Browse Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Subject "earthquake"

  • Lewis, Amanda L. (2011-05-25)
    Transportation networks are essential for a functional society and are a major component of civil infrastructure. The importance of a functioning network is heightened in a post-earthquake situation. More stress is placed ...

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  • Otsuka, Reece (2014-05-30)
    This thesis presents a technique to determine the effects of an earthquake on road traffic conditions by linking seismic hazard and bridge fragility models with a traffic model and traffic sensor data. Using the earthquake ...

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  • Elnashai, A. S.; Gencturk, B.; Kwon, O. S.; Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Hashash, Y.; Roesler, Jeffery R.; Kim, S. J.; Jeong, S. H.; Dukes, J.; Valdivia, A. (2010-12-31)
    On February 27, 2010 at 03:34 am local time, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.8 struck central Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 8 km off the central region of the Chilean coast. With an ...

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  • Chen, Elisa (2012-05-22)
    The importance of multi-hazard design of structures has emerged in the last decade, as extensive media coverage of natural disasters have increased public awareness of the catastrophic damage that hurricanes and earthquakes ...

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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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  • Yang, Xinyuan (2014-01-16)
    Fragility analysis plays an important role in seismic risk assessment. Current fragility models of buildings are mostly focusing on the as-built condition of the structure while ignoring the possibility of having multiple ...

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  • Di Sarno, Luigi; Elnashai, Amr S.; Manfredi, Gaetano (2010-02-04)
    The present work assesses the seismic response of reinforced concrete (RC) members subjected to horizontal (HGMs) and vertical (VGMs) ground motions recorded during the 2009 L’Aquila (Italy) earthquake. Normalized axial ...

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