Student Research Accomplishments: 2000-2001
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Since its inception, MCEER has included student efforts throughout its research program in earthquake engineering and earthquake hazards mitigation. Many former students are now in academia, professional practice or government agencies applying knowledge gained during their exposure to MCEER research. This first issue of the Student Research Accomplishments features the work of some of MCEER’s current students. Topics range from traditional civil and lifeline engineering to applications of advanced technologies to social impacts and economic modeling. Full-length papers offered in this volume include: Active Structural Control Verification by using Real-Time Structural Simulator; Sliding Fragility of Restrained Block-type Nonstructural Components under Seismic Base Excitations; Estimating Indirect Economic Losses from Electricity Lifeline Disruption Following Catastrophic Earthquake in Memphis, TN; Developments of Engineered Cementitious Composite Materials for Seismic Strengthening and Retrofit Applications; Optimal Design of Added Energy Dissipation Devices based on Building Performance Objectives; Fiber Reinforced Composites for Advanced Seismic Performance of Water Supplies; Fragility Curves for Non-structural Systems; Urban Damage Assessment from Remotely Sensed Images; Compressive Load and Buckling Response of Steel Pipelines during Earthquakes.