NEESR-CR: Steel Truss Systems with Enhanced Seismic Safety and Performance




  • To verify the behavior of STMFs constructed according to recommendations from recent research results.
  • To explore specific truss configurations that could enhance the performance of STMFs.
  • To clarify the system behavior of STFs under cyclic loading.
  • To identify preferred energy dissipation mechanisms for STFs.


A) NEES-MAST Facility
  • To impose cyclic loading on large-scale subassemblages of a STMFs or STFs.
B) Valparaiso University Structural Engineering Laboratory
  • To examine the cyclic loading performance of shear-stud connections between steel chord members and hollow core concrete planks.