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Summary of NIST's Activities Related to the January 17, 1994 Northridge California Earthquake.


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Chung, R. M.; Mohraz, B.; Gross, J. L.

Northridge Earthquake Research Conference. Proceedings. August 20-22, 1997, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.

Keywords:

earthquakes; building technology; lifelines; steel frame buildings

Abstract:

The report summarizes the research activities supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the funds appropriated by Congress resulting from the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake in California. NIST received $3.7M which were used to support 28 studies in the following areas: post-Northridge earthquake reconnaissance, fires and lifelines, steel frame buildings, and other related topics such as non-structural components and experimental facilities needs. Some projects are carried out by NIST staff, others externally. Most of the in-house projects are conducted as a team with the participation of external experts. This report presents a summary for each project, including the principal investigator(s), objectives, and status. Many studies have been completed and others are near completion. We are now preparing a more comprehensive summary report that will present the findings, conclusions, and recommendations from these studies. The summary report is expected to be completed by the end of September.