Keywords: Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). Steel bridges. Piers. Seismic performance. Assessments. Performance-based design. Fragility. Health care facilities. Evaluations. Vibration. Rehabilitation. Wavelet analyses. Floor responses. Seismic isolation. Nonlinear control. Nonstructural performance. Algorithms. Water supply systems. Steady state response. Decision support systems.
Abstract: This fifth issue of the Student Research Accomplishments from the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering (MCEER) features three areas of research: seismic evaluation and retrofit of lifeline systems, seismic retrofit of acute care facilities, and earthquake response and recovery. The eleven full-length papers contained in this volume include: Testing of a Laterally Stable Eccentrically Braced Frame for Steel Bridge Piers, A Methodology to Assess Seismic Performance of Water Supply Systems, Changing the Paradigm for Performance-Based Design, Global Fragility Evaluation of Health Care Facilities with Structural and Nonstructural Components, An Experimental Verification of the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm for Vibration Parameter Identification, Evolutionary Methodologies for Decision Support, Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis, A Wavelet Based Approach for Estimating the Steady State Response of Nonlinear Systems, Floor Response of Single Degree of Freedom Systems with Metallic Structural Fuses, Response of Seismically Isolated Bridges Considering Variation in the Mechanical Properties of Individual Isolators, and A Novel Nonlinear Control System with Emphasis on Nonstrucutral Performance.