Browse Research and Publications - Mid-America Earthquake Center by Title

  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Cleveland, Lisa J.; Jefferson, Theresa; Harrald, John (2008-09-03)
    The region of potential impact due to earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is comprised of eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Moreover, ...

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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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  • Steelman, Joshua; Song, Junho; Hajjar, Jerome F. (University of Illinois, 2007-01)
    This report documents the integrated flow of data within the Consequence-based Risk Management (CRM) framework established within the Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center for seismic regional loss assessment. This data ...

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  • Sheng-Lin Lin (MAE Center, 2011-05-01)
    This report presents a methodology for the refined, reliable, integrated and versatile assessment of the impact of earthquakes on civil infrastructure systems by using free-field and structural instrumentation as well as ...

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  • French, Steven; Olshansky, Robert B. (2001-01)
    The earthquake hazard in mid-America is characterized by large, but infrequent events. As a result, the level of seismic building design and retrofit is generally thought to be lower than in many other seismically active ...

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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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  • Olson, Scott Michael (2002-12)
    The primary objective of this study was to develop simple, empirical tools to evaluate liquefaction problems in level and sloping ground. The proposed correlations and procedures are particularly useful as screening tools ...

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  • Chang, Liang; Song, Junho (2007-11-26)
    Urban infrastructure systems such as utility networks for electricity-, water-, sewage- and gas-services, transportation systems and telecommunication networks are critical backbones of modern societies. However, these ...

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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Gencturk, B.; Kwon, O.S.; Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Hashash, Y.; Roesler, Jeffery R.; Kim, S.J.; Jeong, Seong-Hoon; 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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  • Kim, Sang-Cheol; White, Donald W. (2003-11-04)
    In current practice, many approaches for building structural analysis focus on two-dimensional and/or linear elastic idealizations of the response. Nevertheless, the earthquake behavior of low-rise shear wall buildings ...

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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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  • Wissawapaisal, Chatdanai; Aschheim, Mark (2000-09)
    The transverse response of short bridges is often critical to their seismic performance. When transverse displacements are large, damage to substructure columns may occur, often in the form of plastic hinges, shear ...

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  • Gencturk, Bora; Elnashai, Amr S. (MAE Center, 2011-07-01)
    Although seismic safety remains a major concern of society--and unfortunately this observation has been underpinned by recent earthquakes--economy and sustainability in seismic design are growing issues that the engineering ...

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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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  • Franklin, Shaun; Lynch, Jaret; Abrams, Daniel P. (2003-10)
    The masonry structures built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were designed with empirical equations derived from construction practice (Heyman, 1995). Many of these structures are still standing ...

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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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