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Proceedings of the Eighth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities and Countermeasures Against Liquefaction
This volume contains the 53 papers presented at the most recent workshop of this US-Japan series addressing earthquake damage to lifelines and advanced technologies for characterizing liquefaction, mitigating risk to ...
Methodologies for Post-Earthquake Building Damage Detection Using SAR and Optical Remote Sensing: Application to the August 17, 1999 Marmara, Turkey Earthquake
Representing the culmination of several years of research, this report addresses the broad objective to identify ways in which post-earthquake response and recovery activities can be improved through the integration of ...
Seismic Behavior of Rail Counterweight Systems of Elevators in Buildings
This report describes an investigation of the seismic performance of elevator systems. The report begins with an overview of elevator systems used in buildings, including various components of the system and their functions. ...
Student Research Accomplishments: 2002-2003
This third issue of the Student Research Accomplishments from the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering (MCEER) features four areas of seismic design and analysis research: structures, bridges, nonstructural ...
Bare Earth Algorithms for Use with SAR and LIDAR Digital Elevation Models
This report is the first of a two-volume series that examines the use of remote sensing technologies in creating building inventories for earthquake loss estimation. The report describes an approach using SAR (synthetic ...
Experimental Investigation of Light-Gauge Steel Plate Shear Walls for the Seismic Retrofit of Buildings
This report presents experimental investigations into the seismic adequacy of steel plate shear walls (SPSW) utilizing light-gauge cold-rolled infill plates as a more viable option for retrofit scenarios. The interest in ...