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Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation of Axially Loaded Steel Built-up Laced Members
The objective of this report’s research is to provide additional knowledge on the seismic behavior of laced or built-up braced members. This study reviews historical design provisions and steel design textbooks published ...
Scissor-Jack-Damper Energy Dissipation System
This report describes an energy dissipation system configuration that extends the utility of fluid viscous damping devices to structural systems that are characterized by small interstory drifts and velocities. The geometry ...
Student Research Accomplishments: 2003-2004
This fifth 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 ...
Lung Cancer Symptom Scale (LCSS)
The LCSS is designed as a site-specific measure of quality of life (QL), particularly for use in clinical trials.
MCEER/NHRAIC Response to Hurricane Charley: Collection of Satellite-Reference Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of Hurricane Charley
This field campaign was undertaken in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley. It presented the research team with a unique opportunity to collect perishable damage survey data that will support subsequent research aimed at ...
Experimental Study of Seismic Isolation Systems with Emphasis on Secondary System Response and Verification of Accuracy of Dynamic Response History Analysis Methods
This combined experimental and analytical study provides an assessment of the validity and accuracy of analysis methods commonly used for seismically isolated structures, emphasizing secondary system response, contemporary ...
Evaluation of Accuracy of Simplified Methods of Analysis and Design of Buildings with Damping Systems for Near-Fault and for Soft-Soil Seismic Motions
The effect of near-field and soft-soil ground motions on structures with viscous-damping systems was examined. Damping modification factors for damping ratios up to 100% of critical were obtained for sets of near-field ...
Shorter symptom assessment instruments: the Condensed Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (CMSAS).
(Cancer Investigation, 2004)
A condensed version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale was developed to assess the quality of life among patients who suffer cancer-related symptoms with focusing on 14 items (symptoms) instead of the short form that ...
Caregiver Pain Medicine Questionnaire (CPMQ).
(Journal of Pain Symptom Management, 2004)
The caregiver pain medicine questionnaire developed to address barriers in dealing and managing pain among patients' caregivers.
Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Steel Truss Piers Using a Controlled Rocking Approach
This report investigates a seismic retrofit technique for steel truss bridge piers that allows pier rocking by using passive energy dissipation devices implemented at the anchorage location to control the rocking response. ...