Browse by Subject "MAE Center"

  • Durrani, Ahmad J.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Hashash, Youssef M.A.; Kim, Sung Jig; Masud, Arif (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2005-12)
    The Mid-America Earthquake Center and Rice University with assistance from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and several other organizations, dispatched an earthquake field reconnaissance team to assess the ...

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  • Olson, Robert A. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2005-10)
    This project involved investigating the opportunities offered by, and barriers facing, the adoption of the Consequence-Based Engineering (CBE) paradigm developed by the Mid-America Earthquake Center. The primary intent was ...

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  • Papanikolaou, Vassilis K.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Pareja, Juan F. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2005-04)
    In this report, the applicability of conventional and advanced inelastic static (pushover) analysis for seismic response assessment is investigated. A methodology is first suggested for evaluating the performance of pushover ...

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  • Erbay, Omer Onur (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007)
    A regional risk/loss assessment methodology that utilizes easily obtainable physical properties of clay brick unreinforced masonry buildings is developed. The steps of the proposed risk/loss assessment methodology are ...

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  • Yun, Gun Jin; Ghaboussi, J.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-08)
    Current AISC-LRFD code requires that the moment-rotation characteristics of connections be known. Moreover, it requires that these characteristics be incorporated in the analysis and member design under factored loads ...

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  • Cleveland, Lisa J.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Pineda, Omar (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-05)
    The New Madrid seismic zone in the Central USA has experienced some of the strongest earthquake ground motions observed nationwide. The historic series of three earthquakes during 1811 and 1812 shook this Midwest region ...

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  • Goodno, Barry J.; Craig, James I.; Losiriluk, Thitikorn (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    This project examined the behavior of nonstructural components present in essential facilities in Mid-America. School buildings were chosen for detailed studies because of the vulnerability of their occupants and the ...

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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Alva-Hurtado, Jorge; Pineda, Omar; Kwon, Oh-Sung; Moran-Yanez, Luis; Huaco, Guillermo; Pluta, Gregory (2008-11)
    The coastal region of Central Peru was hit by a major offshore earthquake of magnitude 8.0 ± 0.1 on 15 August 2007; the event is hereafter referred to as the Pisco-Chincha earthquake. The Mid-America Earthquake Center ...

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  • Liao, Tianfei; Mayne, Paul W. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    The seismic cone penetration test (SCPTu) is the most efficient means for geotechnical site characterization and the evaluation of seismic ground hazards, as it provides up to 5 independent readings in a single sounding: ...

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  • Kwon, Oh-Sung; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    This report presents research on the probabilistic seismic performance evaluation of a structural-geotechnical interacting system. The system comprises a bridge, its foundation, and the supporting soil. The investigation ...

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  • 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, Billie F., Jr.; 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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