Browse by Subject "MAE Center"

  • Craig, James I.; Frost, J. David; Goodno, Barry J.; Towashiraporn, Peeranan; Chawla, Gaurav; Seo, Jun-Won; Duenas-Osorio, Leonardo (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    This report describes the results of research to develop a way to rapidly assess the fragility of structures and geostructures over a specified region. Structural performance under future earthquakes cannot be predicted ...

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  • Craig, James I.; Goodno, Barry J.; Towashiraporn, Peeranan; Park, J. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-04)
    This study examined the application of passive energy dissipation systems for response modification of essential facilities in the Mid-America region. Essential facilities are defined as buildings that support functions ...

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  • Black, Edgar F.; Aschheim, Mark (2000-08)
    Constant ductility response spectra are presented for 15 recorded earthquakes ground motions using the Yield Point Spectra (YPS) representation. Yield Point Spectra are used for analysis and design of SDOF structures. ...

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  • Ji, Jun; Elnashai, Amr S.; Kuchma, Daniel A. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    In contrast to the worldwide rapid growth of high-rise buildings, no probabilistic assessment procedures have been proposed or developed for seismic risk evaluation of this special building group. The new purpose of this ...

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  • Ramamoorthy, Sathish K.; Gardoni, Paolo; Bracci, Joseph M. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    Gravity load designed (GLD) reinforced concrete (RC) buildings represent a common type of construction in the Mid-America Region. These buildings have limited lateral resistance and are susceptible to story mechanisms ...

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  • Kim, Young-Suk; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Song, Junho; Elnashai, Amr S.; Stokes, Ty (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    Lifeline systems such as transportation and utility networks consist of numerous structural components which are spatially distributed and mutually interdependent. The damage to a particular system caused by natural or ...

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  • Grubbs, Amber J.; Hueste, Mary Beth; Bracci, Joseph M. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-05)
    This research focused on evaluating the seismic performance of existing and rehabilitated wood floor and roof diaphragms in typical pre-1950’s, unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings found in the Central and Eastern portions ...

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  • Hebeler, Gregory L.; Rix, Glenn J. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-01)
    The focus of the current study was to develop improved experimental and analytical methods to increase the applicability and accuracy of seismic surface wave testing for use in geotechnical site characterization. The ...

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  • Zhang, Yang; Lindell, Michael K.; Prater, Carla S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-06)
    Business plays important roles in community functioning. However, disaster research has been disproportionately focusing on units of analysis such as families, households, and government agencies. This paper synthesizes ...

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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Kim, Sung Jig; Yun, Gun Jin; Sidarta, Djoni (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)

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