Title: Smart and Resilient Steel Plate Shear Walls (NEES-2008-0631)
Year Of Curation: 2015
Description: This award is an outcome of the NSF 08-519 program solicitation ''George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Research (NEESR)'' competition and includes the University of Washington (lead institution), University of Minnesota (subaward), and SUNY Buffalo (subaward). This project will utilize the NEES equipment sites at the University of Minnesota and SUNY Buffalo and has strong international collaboration with large-scale experiments to be performed at the National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) in Taiwan. This NEESR-Small Group project will develop a smart and resilient steel plate shear wall (SR-SPSW) system with the potential to transform design in areas of moderate and high seismicity. The system strategically combines the benefits of self-centering and steel plate shear wall technologies to create a robust, ductile, and easily repairable system that will reduce life-cycle costs for buildings. Most traditional seismic load resisting systems will suffer structural damage during seismic events; the cost and downtime associated with repair of that damage has led to staggering economic losses. The proposed SR-SPSW system could drastically reduce those losses.
PIs & CoPIs: Jeffrey Berman, Michel Bruneau, Larry Fahnestock, Laura Lowes
Dates: October 01, 2008 - March 24, 2014
Organizations: State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, United States, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, MN, United States, University of Washington, WA, United States
Facilities: University of Washington, WA, United States, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), Taiwan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, United States
Sponsor: NSF - n/a - 0830294
Keywords: self-centering, coupledwalls, steel plate shear wall
Tyler Winkley, "Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls: Large Scale Experimental Investigation"
"Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls: Development of Design Procedure and Evaluation of Seismic"
"Specimen FR Report"
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