Latest Seismic analysis Stories

2011-09-14 11:48:16

As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch–an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene–building researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warn that a double whammy of seismic and wind hazards can increase the risk of structural damage to as much as twice the level implied in building codes. This is because current codes consider natural hazards individually, explains NIST's Dat Duthinh, a research structural engineer. So, if...

2011-04-15 00:00:29

The AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel (CPRP) includes ConXtech's revolutionary building technology in the 2010 Seismic Design Manual. Hayward, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 ConXtech Inc. announced today that its ConXL structural steel connection has been formally prequalified as a SMF connection after an arduous review process conducted by the AISC 358 Connection Prequalification Review Panel (CPRP). ConXL will be Chapter 10 in the "Prequalified Connections for Special and...

2009-12-16 08:44:12

Sprays of dirt flew out of a soil box that held a retaining wall as it violently shook from a simulated 7.4 magnitude earthquake. The wall was put to test recently by engineers at the UC San Diego Englekirk Structural Engineering Center, which has the largest outdoor shake table in the United States.  During the first series of tests, led by Dawn Cheng, a UCSD engineering alumna and now a civil engineering professor at UC Davis, researchers investigated the seismic response of a...

2009-07-09 16:10:00

A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.Symans is among the team of researchers who will converge in the Japanese city of Miki to perform the largest earthquake simulation ever attempted on a wooden structure. The multi-university team, led by Colorado State University,  has placed a seven-story building "” loaded with sensing equipment and...

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