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NEESR-CR: Design of soil and structure compatible yielding to improve system performance

Project funded by:   NSF CMMI-0936503 (2009)

PI: Bruce Kutter, UC Davis
Co-PIs: Sashi Kunnath(UC Davis) , Tara Hutchinson(UC San Diego) , Mark Aschheim(Santa Clara University)
Hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives are at risk when a major earthquake shakes a metropolitan area. Building damage or collapse is one of the primary contributors to the risk. Huge investments are being made to improve performance... (more)

Project Links

NEES Hub: http://nees.org/warehouse/project/732

Experiments: Testing in progress

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