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Nonstructural Components

Publications on nonstructural components include analytical and experimental studies of many types of building contents, such as mechanical and electrical equipment, architectural components, piping and ceiling systems.

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Experimental Seismic Study of Pressurized Fire Sprinkler Piping Systems

Y. Tian, A. Filiatrault and G. Mosqueda; MCEER-13-0001; 4/8/2013; 404 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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Assessment of Floor Accelerations in Yielding Buildings

J.D. Wieser, G. Pekcan, A.E. Zahgi, A.M. Itani and E.M. Maragakis; MCEER-12-0008; 10/5/2012; 266 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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A Numerical Model for Capturing the In-Plane Seismic Response of Interior Metal Stud Partition Walls

R.L. Wood and T.C. Hutchinson; MCEER-12-0007; 9/12/2012; 182 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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Bayesian Fragility for Nonstructural Systems

C.H. Lee and M.D. Grigoriu; MCEER-12-0006; 9/12/2012; 78 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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Experimental Seismic Evaluation, Model Parameterization and Effects of Cold-Formed Steel-Framed Gypsum Partition Walls on the Seismic Performance of an Essential Facility

R. Davies, R. Retamales, G. Mosqueda and A. Filiatrault; MCEER-11-0005; 10/12/2011; 218 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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Modeling and Seismic Evaluation of Nonstructural Components: Testing Frame for Experimental Evaluation of Suspended Ceiling Systems

A.M. Reinhorn, K.P. Ryu and G. Maddaloni; MCEER-10-0004; 6/30/2010; 182 pages; To learn more about the NEESNonstructural Project, click here.


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New Experimental Capabilities and Loading Protocols for Seismic Qualification and Fragility Assessment of Nonstructural Systems

R. Retamales, G. Mosqueda, A. Filiatrault and A.M. Reinhorn; MCEER-08-0026; 11/24/2008; 350 pages;


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Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Hospital Piping Subassemblies

E.R. Goodwin, E.M. Maragakis and A.M. Itani; MCEER-07-0013; 9/4/2007; 200 pages;


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Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction for Rigid Blocks

C. Kafali, S. Fathali, M. Grigoriu and A. Whittaker; MCEER-07-0001; 3/20/2007; 104 pages;


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Seismic Fragility of Suspended Ceiling Systems

H. Badillo-Almaraz, A.S. Whittaker, A.M. Reinhorn and G.P. Cimellaro; MCEER-06-0001; 2/4/2006; 252 pages;


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Simulation of Strong Ground Motions for Seismic Fragility Evaluation of Nonstructural Components in Hospitals

A. Wanitkorkul and A. Filiatrault; MCEER-05-0005; 5/26/2005; 206 pages;


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Experimental Study of Seismic Isolation Systems with Emphasis on Secondary System Response and Verification of Accuracy of Dynamic Response History Analysis Methods

E.D. Wolff, M.C. Constantinou; MCEER-04-0001; 1/16/2004; 158 pages; The experimental results, sample input files, and analytical vs. experimental response from SAP2000 and 3D-BASIS-ME can be downloaded from here.


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Sensitivity Analysis of Dynamic Systems Subjected to Seismic Loads

C. Roth and M. Grigoriu; MCEER-01-0003; 9/18/2001; 240 pages;


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Sliding Fragility of Unrestrained Equipment in Critical Facilities

W.H. Chong, T.T. Soong; MCEER-00-0005; 6/28/2000; 140 pages;


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Nonstructural Damage Database

A. Kao, T.T. Soong and A. Vender; MCEER-99-0014; 7/23/1999; 72 pages; The nonstructural components database (as of September 1999) in WinZip Access format can be downloaded from here.


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Seismic Reliability Assessment of Critical Facilities: A Handbook, Supporting Documentation, and Model Code Provisions

G.S. Johnson, R.E. Sheppard, M.D. Quilici, S.J. Eder and C.R. Scawthorn; MCEER-99-0008; 4/12/1999; 392 pages;


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Appropriate Seismic Reliability for Critical Equipment Systems - Recommendations Based on Regional Analysis of Financial and Life Loss

K.Porter, C.Scawthorn, C.Taylor, N.Blais; MCEER-98-0016; 11/10/1998; 116 pages; An inventory of taxable high-rise buildings in San Francisco (as of January 1997) in spreadsheet format (Excel 97 and Lotus 1-2-3 version 3, leaf "Inventory" or "B" respectively) can be downloaded from here.


