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Advancing Earthquake Engineering

Education through a Cooperative Effort


Using Instructional Shake Tables
Shirley J. Dyke
Scott Johnson, Juan Caicedo,
Tyler Ranf, Manuel Soto-Fournier
Washington University in St. Louis

7th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering


Boston, Massachusetts
Acknowledgments

Support for UCIST from NSF Grant


(DUE 9950340)
Mid-America Earthquake Center
(Project ED-9) plus travel support
for 7NCEE
Washington University in St. Louis
Quanser Consulting

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Outline

Background
Objectives of UCIST
Equipment Selection
Outcomes to Date
Example Outreach Activities
Research Implementation
Closing

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Background

History
Proposed at 1998 Trilateral Earthquake
Center Education meeting in St. Louis
MAE Project ED-9: Instruc. Shake Tables
NSF DUE/CCLI Funding Obtained
(DUE Grant No. 9950340 Aug 1999)
Consortium became operational in
summer 2000

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Background
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Hawaii

Oregon State Univ.

Penn State
Univ. or Nevada - Reno
Notre Dame
UC Davis Washington Univ.
Univ. of Utah UIUC Virginia Tech
Stanford
San Jose State Univ.
CalPoly Southern Illinois Univ. - Edwardsville
Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas
UCLA

UC-Irvine
UC San Diego Florida A& M

Currently over 50 Universities are members !


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Objectives of UCIST
To provide engineering students
an understanding of structural dynamics
experience with modern laboratory
equipment and instrumentation
exposure to innovative structural control
techniques
To provide non-engineering students
Awareness of potential consequences of
earthquakes

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Objectives of UCIST

Approach
Purchase instructional shake tables
Develop wide variety of experiments
Share experiments through web page
Integrate experiments throughout
undergraduate and graduate curricula
Enhance outreach activities
Encourage undergraduate research

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Equipment Selection
Shake Table Power
Supply

Building

Shake Table
2 Story building
3 accelerometers
Power Unit & Computer
Function
Data acquisition
Generator
Pendant controller
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Equipment Selection

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Equipment Selection

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Outcomes to Date

Experiments (Examples)

Introduction to Dynamics of Structures


K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake
Engineering (Notre Dame)
Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Competition
for Introductory Engineering Students

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Outcomes to Date

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Outcomes to Date

Experiments (Examples)

Introduction to Dynamics of Structures


K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake
Engineering (Notre Dame)
Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Competition
for Introductory Engineering Students

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Outcomes to Date

Other Representative Experiments


Demonstration of Non-Structural Seismic
Hazards in the Home
Dynamic Behavior of Simple Soil-
Structure Systems
Liquefaction Demonstration for the UCIST
Shake Table
Small Shake Table Experiments and
Comparison to Analytical Predictions

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Outcomes to Date
Interactive Tutorial on Pendant Operation
(by Keenan Bull, REU 2000)

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Outcomes to Date
Virtual Structural Dynamics Lab
(by Manuel Soto-Fournier, REU 2001)

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Outreach Activities

Earthquake Awareness Weekend (Wash U)

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Outreach Activities

K-12 Outreach (Notre Dame)

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Research Implementations

Wave Model
Verification Studies
(Washington Univ.)

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Research Implementations

Wave Model
Verification Studies
(Washington Univ.)

Wireless Sensor
Development
(Stanford Univ.)

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Research Implementations
WebLab
Real-time Video Animated Model
Wave Model
Verification Studies
(Washington Univ.)

Wireless Sensor
Development
(Stanford Univ.)

Telepresence
Laboratory
(Notre Dame)
Input Selection Output
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Closing

Evaluation of the projects impact is


planned through
Online surveys for faculty and students
Number of students exposed to project
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