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

  • 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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  • Acar, Fikri (Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois, 2009-08)
    A number of destructive earthquakes have occurred in the central United States on the New Madrid Fault at the beginning of the 19th century. In the eight central U.S. states included in this investigation, rivers intersect ...

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  • Song, Junho; Ok, Seung-Yong; Chang, Liang (2008-05)
    Risk assessment of urban infrastructure networks under natural and man-made hazards is often performed by repeated computational simulations based on random samples of hazard scenarios and corresponding component status. ...

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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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  • DesRoches, Reginald; Leon, Roberto T.; Dyke, Shirley (2003-12)
    The goal of this study is to evaluate the seismic vulnerability of typical bridges in Mid-America and explore economical methods for modifying their seismic response. The emphasis in this thesis is on superstructure ...

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  • Kim, Sung Jig; Elnashai, Amr S. (2008-12)
    This report presents an investigation of the effect of vertical ground motion on RC structures studied through a combined analytical-experimental research approach. The analytical study investigated the effect of vertical ...

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  • Kornkasem, Wanchalearm; Foutch, D.A.; Long, James H. (2003-11)
    An analytical technique of integrating a bridge structure and its soil-foundation system into the complete global model is proposed for seismic soil-structure interaction analysis of pile -supported bridges. A simple yet ...

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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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  • Hwang, Howard; Liu, Jing Bo; Chiu, Yi-Huei (2001-07)
    Past earthquakes, such as the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake in Japan, and the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan, have demonstrated that bridges are ...

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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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  • Ramamoorthy, Sathish K.; Gardoni, Paolo; Bracci, Joseph M. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    Gravity load designed (GLD) reinforced concrete (RC) buildings represent a common type of construction in the Mid-America Region. These buildings have limited lateral resistance and are susceptible to story mechanisms ...

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  • Kim, Young-Suk; Spencer, Billie F., Jr.; Song, Junho; Elnashai, Amr S.; Stokes, Ty (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    Lifeline systems such as transportation and utility networks consist of numerous structural components which are spatially distributed and mutually interdependent. The damage to a particular system caused by natural or ...

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  • Peralta, David F.; Bracci, Joseph M.; Hueste, Mary Beth (2003-02-04)
    The objective of this research was to experimentally and analytically investigate the behavior of existing rehabilitated floor and roof wood diaphragms under in-plane lateral loads. The study focused on wood diaphragms ...

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  • Grubbs, Amber J.; Hueste, Mary Beth; Bracci, Joseph M. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-05)
    This research focused on evaluating the seismic performance of existing and rehabilitated wood floor and roof diaphragms in typical pre-1950’s, unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings found in the Central and Eastern portions ...

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  • DiSarno, 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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  • DiSarno, Luigi; Elnashai, Amr S. (2002-09)
    This report provides criteria to evaluate the performance of existing buildings with steel and composite structures, either framed or braced. It also presents a comprehensive review of rehabilitation strategies to retrofit ...

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  • Erberik, M. Altug; Elnashai, Amr S. (2003-12)
    The study has three main objectives. The first objective is to investigate the fragility of flat-slab reinforced concrete systems. Developing the fragility information of flat-slab construction will be a novel achievement ...

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  • Hebeler, Gregory L.; Rix, Glenn J. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-01)
    The focus of the current study was to develop improved experimental and analytical methods to increase the applicability and accuracy of seismic surface wave testing for use in geotechnical site characterization. The ...

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  • Schneider, James A.; Mayne, Paul W. (2000-07)
    The Mid-America earthquake region is now recognized as containing significant seismic hazards from historically-large events that were centered near New Madrid, MO in 1811 and 1812 and Charleston, SC in 1886. Large events ...

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  • Chang, Liang; Song, Junho (2006-12)
    The Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) center aims to treat various uncertainties inherent in its Consequence-based Risk Management (CRM) in a systematic manner. In order to achieve this goal, a Task Group on Interdisciplinary ...

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