Collaborative Research: An Innovative Gap Damper to Control Seismic Isolator Displacements in Extreme Earthquakes
The main objective of this project is to develop and test a phased damping device, or "gap damper," to act alongside a base isolation system for buildings or bridges.
This project focuses developing more resilient buildings through the use of self-centering structural systems. This project seeks to better understand the interaction between rocking walls and floor systems through large-scale testing.
You can browse a complete list of past projects using the links on the right.
Curved Bridge Project
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.
Nonstructural Grand Challenge
This project integrates multidisciplinary system-level studies to develop a novel simulation capability and implementation process for enhancing the seismic performance of the ceiling-piping-partition system.