Student Research Accomplishments: 2001-2002
Edited by Diego Lopez Garcia
MCEER, University at Buffalo
This second issue of the Student Research Accomplishments from the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering (MCEER) features three areas of research: seismic evaluation and retrofit of lifeline systems, seismic retrofit of acute care facilities, and earthquake response and recovery. Full-length papers offered in this volume include: On the Calibration of the Specific Barrier Model to Eastern North America Earthquakes; On Seismic Source Spectra from Complex Earthquakes; Analytical Study on Rehabilitation of Critical Electric Power System Components; Steel Truss Bridge Braced Pier and Substructure, Assessment of Performance of Bolu Viaduct in the 1999 Duzce Earthquake; Displacement Estimates in Isolated Bridge Structures; Plastic Analysis and Design of Steel Plate Shear Walls, A Combined Honeycomb and Solid Viscoelastic Material for Structural Damping Applications; Ductile Fiber Reinforced Panels for Seismic Retrofit; Development of a Benchmark Model for Irregular Structures; A Strategy for the Optimization of Damper Configurations Based on Building Performance Indices; Probabilistic Evaluation of the Separation Distance Between Adjacent Systems; Experimental Investigation of P-Delta Effects to Collapse During Earthquakes; Investigation of Principal Axes in a Linear MDOF Structure; MCEER Hospital Demonstration Project; The Impact of the Y2K Threat on Hospital Emergency Preparedness; Elements of Community Resilience in the World Trade Center Attack; Analysis of a Damaged Building Near Ground Zero.
Seismic evaluation. Lifelines. Critical facilities. Electric power systems. Birdges. Seismic performance. Damping. Seismic retrofit. Irregular structures. Complex earthquakes. Emergency preparedness. Sliding bearings. Existing structures.