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Articles on Hospital Research

Research Progress and Accomplishments Articles

Development of Semi-Active (Variable Passive) Structural Control System (1997-1999) (pdf 0.58 mb)

George C. Lee, Zhong Liang and Mai Tong

Seismic Response Modification of Structural and Nonstructural Systems and Components in Acute Care Facilities (2003-2004) (pdf 2.14 mb)

Amjad Aref, Michel Bruneau, Michael Constantinou, Andre Filiatrault (Coordinating Author), George C. Lee, Andrei Reinhorn, and Andrew Whittaker

Organizational Decision Making with Respect to Extreme Events: Healthcare Organizations Respond to California's SB 1953 (2003-2004) (pdf 0.42 mb)

William J. Petak and Daniel J. Alesch

Evolutionary Methodologies for Decision Support (2003-2004) (pdf 1.42 mb)

Gary Dargush, Mark Green, Yunli Wang and Yufeng Hu

Advanced Technologies for Response Modification of Hospital Buildings (2001-2003) (pdf 2.92 mb)

Michel Bruneau (Coordinating Author), Andrei M. Reinhorn, Amjad Aref, Sarah L. Billington, Michael C. Constantinou, George C. Lee and Andrew S. Whittaker

Decision Models: Approaches for Achieving Seismic Resilience (2001-2003) (pdf 2.55 mb)

Daniel J. Alesch (Coordinating Author), Gary F. Dargush, Mircea Grigoriu, William J. Petak and Detlof vonWinterfeldt

Developing an Integrated System for Seismic Risk of Critical Hospital Facilities (2001-2003) (pdf 0.79 mb)

George C. Lee, Masanobu Shinozuka and Mai Tong

Overcoming Obstacles to Implementation: Addressing Political, Institutional and Behavioral Problems in Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Policies (2000-2001) (pdf 0.19 mb)

Daniel J. Alesch and William J. Petak

Analysis, Testing and Initial Recommendations on Collapse Limit States of Frames (2000-2001) (pdf 0.43 mb)

Darren Vian

Centrifuge-Based Evaluation of Pile Foundation Response to Lateral Spreading and Mitigation Strategies (2000-2001) (pdf 0.43 mb)

Ricardo Dobry

Analysis and Design of Buildings with Added Energy Dissipation Systems (2000-2001) (pdf 1 mb)

Michael C. Constantinou

Retrofit Strategies For Hospitals in in the Eastern United States (2000-2001) (pdf 0.25 mb)

George C. Lee

Passive Site Remediation for Mitigation of Liquefaction Risk (2000-2001) (pdf 0.21 mb)

Patricia M. Gallagher and James K. Mitchell

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of the Ataturk International Airport Terminal Building (2000-2001) (pdf 0.44 mb)

Michael C. Constantinou

Development of Fragility Information for Structures and Nonstructural Components (1999-2000) (pdf 0.47 mb)

Masanobu Shinozuka

Damage to Critical Facilities Following the 921 Chi-Chi,Taiwan Earthquake (1999-2000) (pdf 0.24 mb)

Tsu T. Soong (Coordinating Author)

MCEER Bulletin Articles

Seismic Testing of a Self-Centering Post-Tensioned (Summer 2007)

MCEER Researchers & Partners Team up for Seminar on Seismic Protection of Piping (Summer 2007)

MCEER’s ASHRAE Consortium Investigates Performance of Roof-Top Air Handling Units (Summer 2007)

Nonstructural Components Simulator to Launch in Fall 2007 (Summer 2007)

Decision Support Tools Aid Hospital Administrators (Spring 2006)

Partners' Participation Adds to Coordination of MCEER Hospital Research (Spring 2006)

MCEER Delivers Seminar to OSHPD Engineers (Spring 2005)

MCEER’s Research on Nonstructural Components Featured at ATC-29-2 Seminar (Spring 2004)

Strategic Partnerships Network Welcomes Structural Control Partners (Fall 2000) (pdf: 0.06 mb)

Team Develops Seismic Upgrade for Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Terminal (Spring 2000) (pdf: 0.16 mb)

Student Research Accomplishments Articles

Seismic Response of Hybrid Systems with Metallic and Viscous Dampers (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.62 MB)

Ramiro E. Vargas, University at Buffalo; advisor, M. Bruneau

The Double Concave Friction Pendulum Bearing (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.9 MB)

