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

  • Jeong, Seong-Hoon; Elnashai, Amr S. (2004-03)
    The advancement of seismic assessment of structures depends on three main ingredients, namely advanced and well-controlled testing techniques, accurate analytical simulations and the existence of measured data for ...
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  • Mwafy, A. M.; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-04)
    The study presents a detailed seismic performance assessment of a complex office-designed bridge using state-of-the-art assessment tools and metrics. The impact of design assumptions on the capacity estimates and dynamic ...
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  • Abrams, Daniel P.; Aschheim, Mark; Bodin, P.; Deaton, S.; Dotson, Sue; Frost, D.; Ghosh, S. K.; Horton, S.; Johnston, A.; Nichols, J.; Rossetto, T.; Tuttle, M.; Withers, M. (2001-12)
    The decision to send a team of earthquake engineering researchers and seismologists half way around the world to investigate a tragic earthquake was indeed a difficult one to make considering the circumstances. Logistical ...
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  • Steelman, Joshua; Hajjar, Jerome F. (2008-09)
    A capstone goal of the Memphis Testbed (MTB), and the MAE Center research program in consequence-based risk management, is to complete a detailed study of seismic event effects on the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The ...
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  • Van Arsdale, Roy; Ellis, Michael (2004-02)
    This is a final report that discusses the results of the Mid America Earthquake Center study SG-4 entitled, Characterization of Active Faults in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Part one is entitled Late Cretaceous and ...
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  • LaFore, Susan; Elnashai, Amr S. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-03)
    A seismic loss assessment was conducted for the State of Illinois for the purposes of determining the vulnerable infrastructure elements, prioritizing mitigation efforts in the state, quantifying damage in economic terms, ...
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  • Thermou, Georgia E.; Pantazopoulou, Stavroula J.; Elnashai, Amr S. (2009-05)
    The research carried out in the present report aims at the formulation of a coordinated retrofit strategy for the seismic upgrading of existing reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. The objective is the formulation of ...
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  • Bai, Jong-Wha; Hueste, Mary Beth (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007-01)
    The effectiveness of seismic retrofitting applied to enhance seismic performance was assessed for a five-story reinforced concrete (RC) flat-slab building structure in the central United States. In addition to this, an ...
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  • Burdette, Nicholas J.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Lupoi, Alessio; Sextos, Anastasios G. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2006-12)
    Based on observed damage patterns from previous earthquakes and a rich history of analytical studies, asynchronous input motion has been identified as a major source of unfavorable response for long span structures, such ...
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  • 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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  • Olshansky, Robert B.; Wu, Yueming; French, Steven (University of Illinois, 2004-07)
    The goal of this research project was to provide earthquake loss estimates for two test communities, Carbondale, IL, and Sikeston, MO, using readily available methods. The results must be in a form usable by each community, ...
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  • Gencturk, Bora; Elnashai, Amr S.; Song, Junho (Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2007-08)
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  • Hwang, Howard; Pezeshk, Sharam; Lin, Yang-Wei; He, Jiang; Chiu, Jer-Ming (2001-02)
    This report presents a method for generating synthetic ground motions. In this method, the characteristics of seismic source, path attenuation, and local soil condition are taken into account, when generating synthetic ...
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  • Romero, Salome M.; Rix, Glenn J. (Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2005-03)
    The 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes affected a large area in the Central United States. The seismic hazard is low since large-magnitude earthquakes such as these are infrequent. However, the seismic risk is considerable ...
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  • Jun Hee Kim; Ghaboussi, Jamshid; Elnashai, Amr S. (2010-04-30)
    The analysis of steel and composite frames has traditionally been carried out by idealizing beam-to-column connections as either rigid or pinned. Although some advanced analysis methods have been proposed to account for ...
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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Cleveland, Lisa J.; Jefferson, Theresa; Harrald, John (2008-09-03)
    The region of potential impact due to earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is comprised of eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Moreover, ...
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  • Elnashai, Amr S.; Cleveland, Lisa J.; Jefferson, Theresa; Harrald, John (2009-10)
    The information presented in this report has been developed to support the Catastrophic Earthquake Planning Scenario workshops held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Four FEMA Regions (Regions IV, V, VI and VII) ...
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  • Steelman, Joshua; Song, Junho; Hajjar, Jerome F. (University of Illinois, 2007-01)
    This report documents the integrated flow of data within the Consequence-based Risk Management (CRM) framework established within the Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center for seismic regional loss assessment. This data ...
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  • Sheng-Lin Lin (MAE Center, 2011-05-01)
    This report presents a methodology for the refined, reliable, integrated and versatile assessment of the impact of earthquakes on civil infrastructure systems by using free-field and structural instrumentation as well as ...
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  • French, Steven; Olshansky, Robert B. (2001-01)
    The earthquake hazard in mid-America is characterized by large, but infrequent events. As a result, the level of seismic building design and retrofit is generally thought to be lower than in many other seismically active ...
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