SEESL/UB-NEES Education

List of Education Activities

   
   
Site Tour  

Quake Summit 2011 UB-NEES Site Tour and Test Demonstrations

Saturday June 11, 2011following the Quake Summit closing sessions, UB-NEES hosted over 100 Quake Summit participants for a multi-hour tour of the UB-NEES site. CSEE Professor Andre Filiatrault provided detailed descriptions and research applications of the major UB-NEES equipment systems including the Twin Re-configurable Shake Tables, The Nonstructural Component Simulator (NCS), the 1-G Geotechnical Laminar Box and the Reaction Wall/Strong Floor/Actuator testing systems. This was followed by Shake Table and NCS equipment system test demonstrations.
For more information please go here.

   
   

   
   
Mentoring Session  

Quake Summit 2011-Student Mentoring Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2011 A major EOT activity held during Quake Summit 2011, was the Student Mentoring Session and Workshop on instrumentation, calibration and testing organized and hosted by the UB-NEES site. The workshop, attracted approximately 56 domestic and international students that were accompanied by many of the NEES site PI’s and NSF’s Dr. Joy Pauschke.
For more information please go here.

   
   

   
   
SED  

UB “Science Exploration Day” 2009 at SEESL

Wednesdau, March 11, 2009 Approximately 40 Western New York high school students, participating in UB’s-23rd “Science Exploration Day” toured UB’s Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL), in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE). They also observed a simulated earthquake, employing a “Mini-Shake Table”, subjecting a sub-scale 27-story building to a seismographic record from the 1995 Kobe Earthquake. For more information please go here.

   
   

   
   
NCS  

Dedication of the University at Buffalo Nonstructural Components Simulator (UB-NCS)

October 12, 2007 MCEER, NEES and SEESL hosted a Symposium on Seismic Regulations and Challenges for Protecting Building Equipment, Components & Operations. This program marked the dedication of the University at Buffalo's new Nonstructural Components Simulator (UB-NCS). The Symposium, which was free and open to building equipment manufacturers, engineers and related practitioners, aimed to help improve understanding of recent changes to building design codes, which now require seismic qualification of mechanical and electrical equipment. The Symposium was followed by a dedication and demonstration of the UB-NCS, which provides unique capabilities to help address equipment qualification issues.

   
   

   
   
ECC Team  

A Unique Educational Experience for Community College Students in the Engineering and Construction of Woodframe Structures for Seismic Performance
During phases 4 and 6 of construction of the NEESWood project, in July and August 2006 respectively, twenty-four (24) students from the SUNY-ECC “Construction Management Engineering Technology (CMET), Civil Engineering Technology and Building Management/Building Trades Programs,” organized in three (3) groups, were responsible for the installation of the gypsum wall board on the interior walls (perimeter-phase 3; interior & ceiling phase-4) of the 2-story townhouse.
For more information please go here.

   
   

   
   
View of Test Specimen  

CIE616 - EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ENG., University at Buffalo, 140 Ketter Hall:
Course intended to introduce students to experimental methods, test planning, model preparation, loading systems, instrumentation, data acquisition and data processing. The course covers aspects of static and structural dynamics problems. Advance methods of testing will include hybrid techniques for substructure testing which combine simultaneous physical and numerical simulations. Elements of modal testing and nondestructive methods will be introduced. The course provides several “hands-on” applications in laboratory using testing and computing equipment. The students get acquainted with the following subjects: (1) Similitude, modeling and dimensional analysis (1wk), (2) Measurement systems, statistical and error analysis (1wk); (3). Test Planing, design and implementation - test protocols (1 wk); (4) Structural and Materials testing - steel, timber, plastics, concrete, etc.(1wk); (5) Loading Systems - set-ups, loading devices, actuators, control, etc. (2wk); (6) Instrumentation - mechanical, electrical, electronic (2wk); (7) Data Acquisition - analog and digital (1wk); (8) Computerized data processing - numerical and graphical (1wk); (9) Data archiving and curating- data quality control (1 wk) Instructor: Prof. A.M. Reinhorn, Fall Semester 2004, Spring 2007

   
   

   
   
Dr. Hiroshi Isoda  

Seminar on State of the Art of Shaking Table Tests of Wood Buildings in Japan
Friday, August 25th, 2006: MCEER, UB-EERI, MCEER SLC and UB-CSEE have hosted a Seminar by Dr. Hiroshi Isoda Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture & Civil Engineering Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan on "State of the Art of Shaking Table Tests of Wood Buildings in Japan". Which had complemented nicely the ongoing NEESWood testing in SEESL lab.
For more information about the seminar and to view the archived webcast please go here.

   
   

   
   
Dr. Bryan Folz  

Seminar on Seismic Analysis of Woodframe Structures
Friday, June 9th, 2006: MCEER, UB-EERI, MCEER SLC and UB-CSEE have hosted a Seminar by Dr. Bryan Folz, Program Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, on "Seismic Analysis of Woodframe Structures". Which had complemented nicely the ongoing NEESWood testing in SEESL lab.
For more information about the seminar and to view the archived webcast please go here.