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Study of Seismic Isolation Systems for Computer Floors

V.Lambrou, M.C.Constantinou; NCEER-94-0020; 7/19/1994; 216 pages;


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Seismic Vulnerability of Equipment in Critical Facilities: Life-Safety and Operational Consequences

K.Porter, G.Johnson, M.Zadeh, C.Scawthorn, S.Eder; NCEER-93-0022; 11/24/1993; 380 pages;


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An Energy Approach to Seismic Analysis and Design of Secondary Systems

G.Chen, T.T.Soong; NCEER-93-0014; 8/6/1993; 252 pages;


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Simplified Procedures for Seismic Design of Nonstructural Components and Assessment of Current Code Provisions

M.P.Singh, L.E.Suarez, E.E.Matheau, G.O.Maldonado; NCEER-93-0013; 8/4/1993; 200 pages;


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Seismic Testing of Installation Methods for Computers and Data Processing Equipment

K.Kosar, T.T.Soong, K.L.Shen, J.A.Holung, Y.K.Lin; NCEER-93-0007; 4/12/1993; 148 pages;


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Assessment of the 1991 NEHRP Provisions for Nonstructural Components and Recommended Revisions

T.Soong, G.Chen, Z.Wu, R-H.Zhang, M.Grigoriu; NCEER-93-0003; 3/1/1993; 128 pages;


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Study of Wire Rope Systems for Seismic Protection of Equipment in Buildings

G.F.Demetriades, M.C.Constantinou, A.M.Reinhorn; NCEER-92-0012; 5/20/1992; 164 pages;


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Secondary Systems in Base-Isolated Structures: Experimental Investigation, Stochastic Response and Stochastic Sensitivity

G.D.Manolis, G.Juhn, M.C.Constantinou, A.M.Reinhorn; NCEER-90-0013; 7/1/1990; 200 pages;


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Nonnormal Secondary Response Due To Yielding in a Primary Structure

D.C.K.Chen, L.D.Lutes; NCEER-90-0002; 2/28/1990; 130 pages;


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Random Vibration and Reliability Analysis of Primary-Secondary Structural Systems

Y.Ibrahim, M.Grigoriu, T.T.Soong; NCEER-89-0031; 11/10/1989; 76 pages;


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Seismic Behavior and Response Sensitivity of Secondary Structural Systems

Y.Q.Chen, T.T.Soong; NCEER-89-0030; 10/23/1989; 178 pages;


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ARMA Monte Carlo Simulation in Probabilistic Structural Analysis

P.D.Spanos, M.P.Mignolet; NCEER-89-0016; 7/10/1989; 40 pages;


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Hysteretic Columns Under Random Excitations

G.Q.Cai, Y.K.Lin; NCEER-89-0003; 1/9/1989; 48 pages;


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A New Solution Technique for Randomly Excited Hysteretic Structures

G.Q. Cai, Y.K. Lin; NCEER-88-0012; 5/16/1988; 56 pages;


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Seismic Floor Response Spectra for a Combined System by Green's Functions

F.M. LaVelle, L.A. Bergman, P.D. Spanos; NCEER-88-0011; 5/1/1988; 46 pages;


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Stochastic Finite Element Expansion for Random Media

P.D. Spanos, R. Ghanem; NCEER-88-0005; 3/14/1988; 46 pages;


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Iterative Seismic Analysis of Primary-Secondary Systems

A. Singhal, L.D. Lutes and P.D. Spanos; NCEER-88-0004; 2/23/1988; 70 pages;


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Substructuring Techniques in the Time Domain for Primary-Secondary Structural Systems

G.D. Manolis and G. Juhn; NCEER-88-0003; 2/10/1988; 72 pages;


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A Nonstationary Solution in Random Vibration Theory

J.R. Red-Horse and P.D. Spanos; NCEER-87-0020; 11/3/1987; 46 pages;


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Frequency Response of Secondary Systems Under Seismic Excitation

J.A. HoLung, J. Cai and Y.K. Lin; NCEER-87-0013; 7/31/1987; 98 pages;