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  1. Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems: Coupled Wall Test Program Summary Document

    29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Laura Nicole Lowes, Dawn Lehman, Jake Turgeon, Anna C Birely, Daniel Kuchma, Christopher R Hart, Ken Marley

    This document provides a summary of the coupled wall specimen tested as a part of the project Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems. The project was funded through the NSF-NEESR...

    https://nees.org/resources/6974

  2. Dynamic Collapse of Reinforced Concrete Columns

    08 May 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Chiun-lin Wu, Yuan-Sen Yang

    The goal of this project was to study the dynamic collapse mechanism of a low ductility reinforced concrete frame. It completed several RC frame collapse experiments using shake table at NCREE,...

    https://nees.org/resources/6270

  3. Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems: Planar Wall Test Program Summary Document

    17 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Laura Nicole Lowes, Dawn Lehman, Anna C Birely, Daniel Kuchma, Ken Marley, Christopher R Hart

    This document provides a summary of four reinforced concrete planar wall specimens tested as a part of the project Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Complex Wall Systems. The project was funded...

    https://nees.org/resources/3677

  4. Complex Wall Project: Planar Wall Specimen Time Lapse Videos

    12 Oct 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Anna C Birely

    The image at the top of the movies shows the first floor (lower one-third, or 4 feet) of the test specimen. The bottom center figure shows the drift at the top of the specimen vs. the base moment....

    https://nees.org/resources/3678

  5. Large Scale Testing of Reinforced Concrete Squat Walls

    12 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Josh Rocks

      To better design reinforced concrete squat walls for the effect of earthquake shaking, a better understanding of their behavior is needed. This can be done through testing of large scale...

    https://nees.org/resources/3138

  6. Simultaneous Shear and Axial Failures of Reinforced Concrete Columns

    11 May 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Santiago Pujol

    Axial failure of columns can lead to collapse of a building. Reinforced concrete columns in buildings constructed before modern seismic design codes were enforced may contain inadequate transverse...

    https://nees.org/resources/2880

  7. Simulation of the Seismic Response of Low Aspect Ratio Concrete Walls

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Josh Rocks

    Recent studies have shown that predictive equations used in North America for the peak shear strength of low aspect ratio walls are biased and that the scatter in the ratios of measured to...

    https://nees.org/resources/2071

  8. Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

    04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Catherine Whyte

    This project will investigate the earthquake response of large-scale reinforced concrete walls through hybrid simulation tests conducted at the nees@Berkeley laboratory site.  Squat...

    https://nees.org/resources/2084

  9. Shear Wall Database

    05 Dec 2010 | Databases | Contributor(s): Xilin Lu, Ying Zhou, Juhua Yang, Jiang Qian, Cheng Song, Ying Wang

    This structural performance database contains material and geometric properties, experimental results, and references for tests of reinforced concrete structural walls subjected to lateral-load...

    https://nees.org/resources/1683

  10. Performance Database for Reinforced Concrete Columns with Spiral Reinforcement

    05 Dec 2010 | Databases | Contributor(s): National Institute of Standards (NIST), Taylor and Stone

    This performance database contains material and geometric properties, experimental results and reference information from cyclic, lateral-load tests of reinforced concrete columns with spiral...

    https://nees.org/resources/1691

  11. Dynamic Field Tests of Small-scale Bridge Bents Supported on Drilled Shafts

    02 Dec 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Puneet Agarwal, Sharon Wood, Asli Kurtulus, Farn-Yuh Menq, Ellen M. Rathje, Kenneth Stokoe

    Two, 1/4-scale, two-column, bridge bents were constructed at a field site in Austin, TX. Three different types of dynamic tests were conducted. Initially, the specimens were struck with...

    https://nees.org/resources/1434

  12. Behavior of Ten-Story Reinforced Concrete Walls Subjected to Earthquake Motions by Jose Dario Aristizabal-Ochoa

    26 Sep 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mete Sozen

    The overall objective of this work was to investigate the response of multi-story reinforced concrete structures resisting earthquake forces primarily through "cantilever" rather than frame...

    https://nees.org/resources/949

  13. Cyclic Response of Concrete Columns Reinforced with High-Strength Steel

    16 Sep 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jeffrey Rautenberg

    In this paper the use high-strength bars (having a yield stress exceeding 80 ksi) as longitudinal reinforcement for columns is reconsidered. The focus of the work presented is on columns meeting...

    https://nees.org/resources/678

  14. Drift at Axial Failure of R/C Columns Most Vulnerable to Collapse

    24 Aug 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Adolfo Matamoros

    The paper investigates the drift at axial failure of R/C shear-critical columns tested under high axial load and repeated load reversals with increasing displacement. The tests discussed in this...

    https://nees.org/resources/816

  15. Using NEES as a Testbed fo Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction

    23 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Mehdi Saiidi

    The primary objectives of this project are two folds: (1) to demonstrate how researchers from multiple universities can conduct collaborative research using a network of experimental facilities...

    https://nees.org/resources/772

  16. Axial Load Failure of Shear Critical Columns Subjected to High Levels of Axial Load

    20 Aug 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Adolfo Matamoros, Lisa Matchulat

    This paper discusses the experimental behavior of two lightly reinforced (shear-critical) columns subjected to high levels of axial load and lateral load reversals. The two full-scale experiments...

    https://nees.org/resources/749

  17. Simultaneous Shear and Axial Failures of Reinforced Concrete Columns

    20 Aug 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kurt Henkhaus, Julio Ramirez, Santiago Pujol

    Axial failure of columns can lead to collapse of a buiding. Reinforced concrete columns in buildings constructed before modern seismic design codes were enforced may contain inadequate transverse...

    https://nees.org/resources/747

  18. Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Non-rectangular Walls under Multidirectional Loads

    18 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French

    Specimens to be tested include 1 half-scale, four story T-shaped wall; 1 three-quarter scale, two story T-shaped wall; and 3 half-scale, four story rectangular walls. This testing will be...

    https://nees.org/resources/741

  19. Using NEES as a Testbed fo Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Field Tests

    17 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Sharon Wood

    These experiments are part of a collaborative research project to study soil-foundation-structure interaction. A continuous reinforced concrete bridge supported on drilled shaft foundations was...

    https://nees.org/resources/721

  20. Hybrid Simulation and Shake-Table Tests on RC Buildings With Masonry Infill Walls

    17 Aug 2010 | Active Documents | Contributor(s): Khalid Mosalam

    Hybrid Simulation and Shake-Table Tests on RC Buildings With Masonry Infill Walls Khalid Mosalam, Alidad Hashemi

    https://nees.org/resources/710