Research Reports


Innovations and advances in structural engineering: Honoring the career of Yozo Fujino
Billie F. Spencer and Paolo Gardoni
Technical Report


Impact of Complex System Behavior on Seismic Assessment of RC Bridges
Thomas Frankie, Daniel A. Kuchma and Amr S. Elnashai
Ph.D Dissertation

Monitoring, Modeling, and Hybrid Simulation—An Integrated Bayesian-based Approach to High-fidelity Fragility Analysis
Jian Li and Billie F. Spencer
Ph.D Dissertation


Integrated Seismic Assessment and Design of Plan-irregular Structures
Do-Soo Moon and Amr S. Elnashai
Ph.D Dissertation

Multiple Earthquake Effects on Degrading Reinforced Concrete Structures
Adel Abdelnaby and Amr S. Elnashai
Ph.D Dissertation

Multi-hazard Design of Mid- to High-rise Structures
Elisa Chen and Amr S. Elnashai
Master Thesis


An Integrated Earthquake Impact Assessment System.
Sheng-Lin Lin, Amr S. Elnashai, Billie F. Spencer, Jr., Youssef M. A. Hashash, and Larry A. Fahnestock
CD-Release 11-02

Multi-Objective Optimal Seismic Design of Buildings Using Advanced Engineering Materials.
Bora Gencturk and Amr S. Elnashai
CD-Release 11-01

Seismic Behavior of Semi-rigid Steel Frames
Hussam N. Mahmoud and Amr S. Elnashai
Ph.D Dissertation


The Maule (Chile) Earthquake of February 27, 2010: Consequence Assessment and Case Studies.
Amr S. Elnashai, Bora Gencturk, Oh-Sung Kwon, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Youssef Hashash, Jeffery R. Roesler, Sung-Jig Kim, Seong-Hoon Jeong, Jazalyn Dukes, and Angharad Valdivia
CD-Release 10-04

Transportations Systems Modeling and Applications in Earthquake Engineering.
Liang Chang, Amr S. Elnashai, Billie F. Spencer, JunHo Song, and Yanfeng Ouyang
CD-Release 10-03

Hybrid Mathematical-Informational Modeling of Beam-to-Column Connections.
Jun Hee Kim, Jamshid Ghaboussi, and Amr S. Elnashai
CD-Release 10-02

Response of RC Members Subjected to the 2009 L'Aquila (Italy) Near-Field Earthquake Ground Motions.
Luigi Di Sarno, Amr S. Elnashai, and Gaetano Manfredi
CD-Release 10-01


Impact of New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquakes on the Central USA.
Amr S. Elnashai, Lisa J. Cleveland, Theresa Jefferson, and John Harrald
CD-Release 09-03

Rapid Damage Assessment of Infrastructure Components in the Central United States.
Fikri Acar
CD-Release 09-02

Design and Assessment Models and Spectra for Repaired Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Georgia E. Thermon, Stavroula J. Pantazopoulou, Amr S. Elnashai
CD-Release 09-01


Seismic Assessment of RC Structures Considering Vertical Ground Motion.
Sung Jig Kim, Amr S. Elnashai
CD-Release 08-03

Capstone Scenario Applications of Consequence-based Risk Management for the Memphis Testbed.
Joshua Steelman, Jerome F. Hajjar
MAE Center report - Sep 08

Impact of Earthquakes on the Central USA.
Amr S. Elnashai, Lisa J. Cleveland, Theresa Jefferson, John Harrald
CD-Release 08-02

The Pisco-Chincha Earthquake of August 15, 2007: Seismological, Geotechnical and Structural Assessments.
Amr S. Elnashai, Jorge Alva Hurtado, Omar Pineda, Oh Sung Kwon, Luis Moran-Yanez, Guillermo Huaco, Gregory Pluta
CD-Release 08-01


Fragility Relationships for Populations of Buildings Based on Inelastic Response.
Bora Gencturk, Amr S. Elnashai, Junho Song
CD-Release 07-18

Rapid Assessment of Fragilities for Collections of Buildings and Geostructures.
James I. Craig, J. David Frost, Barry J. Goodno
CD-Release 07-17

