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Aprendiendo de los impactos del huracan Maria en Puerto Rico: Un informe de progreso

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
El 20 de septiembre de 2017, el huracán María tuvo un impacto devastador en gran parte de Puerto Rico, dañando edificios de los que dependían sus comunidades para atención médica, seguridad, comunicaciones, educación, negocios y más. Para comprender mejor

Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico: A Progress Report

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, damaging buildings that its communities relied upon for medical care, safety, communications, education, business, and more. To better understand failures in buildings and

Reduced-Order Modeling of Composite Floor Slabs in Fire. I: Heat-Transfer Analysis

March 19, 2020
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Fahim Sadek
This paper presents a reduced-order numerical modeling approach for the analysis of heat transfer in composite floor slabs with profiled steel decking exposed to fire effects. This approach represents the thick and thin portions of a composite slab with

Improved Calculation Method for Insulation-based Fire Resistance of Composite Slabs

March 2, 2019
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Adam L. Pintar, Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
A calculation method for estimating the fire resistance of composite slabs with profiled steel decking according to the thermal insulation criterion is provided in Annex D of Eurocode 4 (EC4). In this study, comparisons between validated high-fidelity

REDUCED-ORDER THERMAL ANALYSIS OF FIRE EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE SLABS

September 4, 2018
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Fahim Sadek
This paper describes a reduced-order modeling approach for thermal analyses of composite slabs with profiled decking. The reduced-order modeling approach consists of alternating strips of layered shell elements, representing the thick and thin portions of

New Connections for Enhancing Robustness of Precast Concrete Frame Structures

February 24, 2018
Author(s)
Travis E. Thonstad, Yihai Bao, Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main, Hai S. Lew
A recent experimental and computational study of two precast concrete moment-frame assemblies under a column removal scenario revealed vulnerabilities in the moment connections arising from (a) local bending of reinforcing bars due eccentricity in the

Analysis of Wind Pressure Data on Components and Cladding of Low-Rise Buildings

December 1, 2017
Author(s)
Dat Duthinh, Joseph A. Main, Matthew L. Gierson, Brian M. Phillips
This paper presents a methodology for analyzing wind pressure data on cladding and components of low-rise buildings. The aerodynamic force acting on a specified area is obtained by summing up pressure time series measured at that area’s pressure taps times

An experimental study of precast concrete moment frames under a column removal scenario

September 1, 2017
Author(s)
Hai S. Lew, Joseph A. Main, Yihai Bao, Fahim Sadek, Vincent P. Chiarito, Stephen D. Robert, Jorge Torres
This paper presents a full-scale experimental study of two precast concrete moment-frame assemblies, each comprising three columns and two beams. The assemblies represented portions of seismically designed perimeter moment frames from two 10-story

Performance of Composite Beams in Fire: Pre-test Analysis of Full-scale Experiments

July 23, 2017
Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek, Jonathan M. Weigand, Jian Jiang, Lisa Y. Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, Matthew S. Hoehler, John L. Gross
This paper presents results from pre-test analysis of a full-scale 42 ft (12.8 m) span composite beam with bolted angle connections, under uniform gravity loading simulated using six equally spaced concentrated loads, and subjected to a 4000 kW compartment

DEFORMATION LIMITS AND ROTATIONAL CAPACITIES FOR CONNECTIONS UNDER COLUMN LOSS

October 13, 2016
Author(s)
Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main
For structural steel framing systems subjected to column loss, the ultimate gravity load carrying capacity of the system is often controlled by the rotation and deformation capacities of the connections within the affected bays. Within current design

Enhanced connections for improved robustness of steel gravity frames

October 13, 2016
Author(s)
Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main
Potential vulnerabilities to collapse have been identified for steel gravity framing systems with conventional gravity connections subjected to column loss. To address these potential vulnerabilities, a high-fidelity finite element modeling approach is

Numerical modeling of heat transfer in steel-concrete composite slabs

June 10, 2016
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Fahim Sadek
This paper presents detailed and reduced-order numerical modeling of heat transfer in composite floor slabs with profiled steel decking. The detailed modeling approach represents the concrete slab with solid elements and the steel decking with shell

A SIMPLE METHOD OF ENHANCING THE ROBUSTNESS OF R/C FRAME STRUCTURES

June 1, 2016
Author(s)
Yihai Bao, Hai S. Lew, Fahim Sadek, Joseph A. Main
A simple debonding technique is proposed to reduce or eliminate strain localization in reinforcing bars in the region of wide flexural cracks in RC beams to enhance the resistance of RC buildings to disproportionate collapse (also referred to as

Temperature-Dependent Material Modeling for Structural Steels: Formulation and Application

April 15, 2016
Author(s)
Mina S. Seif, William E. Luecke, Lisa Y. Choe, Joseph A. Main, Joseph D. McColskey, Chao Zhang, Jonathan M. Weigand, John L. Gross, Fahim Sadek
This report presents the formulation and application of a newly developed temperature-dependent material model for structural steels. First it presents a model for computing the stress-strain behavior of structural steel for conditions appropriate to fire

Finite element modeling of structural steel component failure at elevated temperatures

March 12, 2016
Author(s)
Mina S. Seif, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Therese P. McAllister, William E. Luecke
A key issue in evaluating the response of structural systems to fire effects is the representation of material behavior at elevated temperatures. In addition to stress-strain behavior, modeling of fracture is required to capture failure modes such as tear