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


Project Outreach

  • This award will support undergraduate students at Valparaiso University and the University of Minnesota to participate in the research. The Pl at Valparaiso University participates in an engineering education initiative to introduce scientific visualization using virtual reality systems. These systems will be used to create three-dimensional (3D) models of both the experimental tests and analytical models.
  • The Pls will use the 3D models to aid dissemination of the research results to the professional and academic communities. The 3D models will also be used to develop educational tools to introduce K-12 and undergraduate students to earthquake engineering research activity, the significance of earthquake effects, and the functions of building structures.
  • The educational tools will be available in the public domain for use in virtual reality systems or with a traditional computer screen projector. Data from this project will be archived and made available to the public through the NEES data repository.