Seismic Performance Assessment of Interdependent Lifeline Systems.
YoungSuk Kim, Billie F. Spencer, Junho Song, Amr S. Elnashai, Ty Stokes
CD-Release 07-16

Probabilistic Seismic Assessment of Structure, Foundation, and Soil.
Oh-Sung Kwon, Amr S. Elnashai
CD-Release 07-15

Seismic Fragility Assessment for Reinforced Concrete High-Rise Buildings.
Jun Ji, Amr S. Elnashai, Daniel A. Kuchma
CD-Release 07-14

Modeling of Hysteretic Behavior of Beam-Column Connections Based on Self-Learning Simulation.
Gun Jin Yun, Jamshid Ghaboussi
CD-Release 07-13

Vulnerability of Community Businesses to Environmental Disasters.
Yang Zhang, Michael K. Lindell, Carla S. Prater
CD-Release 07-12

Seismic Rehabilitation of Wood Diaphragms in Unreinforced Masonry Buildings.
A.J. Grubbs, M.D. Hueste, J.M. Bracci
CD-Release 07-11

A Methodology to Assess Seismic Risk for Populations of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings.
Omer Onur Erbay
CD-Release 07-10

Post Processing of Cone Penetration to Assess Seismic Ground Hazards.
Tianfei Liao, Paul W. Mayne
CD-Release 07-09

Assessment of Seismic Integrity of Multi-Span Curved Bridges in Mid-America.
A.M. Mwafy, A.S. Elnashai
CD-Release 07-08

Response Modification Applications for Essential Facilities.
B. J. Goodno, P. Towashiraporn, J. Park
CD-Release 07-07

Out-of-Plane Capacity and Rehabilitation of Partial Height Masonry Partitions.
Barry J. Goodno, James I. Craig, Thitikorn Losiriluk
CD Release 07-06

Seismic Fragility Estimates for Reinforced Concrete Buildings.
Sathish K. Ramamoorthy, Paolo Gardoni, Joseph M. Bracci
CD Release 07-05

New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Earthquake Response Planning.
Lisa Johanna Cleveland, Omar Pineda
CD-Release 07-03

The Yogyakarta Earthquake of May 27, 2006.
Amr S. Elnashai, Sung Jig Kim, Gun Jin Yun, Djoni Sidarta
CD-Release 07-02

Comprehensive Seismic Loss Assessment for the State of Illinois.
Susan LaFore, Omar Pineda
CD-Release 07-01

Integrated data flow and risk aggregation for consequence-based risk management of seismic regional losses.
Joshua Steelman, Junho Song, Jerome F. Hajjar
MAE Center report - Jan 07


Site Characterization in Shelby County, Tennessee Using Advanced Surface Wave Methods.
Gregory L. Hebeler, Glenn R. Rix
CD-Release 06-02

Deterministic and Probabilistic Evaluation of Retrofit Alternative for a Five-Story Flat-Slab Structure.
Jong-Wha Bai, Mary Beth D. Hueste
CD-Release 06-01


The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005: A Quicklook Report.
Ahmad Durrani, Amr Elnashai, Youssef Hashash, Sung Jig Kim, and Arif Masud
CD-Release 05-04

Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Earthquake Engineering: Consequence-Based Engineering (CBE).
Robert Olson
CD-Release 05-03

Limits of Applicability of Conventional and Advanced Pushover Analysis for Seismic Response Assessment.
Vassilis Papanikolaou, Amr Elnashai, and Juan Pareja
CD-Release 05-02

Ground Motion Amplification of Soils in the Upper Mississippi Embayment.
Salome Romero and Glenn Rix
CD-Release 05-01


Estimation of Non-linear Seismic Site Effects for Deep Deposits of the Mississippi Embayment.
Duhee Park and Youssef Hashash
CD-Release 04-06

Evaluating Earthquake Risk in Mid-American Communities.
Robert Olshansky, Yueming Wu and Steven French
CD-Release 04-05

Vulnerability Function Framework for Consequence-Based Engineering.
Y.K. Wen, Bruce Ellingwood and Joseph Bracci
CD-Release 04-04