Daniel Fenz, University at Buffalo; advisor, M. Constantinou

Estimation of Kinetic Friction Coefficient for Sliding Rigid Block Nonstructural Components (2004-2005)  (PDF: 0.66 MB)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell Univesity; advisor, M. Grigoriu

Changing the Paradigm for Performance-Based Design (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.27 MB)

Michael Astrella, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew Whittaker

Global Fragility Evaluation of Health Care Facilities with Structural and Nonstructural Components (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.29 MB)

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Evolutionary Methodologies for Decision Support (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.22 MB)

Yufeng Hu, University at Buffalo; advisor: Gary Dargush

Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis (PDF: 0.32 MB)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell University; advisor: Mircea Grigoriu

Floor Response of Single Degree of Freedom Systems with Metallic Structural Fuses (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.26 MB)

Ramiro E. Vargas, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

A Novel Nonlinear Control System with Emphasis on Nonstructural Performance (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.27 MB)

Xin Xu, University at Buffalo; advisor: Gary Dargush

Cyclic Testing and Analysis of Structures (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.87 MB)

Jeffrey Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Response of Elastic and Inelastic Structures with Damping Systems to Near-Field and Soft-Soil Ground Motions (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.43 MB)

Eleni Pavlou, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michael C. Constantinou

Seismic Reponse of Single Degree of Freeson Systems with Structural Fuses (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.44 MB)

Ramiro E. Vargas, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Seismic Fragility Testing of Suspended Ceilling Systems (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.37 MB)

Hiram Badillo-Almaraz, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew S. Whittaker

Seismic Behavior Of Welded Hospital Piping Systems (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.53 MB)

Elliott Goodwin, University of Nevada; Reno; advisor: Emmanuel Maragakis

Advanced Composite Multi-infill Panels for Seismic Retrofitting (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.83 MB)

Wooyoung Jung; Graduate Student; University at Buffalo; advisor: Amjad J. Aref

Seismic Performance Assessment by Fragility and Loss Estimation (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.43 MB)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell University; advisor: Mircea Grigoriu

Plastic Analysis and Design of Steel Plate Shear Walls (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.22 MB)

Jeffery Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

A Combined Honeycomb and Solid Viscoelastic Material for Structural Damping Applications (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.46 MB)

WooYoung Jung, University at Buffalo; Amjad J. Aref

Ductile Fiber Reinforced Panels for Seismic Retrofit (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.28 MB)

Keith E. Kesner, Cornell University; advisor: Sarah L. Billington

Development of Benchmark Model for Irregular Structures (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.36 MB)

Dyah Kusumastuti, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrei Reinhorn

A Strategy for the Optimization of Damper Confiqurations based on Building Performance Indices (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.16 MB)

Wei Liu, University at Buffalo; advisor: George C. Lee

Probabilistic Evaluation of the Separation Distance between Adjacent Systems (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.23 MB)

Diego Lopez Garcia; University at Buffalo; advisor: Tsu-Teh Soong

Experimental Investigation of P-Delta Effects to Collapse during Earthqakes (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.24 MB)

Darren Vian, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Investigation of Principal Axes in a Linear MDOF Structure (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.56 MB)

Tsung Yuan Yang, University at Buffalo; advisor: George C. Lee

MCEER Hospital Demonstration Project (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.18 MB)

Tsung Yuan Yang, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew S. Whittaker

Active Structural Control Verification by using Real-Time Structural Simulator (2000-2001) (PDF: 1.95 MB)

Shih-Yu Chu; University at Buffalo

Sliding Fragility of Rerained Block-type Nonstructural Compponents under seismic Base Excitations (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.16 MB)

Diego Lopez Garcia, University at Buffalo

Developments of Engineered Cementations composite Materials for Seismic Strengthening and Retrofit Applications (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.5 MB)

Keith Kesner, Cornell University

Optimal Design of Added Energy Dissipation Devices based on Building Performance Objectives (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.12 MB)

Wei Liu, University at Buffalo

Fragility Curves for Non-Structural Systems (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.28 MB)

Ehab M. Mostafa, Cornell University

Moveable Infills for Seismic Energy Dissipation (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.09 MB)

Jeffery Berman, University at Buffalo

Simulation Strategies to Predict Seismic Response of RC Frame Structures (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.09 MB)

T-S Han, Cornell University

Experimental Study of Nonlinear Inelastic Seismic Reponse of Irregular Structure (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.08 MB)

Dyah Kusumastuti, University at Buffalo

Sensitivity Analysis of Dynamic Systems Subjected to Earthquake Loads (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.08 MB)

