Summary of NIST's Activities Related to the January 17, 1994 Northridge California Earthquake.
Summary of NIST's Activities Related to the January 17,
1994 Northridge California Earthquake.
Chung, R. M.; Mohraz, B.; Gross, J. L.
Northridge Earthquake Research Conference. Proceedings.
August 20-22, 1997, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.
earthquakes; building technology; lifelines; steel frame
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.