Browse Research and Publications - Mid-America Earthquake Center by Subject "Seismic"

  • Park, Duhee; Hashash, Youssef M.A. (University of Illinois, 2004-10)
    This report describes the development of a new one-dimensional nonlinear site response model and application of the model in probabilistic hazard analysis of the Mississippi embayment (ME) for estimation of depth dependent ...

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  • Kwon, Oh-Sung; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-09)
    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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  • 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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  • 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, Jr., Billie F.; 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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  • 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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  • 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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