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Award Abstract #0755333

SGER: Field Testing of a Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Building in Turkey

NSF Org: CMMI
Div Of Civil, Mechanical, & Manufact Inn
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Initial Amendment Date: September 27, 2007
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Latest Amendment Date: October 18, 2009
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Award Number: 0755333
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Mahendra P. Singh
CMMI Div Of Civil, Mechanical, & Manufact Inn
ENG Directorate For Engineering
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Start Date: October 1, 2007
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End Date: September 30, 2010 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $50,000.00
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Investigator(s): Ertugrul Taciroglu etacir@ucla.edu (Principal Investigator)
John Wallace (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of California-Los Angeles
11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 211
LOS ANGELES, CA 90095-2000 (310)794-0102
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NSF Program(s): SPECIAL STUDIES AND ANALYSES,
Structural and Architectural E
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Program Reference Code(s): 0000, 039E, 040E, 1057, 1576, 9237, CVIS, OTHR
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Program Element Code(s): 1385, 1637

ABSTRACT

This project brings together the technical expertise and advanced testing capabilities of a group of researchers from U.S.A. and Turkey to provide unique data on behavior and performance of older reinforced concrete buildings. This type of construction comprises the majority of residential, public service (i.e., schools, hospitals), and commercial buildings in the industrial heartland of Turkey; and there are a significant number of similarly vulnerable buildings within more active seismic regions in the USA (e.g., California, Washington, Utah, South Carolina, etc). In California, the vulnerable buildings are typically pre-1973 vintage. Therefore, the collaborative study will bring benefits to both countries. The project comprises the forced vibration and destructive testing of a full-scale building that exist in Turkey. Turkish partners will provide part of the testing equipment and the specimen structure; U.S. researchers will participate by providing technical expertise, personnel, and equipment for forced vibration testing. The project will leverage the technical resources of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) equipment site at UCLA (nees@UCLA), Kandilli Observatory & Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI), and Bogazici University (BU).

 

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