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  1. SASW Measurements at USGS Hawaiian Strong Motion Network (NEES-2008-0523)

    14 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Ivan Wong, Brady Cox, Kenneth H. Stokoe

    Title: SASW Measurements at USGS Hawaiian Strong Motion Network (NEES-2008-0523)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: The SASW technique has been used to obtain VS profiles at USGS strong motion sites in the U.S. (e.g., Seattle, the Imperial Valley, and Los Angeles), and this technique has been...

  2. Field Measurements of Nonlinear Soil Properties (NEES-2007-0516)

    14 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Kenneth H. Stokoe, Sharon Wood

    Title: Field Measurements of Nonlinear Soil Properties (NEES-2007-0516)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: The framework for a generalized field method to evaluate the shear modulus of soils in the linear and nonlinear strain ranges was developed. The field set-up utilizes a cylindrical,...

  3. System Behavior Factors For Composite And Mixed Structural Systems (NEES-2007-0440)

    14 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Roberto Leon, Jerome F. Hajjar, Nakin Suksawang

    Title: System Behavior Factors For Composite And Mixed Structural Systems (NEES-2007-0440)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: This project is a NEESR-II award with the aim of developing system behavior factors for frames with steel beams and composite beam-columns (composite frame system). This...

  4. International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow's Braced Frame Systems (NEES-2008-0570)

    14 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Stephen Mahin

    Title: International Hybrid Simulation of Tomorrow's Braced Frame Systems. (NEES-2008-0570)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: There were four braced frame specimens in this special concentric braced frame test program. Each test specimen consisted of a two-story, single bay concentric braced...

  5. Using the NEES Field Shakers to Induce Liquefaction at Previous Liquefaction Sites (NEES-2007-0414)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Kenneth H. Stokoe, Ellen Rathje

    Title: Using the NEES Field Shakers to Induce Liquefaction at Previous Liquefaction Sites (NEES-2007-0414)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: This dissertation details work conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin aimed toward the development and implementation of a new...

  6. Experimental Investigation of a Prototype Elastomeric Structural Damper (NEES-2007-0411)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): James Ricles, Richard Sause

    Title: Experimental Investigation of a Prototype Elastomeric Structural Damper (NEES-2007-0411)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: For many years, the design of seismic resistant building structures has had the goal of preventing collapse, and avoiding injury and loss of life in the event of an...

  7. Shake Table Response of Full Scale Reinforced Concrete Wall Building Slice (NEES-2006-0203)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Jose Restrepo

    Title: Shake Table Response of Full Scale Reinforced Concrete Wall Building Slice (NEES-2006-0203)Year Of Curation: 2013Description: The test structure is a slice of a 7-story residential building incorporating structural walls as the lateral force-resisting system. The structure was built at...

  8. Towards developing an engineering procedure for evaluating building performance on softened ground (NEES-2006-0224)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Jonathan Bray

    Title: Towards developing an engineering procedure for evaluating building performance on softened ground (NEES-2006-0224)Year Of Curation: 2009Description: Soil-foundation-structure-interaction (SFSI) plays a significant role in soil response and structure performance when ground softening...

  9. Surface Wave Methods for Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiling Applied to Deep Sediments of MS Embayment (NEES-2006-0164)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Brent Rosenblad

    Title: Study of Surface Wave Methods for Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiling Applied to the Deep Sediments of the Mississippi Embayment (NEES-2006-0164)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: Surface wave velocity measurements were performed using the low-frequency vibrator operated by the Network for...

  10. Hybrid Simulation and Shake-Table Tests on RC Buildings With Masonry Infill Walls (NEES-2006-0135)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Khalid Mosalam

    Title: Hybrid Simulation and Shake-Table Tests on RC Buildings With Masonry Infill Walls (NEES-2006-0135)Year Of Curation: 2009Description: The project aims towards developing a unified on-line experimental methodology combined with simulation to determine the dynamic performance of complex...

  11. Small-Amplitude Vibration Tests of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Structure (NEES-2014-1247)

    10 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Santiago Pujol

    Title: Small-Amplitude Vibration Tests of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Flate-Plate Structure (NEES-2014-1247)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: The lateral stiffness and the free-vibration frequencies of a full-scale reinforced-concrete flat-plate structure were estimated by means of...

  12. Wind Tunnel Tests for Wind-Excited Benchmark Building (NEES-2014-1241)

    09 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Bijan Samali

    Title: Wind Tunnel Tests for Wind-Excited Benchmark Building (NEES-2013-1241)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: The 76-story 306 m tall benchmark building chosen as the prototype structure for this study. The buildinga??s plan view is approximately 42 m square with two 7 m chamfers on opposite...

  13. Parametric Identification of a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator for Real Time Hybrid Simulation (NEES-2013-1220)

    09 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Arun Prakash, Shirley Dyke

    Title: Parametric Identification of a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator for Real Time Hybrid Simulation (NEES-2013-1220)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: Real-Time Hybrid Simulation (RTHS) is an emerging structural testing technique to evaluate the behavior of large structures with earthquake loading....

  14. Feedforward actuator controller development using the backward-difference method for RT hybrid simulation (NEES-2013-1225)

    09 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Brian Phillips, Billie Spencer

    Title: Feedforward actuator controller development using the backward-difference method for real-time hybrid simulation (NEES-2013-1225)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: The backward-difference method is proposed as an alternative to discretize an improper continuous time model for use as a...

  15. Shake table study on the effect of diaphragm flexibility on out-of-plane dynamic stability of URM walls (NEES-2013-1195)

    09 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Ken Elwood

    Title: Shake table study on the effect of diaphragm flexibility on out-of-plane dynamic stability of unreinforced masonry walls (NEES-2013-1195)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: This project consists of an experimental study examining the out-of-plane stability under seismic loading of URM...

  16. RTHS and Shake Table Comparison for Smart Structural Systems (NEES-2011-1076)

    07 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Bin Wu, Shirley Dyke, Jian Zhang

    Title: RTHS and Shake Table Comparison for Smart Structural Systems (NEES-2011-1076)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: This project is an international multi-university collaborative project (Purdue University, University of California LA, and Harbin Institute of Technology) focusing on...

  17. Response of Ten Story, Reinforced Concrete Model Frames to Simulated Earthquakes (NEES-2011-1072)

    07 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Mete Sozen

    Title: Response of Ten Story, Reinforced Concrete Model Frames to Simulated Earthquakes (NEES-2011-1072)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: The object of this research was to study both elastic and inelastic response of reinforced concrete structures subjected to strong earthquake...

  18. Experiments to Study the Earthquake Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Setbacks (NEES-2011-1068)

    07 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Mete Sozen, Sharon Wood

    Title: Experiments to Study the Earthquake Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Setbacks (NEES-2011-1068)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: Traditionally, building codes for earthquake-resistant design in the United States have separated buildings into two classes with respect to the...

  19. Experiments to Study Seismic Drift of Reinforced Concrete Structures (NEES-2011-1065)

    07 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): John Bonacci, Mete Sozen

    Title: Experiments to Study Seismic Drift of Reinforced Concrete Structures (NEES-2011-1065)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: Earthquake-simulation tests of fifteen reinforced concrete single-degree-of freedom systems were made to provide benchmark data for studying nonlinear drift response....

  20. An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Earthquake Response of R/C Frames with Yielding Columns (NEES-2011-1063)

    07 Aug 2017 | Databases | Contributor(s): Mete Sozen, Arturo Schultz

    Title: An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Earthquake Response of R/C Frames with Yielding Columns (NEES-2012-1063)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: The structural framing systems permitted by existing design codes are in part a product of scientific scrutiny as well as a matter of...