offer greater flexibility to improve cycle
time and throughout capacity in the transfer of unit
loads in high density storage...
Integrating Advance Demand Information in Supply Chain Contracts
Advance demand information (ADI) obtained
from customers could be extremely valuable in optimizing
production and inventory decisions in supply chains.
This research investigates how this...
Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering and Hot Pressing at Extreme Pressures
27 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael Gomes
Tantalum Carbide (TaC) is an ultra high temperature ceramic possessing properties such as high melting point, hardness, and high chemical resistivity, which makes it suitable for applications in...
Fluid-Structure Interaction in Arthropod Mechanoreceptors
25 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Tomas Gedeon
Previously, the cricket cercal system has been understood as a rate coding system for the direction of bulk airflow. Recently we have shown that INs in this system are sensitive to a much broader...
Injection Molding of Ceramic Suspension Gels at Room Temperature for Production of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Valerie Lynn Wiesner
Injection molding a ceramic suspension gel (CeraSGel) at room temperature is proposed to develop a novel, low-cost and energy efficient processing method capable of forming ceramic parts with...
Finite Element Approach for Interaction of Highly Nonlinear Acoustic Waves with Linear Elastic Media
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Devvrath Khatri
In this work, we developed a threedimensional
finite element model (FEM) to study the
interaction of highly nonlinear acoustic wave with
adjacent linear elastic media. We compare...
Novel Extended Finite Element Formulations for Cracks in General Nonlinear Materials and Extraction of Crack Tip Strain Energy Release Rates
10 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Xia Liu, Haim Waisman
To understand the failure mechanism of polyurea-coated metallic structural systems subjected to blast loads. A novel method to extract the Strain Energy Release Rates and a crack tip enrichment...