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“Vibration Monitoring in Buildings and Its Application in Seismic Risk Reduction”

DSAEC Distinguished Lecture Presented by Dr. Eric Hernandez, University of Vermont

Date: Time: 12:15 pm–1:15 pm
Peter Kiewit Institute Room: 160
Contact: Durham School, (402) 554-2065,
Seismic risk as it relates to buildings is a product of the seismic hazard, the structural vulnerability and the consequences of failure. Monitoring vibrations in buildings before, during and after potentially damaging earthquakes can provide valuable information regarding the structural characteristics of buildings and their vulnerability. In contrast to building codes and regulations, which address the building population as a statistical ensemble, vibration monitoring allows engineers and stakeholders to obtain individualized information about their particular building structure. Information extracted from vibration measurements can be used to improve rapid screening, make better predictions regarding future performance during a potentially damaging earthquake, inform decisions regarding retrofit, and perform rapid post-earthquake assessments that can significantly improve community resilience. In this talk, Prof. Hernandez will present the theoretical foundations of seismic vibration monitoring, on-going research on the topic, and some real-world applications.

Additional Public Info:
Also available in Nebraska Hall 175 (Lincoln) and via Zoom

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