Performance of Modern RC Frames

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Benchmarking Performance of Modern Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings (2007)

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Project goals and Personal Contributions:

Use structural response data produced in my Ph.D. thesis to predict the economic losses that will be incurred in new building in the next large earthquake.  My contribution to this was to complete the nonlinear dynamic structural analysis, work with those doing loss modeling (at Stanford University), and help supervise an undergraduate student working on the project (Jackie Steiner, a CSUC student who worked at Stanford University during the summer of 2007).

Develop a website to disseminate the research findings and data from my Ph.D. thesis (being done under my direct supervision).