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Instrumentation Tricks and Traps with Chris Hart
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20 Jan 2015 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Christopher R Hart, Anahid Behrouzi, nathan braker
Christopher Hart is a PhD graduate of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering program. During his studies he conducted 5 major large scale tests at the NEES@Illinois facility. In this video...
Instructional Guide to Krypton Alignment
28 Oct 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Andrew William Mock
Experimental testing at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation facility at Illinois requires aligning the six degree-of-freedom movements of the loading unit to the desired coordinates...
Seismic Response of Structural Walls with Geometric and Reinforcement Discontinuities
29 Jul 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Enrique Villalobos
Villalobos Fernandez, Enrique J., Ph.D., Purdue University, August 2014. Seismic Response of Structural Walls with Reinforcement and Geometric Discontinuities. Major Professor: Santiago...
Unreinforced Concrete Strut Database
21 May 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Lucas Laughery, Santiago Pujol
This database contains the results from tests of unreinforced concrete elements loaded in uniaxial compression. The data are organized to facilitate comparison of the strengths of prismatic and...
Earthquake Simulator Video Archive
20 May 2014 | Databases | Contributor(s): Mete A Sozen, Arturo Ernest Schultz, John Bonacci, Marc Eberhard, Chungwook Sim, Sudheera R. Fernando, Santiago Pujol, Ann Christine Catlin, Enrique Villalobos, Ying Wang
This film database provides links to a number of videos related to dynamic tests conducted at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the 80s. Detailed descriptions of test setups, specimen...
IMPROVING STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL CODE DESIGN METHODOLOGY
11 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): James T Enright
Current code based design of steel plate shear wall (SPSW) systems does not take into account the lateral force resistance provided by the moment resisting frame which bounds the web-plate. The...
Benchmark Problem for Response Control of Wind-Excited Tall Buildings
03 Apr 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Anil Kumar Agrawal, Bijan Samali
This paper presents an overview and problem definition of a benchmark problem for the response control of wind-excited tall buildings. The building considered is a 76-story 306 m concrete office...
nees@berkeley project highlight: Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames
06 Feb 2014 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Barbara Simpson, Stephen Alan Mahin, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part of a project titled "Collaborative Developments for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Braced Frames," funded by the...
Experimental Testing of Precast Concrete Cladding for Building Facade Systems
10 Jan 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kurt McMullin, Eugenia Tai, Tu-An Ma
Since 1998, San Jose State University has conducted research into the seismic behavior of building facade systems, particularly the precast concrete cladding systems also known as architectural...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: NEESR-II: Toward Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames
01 Oct 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Stephen Labounty, Peter Dusicka, Arlindo Lopes, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Toward Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames" funded by the National Science Foundation under award...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Hybrid Simulation of Multi-Story Structural Systems Through Collapse
01 Oct 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Stephen Labounty, Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Eduardo Miranda, Carlos Gordo Monso, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Hybrid Simulation of Multi Story Structural Systems Through Collapse" funded by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for...
In Structural Design, Less is More
30 Aug 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aurie Swartz, NEES Media Communications
LiveScience | August 30, 2013 | Online | Features article written by Kara Peterman, a PhD candidate at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory at the NEES@Buffalo site,...
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...
Experimental Shake Table Testing of an Adaptive Passive Negative Stiffness Device within a Highway Bridge Model
29 Jul 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Navid Attary, Michael Symans, Satish Nagarajaiah, Andrei M Reinhorn, Michael Constantinou, Apostolos Aristotelis Sarlis, Dharma Theja Reddy Pasala, Douglas Taylor
Implementation of a mechanical Negative Stiffness Device (NSD) within a reduced-scale highway bridge model and its performance under seismic loading conditions is evaluated via shaking table...
19 Jun 2013 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
These plans are for an acrylic dollhouse that can be built for use on a shake table. Lessons can be used with this dollhouse and shake table to demonstrate concepts that are discussed within...
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,...
Investigation of the effect of Transfer System Delay on Multi-degree of Freedom System Real-time Hybrid Simulation
03 May 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Amin Maghareh, Shirley Dyke
Real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) is a promising cyber-physical technique for the experimental evaluation of civil infrastructure systems subject to extreme dynamic loading. It allows for...
NEES@Berkeley project highlight: Seismic Performance of Column Splices
27 Mar 2013 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Heidi Tremayne (Faison), Khalid Mosalam, Shakhzod Takhirov, Amit Kanvinde, Sean Michael Shaw, NEES EOT
These experimental research tests at nees@berkeley are part a project titled "Seismic Performance of Column Splices" funded by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Science...
Expert: Japan a leader in disaster preparation and risk reduction; earthquake threat should not rule out Tokyo for 2020 Olympics
14 Jan 2013 | Notes | Contributor(s): NEES Media Communications, Marti LaChance
Press Zoom | Jan. 14, 2013 (PressZoom) - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.
Quote earthquake engineering expert and NEES Director, Julio Ramirez.
ACI 369 Circular Column Database
22 Sep 2012 | Databases | Contributor(s): Wassim Ghannoum, Balaji Sivaramakrishnan, Santiago Pujol, Ann Christine Catlin, Ying Wang, Nabeel Yoosuf, Sumudinie Fernando
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) committee 369 (Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation) is in the process of updating provisions pertaining to reinforced concrete structures of the American...