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  1. "Then the Earth Shook and Trembled..." The Washington National Cathedral in the Aftermath of Mineral

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): MATTHEW FARMER, CORTNEY FRIED

    "Then the Earth Shook and Trembled..." The Washington National Cathedral in the Aftermath of Mineral As a result of the Mineral, Virginia earthquake on August 23, 2011 and associated aftershocks,...

    https://nees.org/resources/12485

  2. A 100-Point System for Selecting and Ranking Natural Earthquake Records for Engineering Analysis

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kofi Addo, Andreas Felber

    A 100-Point System for Selecting and Ranking Natural Earthquake Records for Engineering Analysis Kofi O. Addo and Andreas J. Felber BC Hydro & Power Authority, 6911 Southpoint Drive (A02),...

    https://nees.org/resources/11177

  3. A Case Study: Post-Earthquake Structural Engineering – America’s First Cathedral, Baltimore Basilica

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Matthew Daw

    A Case Study: Post-Earthquake Structural Engineering – America’s First Cathedral, Baltimore Basilica As a result of the 5.8 Magnitude Mineral, Virginia earthquake on August 23, 2011 and...

    https://nees.org/resources/11449

  4. A Comparative Study of Sub-System and System Level Experiments of Suspension Ceiling Systems

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Siavash Soroushian, Esmaeel Rahmanishamsi, KiPung Ryu, Manos Maragakis, Andrei Reinhorn

    A Comparative Study of Sub-System and System Level Experiments of Suspension Ceiling Systems The seismic performance of nonstructural systems can significantly affect the functionality of a...

    https://nees.org/resources/12151

  5. A COMPARISON OF THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF TALL RC FRAME-CORE TUBE STRUCTURES IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Xiao Lu, Xinzheng Lu, Mengke Li, Linlin Xie

    Comparison on the Seismic Performance of RC Frame-Core Tube Tall Buildings Designed Following Chinese and U.S. Codes Structural collapse resistance is an important part in the performance-based...

    https://nees.org/resources/11461

  6. A MICRO-UAV APPROACH TO EARTHQUAKE DISASTER SENSING: A CRITICAL REVIEW

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): ZhiQiang Chen

    A Micro-UAV Approach to Earthquake Disaster Scene Sensing and Proof-of-Concept Studies Strong earthquakes when realized in urban areas often lead to disastrous consequences that overwhelm the...

    https://nees.org/resources/11155

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Aftershock Risks such as those Demonstrated by the Recent Events in New Zealand and Japan

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nilesh Shome, Nicolas Luco, Oliver Boyd, Matt Gerstenberger, Ned (Edward) Field, Abbie Leil, John W. van de Lindt

    Aftershock risks and the recent events in New Zealand and Japan Recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan show that it is important to consider the spatial and temporal distribution of...

    https://nees.org/resources/12011

  13. An evaluation of long-period earthquake motions and summary of recorded motions during Tohoku-oki earthquake

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Izuru Okawa, Toshihide Kashima, Shin Koyama, Masanori Iiba, Mehmet Celebi, Toshimi Satoh, Takao Nishikawa, Toshikai Sato, Masanobu Tohdo

    An evaluation of long-period earthquake motions and summary of recorded motions during Tohoku-oki earthquake The construction of the super-high-rise buildings taller than 60 meters started late...

    https://nees.org/resources/11511

  14. Application of Confined Masonry in a Major Project in India

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Sudhir Jain, Dhiman Basu, Indrajit Ghosh, Durgesh Rai, Svetlana Brzev, Laksh Bhargava

    Application of Confined Masonry in a Major Project in India In many developing countries such as India, significant number of deaths during earthquakes is caused by poor performance of...

    https://nees.org/resources/12283

  15. Application of Hybrid Simulation for Evaluating Design of a Rocking Steel Frame System

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Matthew Eatherton, Jerome Hajjar, Gregory Deierlein

    Application of Hybrid Simulation for Evaluating Design of a Rocking Steel Frame System Self-centering rocking steel frames have been developed through prior research and subjected to a range of...

    https://nees.org/resources/11591

  16. ATC-84 Project: Improved Seismic Performance Factors for Design of New Buildings

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Charles Kircher, John Harris, Jon Heintz, Ayse Hortacsu

    ATC-84 Project: Improved Seismic Performance Factors for Design of New Buildings This paper summarizes the findings of the ATC-84 Project to evaluate and recommend improvement of the design...

    https://nees.org/resources/11479

  17. BC Hydro SSHAC Level 3 PSHA Study: Model Implementation & Computations

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kofi Addo, Robert Youngs, Valentina Montaldo Falero

    BC Hydro SSHAC Level 3 PSHA Study: Model Implementation & Computations A comprehensive probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) model was developed for the region encompassing the dams and...

    https://nees.org/resources/12461

  18. BC Hydro SSHAC Level 3 Study: Adjustment of Seismic Hazard (based on Vs30 of 760 m/sec) for Hard Rock Sites

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kofi Addo, Robert Darragh, Walt Silva

    Hard rock adjustment of seismic hazard based on a reference Vs30 of 760 m/s The first step in developing site-specific seismic hazard and response spectra at several BC Hydro sites consists of...

    https://nees.org/resources/12467

  19. Building Awareness of Catastrophe Risks in Southeast Europe: Interactive Consumer Information Portal CatMonitor from Europa Re

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Shubharoop Ghosh, Paul Amyx, Eugene Gurenko, Andrej Gjokikj, Luke Barrington

    Building Awareness of Catastrophe Risks in Southeast Europe: Interactive Consumer Information Portal CatMonitor from Europa Re CatMonitor is a web-based community risk monitoring and awareness...

    https://nees.org/resources/12533

  20. Case Study Design and Construction of Confined Masonry Houses in Indonesia

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Tim Hart, Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Gordon Goodell

    DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION of CONFINED MASONRY HOUSES IN INDONESIA: CHALLENGES, PERFORMANCE in EARTHQUAKES, AND NEED FOR FUTURE RESEARCH The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed 130,000 people in...

    https://nees.org/resources/12377