Browse by Subject "MAE Center"

  • Mwafy, A. M.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-04)
    The study presents a detailed seismic performance assessment of a complex office-designed bridge using state-of-the-art assessment tools and metrics. The impact of design assumptions on the capacity estimates and dynamic ...

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  • LaFore, Susan; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    A seismic loss assessment was conducted for the State of Illinois for the purposes of determining the vulnerable infrastructure elements, prioritizing mitigation efforts in the state, quantifying damage in economic terms, ...

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  • Bai, Jong-Wha; Hueste, Mary Beth (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-01)
    The effectiveness of seismic retrofitting applied to enhance seismic performance was assessed for a five-story reinforced concrete (RC) flat-slab building structure in the central United States. In addition to this, an ...

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  • Burdette, Nicholas J.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Lupoi, Alessio; Sextos, Anastasios G. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2006-12)
    Based on observed damage patterns from previous earthquakes and a rich history of analytical studies, asynchronous input motion has been identified as a major source of unfavorable response for long span structures, such ...

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  • Romero, Salome M.; Rix, Glenn J. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2005-03)
    The 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes affected a large area in the Central United States. The seismic hazard is low since large-magnitude earthquakes such as these are infrequent. However, the seismic risk is considerable ...

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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Cleveland, Lisa J.; Jefferson, Theresa; Harrald, John (2009-10)
    The information presented in this report has been developed to support the Catastrophic Earthquake Planning Scenario workshops held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Four FEMA Regions (Regions IV, V, VI and VII) ...

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  • 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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