CUREE Publications

Provided below is an archive of various CUREE research publications, available for free download.

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NEES Nonstructural Project

This project utilized multidisciplinary system-level studies in order to develop a simulation capability and implementation process to enhance the seismic performance of the ceiling piping-partition nonstructural system.

The systems engineering research carried out in this project helped to move the field to a new level of experimentally validated computer simulation of nonstructural systems and establish a model methodology for future systems engineering studies.

This series is also available through the MCEER library:

10-0004: Modeling and Seismic Evaluation of Nonstructural Components: Testing Frame for Experimental Evaluation of Suspended Ceiling Systems
by A.M. Reinhorn, K.P. Ryu and G. Maddaloni, 2010, 184 pages.
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11-0005: Experimental Seismic Evaluation, Model Parameterization, and Effects of Cold-Formed Steel-Framed Gypsum Partition Walls on the Seismic Performance of an Essential Facility
by R. Davies, R. Retamales, G. Mosqueda and A. Filiatrault, 2011, 68 pages.
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12-0006: Bayesian Fragility for Nonstructural Systems
by Chang Hoon Lee and Mircea D. Grigoriu, 2012, 68 pages.
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12-0007: A Numerical Model for Capturing the In-Plane Seismic Response of Interior Metal Stud Partition Walls
by Richard L. Wood and Tara C. Hutchinson, 2012, 68 pages.
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12-0008: Assessment of Floor Accelerations in Yielding Buildings
by Joseph D. Wieser, Gokhan Pekcan, Arash E. Zaghi, Ahmad M. Itani and Emmanuel “Manos” Maragakis, 2012, 74 pages.
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13-0001: Experimental Seismic Study of Pressurized Fire Sprinkler Piping Subsystems
by Yuan Tian, Andre Filiatrault and Gilberto Mosqueda, 2013, 222 pages.
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NEHRP Tech Briefs
SAC Steel
Woodframe Project
CEA General Guidelines
NEES Nonstructural