Title: Using NEES as a Testbed for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Centrifuge Tests (NEES-2006-0180)
Year Of Curation: 2011
Description: This collaborative project involves eighteen researchers from ten universities. As such, it provides an ideal opportunity for demonstrating and challenging the new NEES model for conducting research and also addresses one of the most critical needs in earthquake engineering today: improved knowledge of soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI). The research plan involves four primary components: (1) four complementary experimental programs which will investigate key aspects of SFSI, (2) refinement of computational simulation models for SFSI, (3) management of the data and metadata generated in the investigation, and (4) outreach to the earthquake engineering community. Three of the four experimental programs will involve NEES Equipment Sites. The centrifuge tests will be conducted at the University of California, Davis, the shaking table tests will be conducted at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the field tests will use the mobile equipment from the University of Texas at Austin. Structural tests will also be conducted at Purdue University. The integration of computational and experimental simulation is a key feature of NEES, and the computational models will be used to design the test specimens, develop the testing protocols, and evaluate the measured response. An important deliverable of the project is improved computational models for SFSI, calibrated from the experiments, in a form available for community use. (
PIs & CoPIs: Bruce Kutter, Pedro Arduino, Boris Jeremic, Dan Wilson
Dates: September 15, 2003 - September 27, 2007
Organizations: TWB,,University of California, Davis, CA, United States,,University of Washington, WA, United States,,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, United States
Facilities: University of California, Davis, CA, United States
Sponsor: NSF - 0324326
Keywords: Soil Structure Interaction,Foundation,Centrifuge
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