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University California Berkeley - San Francisco

Graham Brown is having a meeting at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research centre (PEER) at UC Berkeley, with Professor Khalid Mosalem and Shakhzod Takhirov of NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) and Wesley Neighbour the PEER Shaking Table test manager. Wes advises Graham as he arrives that he will be able to witness a big test at something equivalent to a quake of magnitude 8.3.

It is a humbling experience to see a large scale generator and cabin thrown around as if they were toys and a real awakener to the importance of this project and our work. Khalid reveals something of the 30 years of research in developing digital simulation modelling programs to enable small inputs from actual shaking test elements to be fed into digital models of complete buildings to determine actual performance of a building in earthquake conditions. It is remarkable work.
March 08, 2011  |  Article ID: 150  |  « Prev   |   Next »
Tags: Haiti | 2011 | Projects 
Graham reveals the nature and strengths of the Reciprocal Frame and the intentions within the project for Haiti. Enthusiastic conversations take us to the place where were it is clear that this is a good research project for NEES and we are planning our next steps.

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