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  1. Performance-Based Design of New Masonry: UCSD (NEES-2009-0679)

    11 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Performance-Based Design of New Masonry: UCSD (NEES-2010-0679)Year Of Curation: 2010Description: The objectives of this NSF NEES Small Group project are to refine existing performance-based provisions for the design of new masonry and masonry veneer, and to develop new provisions as...

  2. Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings (NEES-2005-0075)

    21 Sep 2017

    Title: Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings (NEES-2005-0075)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: Research and experience from past earthquakes suggest the need for buildings that are less vulnerable to damage and easier to repair after a major earthquake. Of particular concern are certain...

  3. Using NEES as a Testbed for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Shaking Table Tests (NEES-2005-0032)

    21 Sep 2017

    Title: Using NEES as a Testbed for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Shaking Table Tests (NEES-2005-0032)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: The primary objectives of this project are two folds: (1) to demonstrate how researchers from multiple universities can conduct collaborative...

  4. NEESR-CR: Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquake (NEES-2009-0722)

    29 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: NEESR-CR: Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquakes (NEES-2009-0722)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: This landmark project involved earthquake and post-earthquake live fire testing of a five-story building constructed at full-scale on the...

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

    10 Aug 2017

    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...

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

    09 Aug 2017

    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 walls...

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

    07 Aug 2017

    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...

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

    07 Aug 2017

    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...

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

    07 Aug 2017

    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...

  10. Experiments to Study Earthquake Response of R/C Structures with Stiffness Interruptions (NEES-2011-1058)

    07 Aug 2017

    Title: Experiments to Study Earthquake Response of R/C Structures with Stiffness Interruptions (NEES-2011-1058)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: The work described in this site was part of a continuing investigation of the response of reinforced concrete structures to strong earthquake motions...

  11. Development of a Performance-Based Seismic Design Philosophy for Mid-Rise Woodframe Construction (NEES-2006-0138)

    07 Aug 2017

    Title: Development of a Performance-Based Seismic Design Philosophy for Mid-Rise Woodframe Construction (NEES-2011-0138)Year Of Curation: 2011Description: This project dealt with the shake table testing program of a full-scale two-story woodframe townhouse building conducted within the NEESWood...

  12. An Innovative Gap Damper to Control Seismic Isolator Displacements in Extreme Earthquakes (NEES-2011-1080)

    07 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: An Innovative Gap Damper to Control Seismic Isolator Displacements in Extreme Earthquakes (NEES-2011-1080)Year Of Curation: 2015Description: This research project will study the use of a special gap damper that is designed to limit the excessive deformation without causing impact and the...

  13. Experimental Study of Frame-Wall Interaction in RC Structures Subjected to Strong Earthquake Motions (NEES-2011-1019)

    03 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Experimental Study of Frame-Wall Interaction in Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Strong Earthquake Motions (NEES-2011-1019)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: The objective of the experimental study was to develop a better understanding of the response of frame-wall structures to...

  14. Collapse Vulnerability and Seismic Design of Metal Buildings (NEES-2010-0986)

    03 Aug 2017

    Title: Collapse Vulnerability and Seismic Design of Metal Buildings (NEES-2010-0986)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: Metal Building Systems make up a large portion of new low-rise, non-residential construction today. These systems are designed to be extremely efficient and as such exhibit very...

  15. Centrifuge Tests for Soil-Culvert-Interaction of Square Box Culvert In Dry Cohesionless Soil (NEES-2010-0969)

    03 Aug 2017

    Title: Centrifuge Tests for Static and Seismic Soil-Culvert-Interaction (SCI) of Square Box Culvert Inside Dry Cohesionless Soil (NEES-2010-0969)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of static loads due to soil and surficial foundation as...

  16. Experimental Investigation on the Seismic Performance of Horizontally Curved Bridges (NEES-2010-0967)

    03 Aug 2017

    Title: Experimental Investigation on the Seismic Performance of Horizontally Curved Bridges (NEES-2010-0967)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: This project is a task within a larger project funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under a contract to the University of Nevada to study the...

  17. Seismic Performance of Innovative Straw Bale Wall Systems (NEES-2009-0666)

    20 Jul 2017

    Title: Seismic Performance of Innovative Straw Bale Wall Systems (NEES-2009-0666)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: The objective of this project was to determine the capacity of four earthen plastered, load bearing, thin straw bale wall assemblies under in-plane cyclic loading, and the...

  18. Development of Next Generation Adaptive Seismic Protection Systems (NEES-2008-0653)

    20 Jul 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Development of Next Generation Adaptive Seismic Protection Systems (NEES-2008-0653)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: Design of conventional structures specified by the codes is based on the philosophy that the structure should withstand seismic loads while sustaining an acceptable level...

  19. Development of a Performance-Based Seismic Design Philosophy for Mid-Rise Woodframe Construction (NEES-2010-0895)

    02 Jul 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Development of a Performance-Based Seismic Design Philosophy for Mid-Rise Woodframe Construction (Capstone test) (NEES-2010-0895)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: A series of five shake table tests was conducted on a full-scale mid-rise building at Japan's E-Defense as the last task...

  20. NEES E-Defense: Seismic Performance of Interlocking Spiral Columns and Rectang. Cols. Based on Shake Table Tests (NEES-2006-0254

    23 Jun 2017

    Title: NEES E-Defense: Seismic Performance of Interlocking Spiral Columns and Rectangular Columns Based on Shake Table Tests (NEES-2006-0254)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: In Japan rectangular bridge columns with hoop reinforcement are more common while in California interlocking spiral...