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NEES

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation  (NEES) is a national network of shared facilities and tools, and a centerpiece of the NSF effort to understand earthquakes and prevent or mitigate the damage they cause. NEES sites across the United States feature shake tables, geotechnical centrifuges, a tsunami wave basin, large-scale testing facilities, and mobile and permanently installed field equipment. Together they help researchers understand how earthquake and tsunami forces affect ground motion and soil liquefaction, the built environment--such as buildings, bridges, and utility systems--and nearshore and coastal environments.

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Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing Laboratory

Researchers use MAST Lab equipment to twist, compress or stretch components of large structures to study what happens during earthquakes and other extreme events....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Multi-Axial Full-Scale Sub-Structural Testing & Simulation

The MUST-SIM facility provides a total testing-analysis-visualization-display environment that combines the ability to test full-scale subassemblies under complex loading and boundary conditions....


Type: Facilities & Networks
NEES experiment with simulated tsunami wave

Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at Berkeley

nees@berkeley models large-scale structures and tests their response to earthquake forces...


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Structural Engineering & Earthquake Simulation Laboratory

Researchers at SEESL conduct experiments to learn how large structures react to the forces of earthquakes....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Real Time Multi-Directional Testing Facility

RTMD tests the effects of gravity and other physical forces generated by violent shaking on "life-size" walls, columns, beams, and other structural components....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Cornell Large-Scale Lifelines Testing Facility

The Lifelines Group conducts earthquake engineering tests on the structural integrity of underground pipelines as well as surface level structures....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Permanently Instrumented Field Sites

These permanently instrumented geotechnical test sites managed by enable researchers to better understand the effects of surface geology on strong ground motion....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Earthquake Engineering Mobile Laboratory

UCLA¿s mobile laboratory allows scientists to conduct earthquake engineering research where structures already exist or test the soil where future building may be planned....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Center for Geotechnical Modeling

Center for Geotechnical Modeling researchers conduct earthquake centrifuge modeling to study the affect of gravity on soil samples or small-scale models of structures....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

CEES researchers conduct earthquake centrifuge modeling to study the affect of gravity on soil samples or small-scale models of structures....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Large-Scale Mobile Shakers & Associated Instrumentation for Dynamic Field Studies of Geotechnical & Structural Systems

The mobile shakers and instruments at the University of Texas make it possible to conduct tests on-site to understand the earthquake forces and their potential impacts....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Large Scale Structures Laboratory

The Large Scale Structures Laboratory features a biaxial, multiple shake table facility (with three identical biaxial shake tables) capable of earthquake testing conventional structural and non-structural systems by using the tables separately or as a single unit....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table

The Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table allows researchers to simulate and study the most devastating earthquakes ever recorded....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Photo of tsunami wave basin

Tsunami Research Facility

The Tsunami Research Facility allows engineers and scientists to investigate the effects of tsunamis on model buildings and other structures....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Photo of shake table installation

George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

NEES is the centerpiece of NSF¿s ongoing priority to understand earthquakes and prevent or mitigate their damage...


Type: Facilities & Networks
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