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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Retaining Wall Shake-Table Test and Design Using Tire Derived Aggregates as Backfill (NEES-2011-1099)

    13 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Retaining Wall Shake-Table Test and Design Using Tire Derived Aggregates as Backfill (NEES-2011-1099)Year Of Curation: 2014Description: In the United States, 200-300 million tires are scrapped annually. Many of them had been stockpiled in landfills, which caused serious public health...

  8. Earthquake-Simulation Tests of a Ten-Story RC Frame with a Discontinued First-Level Beam (NEES-2011-1061)

    09 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Benton Johnson

    Title: Earthquake-Simulation Tests of a Ten-Story Reinforced Concrete Frame with a Discontinued First-Level Beam (NEES-2011-1061)Year Of Curation: 2012Description: A small-scale, ten-story, reinforced concrete frame structure with relatively flexible lower stories was subjected successively to...