This Grand Challenge project integrates multidisciplinary system-level studies that develop, for the first time, a simulation capability and implementation process for enhancing the seismic performance of the ceiling-piping-partition system. A comprehensive experimental program uses the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and the University at Buffalo (UB) NEES Equipment Sites to conduct subsystem and system-level full-scale experiments.
You can browse a complete list of past projects using the links on the right.
The curved bridge project tested nine different configurations to investigate the seismic effects of multi-span curved bridges using a 2/5 scale model of a three-span bridge.
Next Project: Rocking Walls
The NEES@University of Nevada, Reno equipment site is funded in part by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award Number CMMI-0927178.