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

  • Fahnestock, Larry A.; Hashash, Youssef M.A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2016-12)
    The April 25, 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake (M7.8) and its related aftershocks had a devastating impact on Nepal. The earthquake sequence resulted in nearly 9,000 deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and left hundreds ...

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  • Yoon, Hyungchul; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2016-12)
    The concept of Smart Cities has been introduced to categorize a vast area of activities to enhance the quality of life of citizens. A central feature of these activities is the pervasive use of Information and Communication ...

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  • Spencer, Billie F., Jr.; Gardoni, Paolo (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-08)
    This special issue of Smart Structures and Systems (SSS) is dedicated to Dr. Yozo Fujino to celebrate his outstanding and innovative contributions to structural engineering during his career. The papers in this issue present ...

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  • Wierschem, Nicholas E.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-09)
    Nonlinear energy sinks (NESs) have been proposed as a practical and robust means of passively protecting buildings structures subjected to extreme transient loads. NESs are a type of passive attachment that differentiate ...

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  • Sim, Sung-Han; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-06)
    Wireless Smart Sensor Networks (WSSNs) facilitates a new paradigm to structural identification and monitoring for civil infrastructure. Conventionally, wired sensors and central data acquisition systems have been used to ...

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  • Kim, Robin E.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-09)
    Railroad bridges form an integral part of railway infrastructure in the USA, carrying approximately 40 % of the ton-miles of freight. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) forecasts current rail tonnage to increase up ...

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  • Asai, Takehiko; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-08)
    Destructive seismic events continue to demonstrate the importance of mitigating these hazards to building structures. To protect buildings from such extreme dynamic events, structural control has been considered one of the ...

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  • Spencer, Billie F., Jr.; Moreu, Fernando; Kim, Robin E. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-06)
    This report describes research results using wireless smart sensors to develop a cost-effective, practical, and portable structural health monitoring system for railroad bridges in North America. The system is designed for ...

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  • Moreu, Fernando; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-06)
    To increase overall profitability, add capacity to rail operations, and comply with new federal regulations on bridge safety, North American railroads are exploring means to improve the management of their bridge networks. ...

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  • Li, Jian; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-05)
    Fragility functions are one of the key technical ingredients in seismic risk assessment. The derivation of fragility functions has been extensively studied in the past; however, large uncertainties still exist, mainly due ...

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  • Jo, Hongki; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-05)
    Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in the wireless smart sensor (WSS) technology to monitor civil infrastructures, shifting focus away from traditional wired methods. Successful implementations of such WSS ...

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  • Jang, Shin Ae; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-05)
    Structural health monitoring (SHM) has drawn significant attention in recent decades because of its potential to reduce maintenance costs and increase the reliability of structures. An important class of structures that ...

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  • Giles, Ryan K.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2015-06)
    The bridge stock across the United States is ageing, with many bridges approaching the end of their design life. The situation is so dire that the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s bridges a grade of ...

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  • Denavit, Mark D.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014-07)
    Steel-concrete composite frames are seeing increased use in practice. Their excellent structural characteristics, including high strength, stiffness, and ductility, make them an appealing option for many building configurations. ...

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  • Linderman, Lauren E.; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2014-01)
    Structural control techniques are an alternative approach to protect structures from natural hazards that continue to plague our nation’s infrastructure. Due to their onboard sensing, communication, and computational ...

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  • Moreu, Fernando; LaFave, James M. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2012-10)
    Railroad infrastructure must be maintained safely and reliably for both owners and users. Railroad bridge expenditures in particular represent about 10% of the annual capital investment for Class I railroads in the United ...

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  • 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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  • Nagayama, Tomonori; Spencer, Billie F., Jr. (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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  • Kozak, Derek L.; Luo, Jie; Olson, Scott M.; LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-09)
    The lack of ground motion time history records with a 1000-year return period hazard for Central North America (CNA) often requires earthquake engineering researchers in the area to develop ground motions of their own. ...

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