Browse Newmark Structural Laboratory Report Series (NSEL Report Series ISSN 1940-9826) by Title

  • Phillips, Brian M.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2012-08)
    Extreme dynamic events continue to demonstrate the fragility of civil infrastructure worldwide. Over the years, design codes and computational tools have come to reflect an improved understanding of dynamic loads and ...
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  • Carrion, Juan E.; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Experimental testing is an essential tool for understanding how structures respond to extreme events, thus allowing the design and construction of safer structures. Methods currently used to determine the behavior of ...
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  • Chang, Chia-Ming; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2011-05)
    Structural control technology has been widely accepted as an effective means for the protection of structures against seismic hazards. Passive base isolation is one of the common structural control techniques used to enhance ...
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  • Nakata, Narutoshi; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Hybrid simulation is an effective method for the assessment of the seismic response of structures, combining laboratory testing, computational simulation, and numerical time-step integration of the equations of motion. ...
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  • Xu, Daqing; Hjelmstad, Keith D. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Contact analysis is an important branch of solid mechanics. Numerical simulation using the finite element method has become the dominant approach recently because of the high nonlinearity of contact problems. In the ...
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  • Zhu, Jinying (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Elastic wave-based non-destructive test (NDT) methods are effective for detecting flaws in concrete structures. With the recent developments in computing hardware and software, imaging techniques have become very popular ...
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  • Hall, Kerry S.; Eatherton, Matthew R.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-10)
    This report summarizes the results of a parametric study of a controlled rocking seismic lateral resistance system that includes two steel braced frames linked by replaceable energy dissipating fuses that are engaged by ...
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  • Denavit, Mark D.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-03)
    Accurate nonlinear formulations are necessary for the assessment of structures under seismic and other extreme loading. In this work, a three-dimensional distributed plasticity beam element formulation for circular ...
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  • Nagle, Thomas J.; Kuchma, Daniel A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    Code based shear design provisions principally use a sectional force design procedure in which it is assumed that plane sections remain plane. However, the shear capacity of a member may be limited by other shear related ...
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  • Andrews, Blake M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Song, Junho (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-07 (o)
    Buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) have recently become popular in the United States for use as primary members of seismic lateral-force-resisting systems. A BRB is a steel brace that does not buckle in compression but ...
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  • Kwon, Oh-Sung; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-12)
    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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  • Linderman, Lauren E.; Mechitov, Kirill A.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2011-06)
    Wireless smart sensor networks have become an attractive alternative to traditional wired sensor systems in order to reduce implementation costs of structural health monitoring systems. The onboard sensing, computation, ...
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  • Kim, Young-Suk; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-01)
    Transportation and utility networks (e.g., water delivery, power, and oil systems) are essential in the support of all economic and social activity of an industrialized region. The functional loss of this critical urban ...
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  • Reneckis, Dziugas; LaFave, James M. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009-08)
    A study was conducted on the out-of-plane seismic performance of anchored brick veneer with wood-frame backup wall systems, to evaluate prescriptive design requirements and current construction practices. Prescriptive ...
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  • Sun, Shaoyun; Kuchma, Daniel A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-11)
    The current shear design provisions of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications limit the concrete compressive strength to 10 ksi due to a lack of experimental evidence for their extension to high strength concrete. ...
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  • Miller, Timothy I.; Spencer, Jr., Billie F.; Li, Jian; Jo, Hongki (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-05)
    Civil infrastructure is the backbone of modern society; maintaining this infrastructure is critical for a healthy society. Wireless smart sensors (WSSs) provide an effective means to monitor the performance of buildings ...
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  • Gao, Yong; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-05)
    Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an emerging field in civil engineering, offering the potential for continuous and periodic assessment of the safety and integrity of civil infrastructure. Based on knowledge of the ...
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  • Nagayama, Tomonori; Spencer, Jr., Billie F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007-11 (o)
    Industrialized nations have a huge investment in the pervasive civil infrastructure on which our lives rely. To properly manage this infrastructure, its condition or serviceability should be reliably assessed. For condition ...
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  • Gourley, Brett C.; Tort, Cenk; Denavit, Mark D.; Schiller, Paul H.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2008-04)
    A significant amount of research has been conducted worldwide on the behavior of concrete filled steel tubes (CFTs) in the past five decades. This report provides a summary of the behavior and experimental work of concrete ...
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  • Spencer, Billie F., Jr.; Yun, Chung-Bang (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-06)
    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) using wireless sensor technology (WST) has emerged as a promising solution to challenges associated with the declining state of aging civil infrastructure. Successful implementation of ...
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