Analytical Assessment of an Irregular RC Full Scale 3D Test Structure.
Seong-Hoon Jeong and Amr Elnashai
CD-Release 04-03

Characterization of Active Faults in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Roy Van Arsdale and Michael Ellis
CD-Release 04-02

Zeus NL - A System for Inelastic Analysis of Structures.
Amr Elnashai, Vassilis Papanikolaou, and D. Lee
CD-Release 04-01 (Program Release January 2004, Version 1.5)


Response Modification of Bridges.
Reginald DesRoches, Roberto T. Leon, and Shirley Dyke
CD-Release 03-08

Uniform Hazard Ground Motions and Response Spectra for Mid-America Cities.
Y.K. Wen and Chiun-Lin Wu
CD-Release 03-07

Seismic Vulnerability of Flat-Slab Structures.
M. Altug Erberik and Amr Elnashai
CD-Release 03-06

Seismic Behavior of Pile-Supported Bridges.
Wanchalearm Kornkasem, Douglas A. Foutch, and James H. Long
CD-Release 03-05

MDOF Response of Low-Rise Buildings.
Shang-Cheol Kim and Donald W. White
CD-Release 03-04

Performance of Rehabilitated URM Shear Walls: Flexural Behavior of Piers.
Shaun Franklin, Jaret Lynch, and Daniel Abrams
CD-Release 03-03

Zeus NL - A System for Inelastic Analysis of Structures.
Amr Elnashai, Vassilis Papanikolaou, and D. Lee
CD-Release 03-02 (Program release March 2003, Version 1.2)

Seismic Performance of Rehabilitated Wood Diaphragms.
David Peralta, Joseph M. Bracci, and Mary Beth D. Hueste
CD-Release 03-01


Liquefaction Analysis of Level and Sloping Ground Using Field Case Histories and Penetration Resistance.
Scott Michael Olson
CD-Release 02-02

Seismic Retrofitting of Steel and Composite Building Structures.
L. Di Sarno and Amr Elnashai
CD-Release 02-01


Proceedings of the Joint KEERC-MAE Seminar.
MAE Center
CD-Release 01-07

Seismic Fragility Analysis of Highway Bridges.
Howard Hwang, Jing Bo Liu, and Yi-Huei Chiu
CD-Release 01-06

Utility Software for Earthquake Engineering User's Manual.
Mark A. Aschheim, Mehmet Inel, and Erich Bretz
CD-Release 01-05

The Bhuj Earthquake of 2001.
D. Abrams, M. Aschheim, P. Bodin, S. Deaton, S. Dotson, D. Frost, S.K. Gosh, S. Horton, A. Johnston, J. Nichols, T. Rossetto, M. Tuttle, and M. Withers
CD-Release 01-04

Using Pulse R-Factors to Estimate Structural Response to Earthquake Ground Motions.
Isabel Cuesta and Mark A. Aschheim
CD-Release 01-03

Generation of Synthetic Ground Motion.
oward Hwang, Shahram Pezeshk, Yan-Wei Lin, Jiang He, and Jer-Ming Chiu
CD-Release 01-02

Inventory of Essential Facilities in Mid-America.
Steven French and Robert Olshansky
CD-Release 01-01


Proceedings of the Mid-America Earthquake Insurance Workshop: New Research Needs.
MAE Center
CD-Release 00-06

Modeling the Transverse Response of Short Bridges Subjected to Earthquakes.
Chatdanai Wissawapaisal and Mark Aschheim
CD-Release 00-05

Seismic Design and Evaluation of Multistory Buildings Using Yield Point Spectra.
Edgar Black and Mark Aschheim
CD-Release 00-04

Soil Liquefaction Response In Mid-America Evaluated By Seismic Piezocone Tests.
James Schneider and Paul Mayne
CD-Release 00-03

Proceedings of the Mid-America Highway Seismic Conference: Seismic Risks and Solutions for Highway and Bridges in the Central and Eastern United States.
MAE Center
CD-Release 00-02

Proceedings of the STRESS-MAE Center Workshop on Structural Design Issues for Buildings in Moderate Risk Seismic Zones.
MAE Center
CD-Release 00-01