Christopher Roth, Cornell University

Development, Testing and Modeling of Highly Effective Enregy Dissipation System Confiqurations (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.09 MB)

Ani Natali Sigaher, University at Buffalo

Experimental Investigation of P-Delta Effects on Columns during Earthquakes (2000-2001) (PDF: 0.09 MB)

Darren Vian, University at Buffalo

Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) Infill Walls for Seismic Retrofit (2000-2001) (PDF: 2.1 MB)

WooYoung Jung, University at Buffalo

Student Research Posters

Resilience of Seismically Retrofitted Structures (2006) (PDF 1.06 MB)

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, University at Buffalo; advisor: A.M. Reinhorn

Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Hospital Copper Piping Systems (2006) (PDF 3.07 MB)

Robert Corbin, University of Nevada, Reno

Evolutionary Aseismic Design and Retrofit of Adjacent Buildings (2006) (PDF 2.21 MB)

Seda Dogruel; University at Buffalo; advisor: G.F. Dargush

Experimental Seismic Performance Evaluation of ASHRAE-type Isolation/Restraint Systems (2006) (PDF 7.65 MB)

Saeed Fathali; University at Buffalo; advisor: A. Filiatrault

Introduction to the Double Concave Friction Pendulum Bearing (PDF 0.45 MB)

Daniel M. Fenz

Evolutionary Methodologies for Aseismic Design and Decision Support (2006) (PDF 0.08 MB)

Yufeng Hu; University at Buffalo; advisor: G.F. Dargush

Application of Fragility-Based Decision Support Methodologies (2006) (PDF 0.98 MB)

Cagdas Kafali; Cornell University; advisor: M. Grigoriu

Functionally Optimized Fiber Reinforced Polymer Panels for Seismic Engergy Dissipation (2006) (PDF 1 MB)

Xiaobo Luo, University at Buffalo; advisor: A.J. Aref

Full Scale Steel Plate Shear Wall: MCEER/NCREE Phase II Tests (2006) (PDF 7.23 MB)

Bing Qu, University at Buffalo; advisor: M. Bruneau

Experimental Study on the Seismic Behavior of Nonstructural Components Subjected to Full-Scale Floor Motions (2006)  (PDF 3.39 MB)

Rodrigo Retamales, University at Buffalo; advisors: G. Mosqueda, A. Filiatrault and A.M. Reinhorn

Global Retrofit Techniques-Weakening and Damping via Rocking Columns and Dampers (2006) (PDF 0.21 MB)

Hwasung Roh

Seismic Response of Steel Framed Hospital Buildings with Self-Centering Systems (2006) (PDF 0.47 MB)

Dong Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor: A. Filiatrault

Seismic Retrofit of A Reinforced Concrete Hospital Building in the Eastern US (2006) (PDF 0.3 MB)

Hongbo Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor; G.C. Lee

Global Fragility Assessments Considering Uncertainties in Response Threshold (2005) (PDF 0.87 MB)

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrei Reinhorn

Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Hospital Piping Subassemblies (2005) (PDF 0.75 MB)

Robert Corbin, University of Nevada, Reno; advisor: E. Maragakis

Numerical Parametric Study of SDOF Self-Centering Systems under MCEER Ground Motions (2005) (PDF 0.98 MB)

Dong Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andre Filiatrault

Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis (2005) (PDF 3.35 MB)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell University; advisor: Mircea Grigoriu

Development of Visco-elastic Composite Panels for Increasing Damping in Hospital Buildings (2005) (PDF 1.15 MB)

Xiaobo Luo, University at Buffalo; advisor: Amjad J Aref

Weakening and Damping Structure Using Rocking Columns and Energy Dissipating Devices (2005) (PDF 2.88 MB)

Hwasung Roh, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrei Reinhorn

Seismic Retrofit of New York State Hospital (2005) (PDF 0.92 MB)

Hongbo Wang, Mai Tong, and George C. Lee (advisor), University at Buffalo

Seismic Fragilities in Acute Care Facilities (2005) (PDF 0.66 MB)

Assawin Wanitkorkul and Andre Filiatrault

Sturctural Control with Emphasis on Nonstructural Components (2005) (PDF 0.47 MB)

Xin Xu and Shashi Kant Mishra, University at Buffalo; advisor: Gary F. Dargush

Experimental Investigation of Light-Gauge Steel Plate Shear Walls (2004) (PDF 1.69 MB)

Jeffrey W. Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau