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Simulation of the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Systems


NEES Nonstructural -
Simulation of the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Systems

Produced by CUREE for the NSF funded NEES Nonstructural Grand Challenge Project. This five-part video provides an overview of the entire project, including interviews with project managers, as well as many of the students who participated on this project.

PART 1 - Overview (featuring Professor Manos Maragakis, PI for this project) - Total Time: 2:04

PART 2 - Experimental Simulations - Total Time: 4:06

Professor André Filiatrault talks about the experimental studies portion of the NEES Nonstructural project. Examples of ceiling, piping, and partition (wall) testing are shown.

PART 3 - Experiment-based Simulations - Total Time: 2:08

Professor Tara Hutchinson talks about Experiment-based Simulations and how they relate to System- and Component-level experiments.

PART 4 - Student Participation - Total Time: 6:40

Student researchers talk about their experiences working on the NEES Nonstructural Project.

PART 5 - Practicing Engineers - Total Time: 2:10

Bill Holmes, S.E. (Rutherford & Chekene) discusses the outcomes of the NEES Nonstructural Project and its impact on the practicing engineering community.

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