Haiti earthquake reconnaissance Port au Prince, Haiti
Haiti earthquake reconnaissancePort au Prince, Haiti
Karl Telleen and Andreas Schellenberg studied the performance of reinforced concrete buildings in the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Teaming with local professionals and researchers from the University of Arizona and the University of Sherbrooke, they recorded damage that the earthquake inflicted on engineered structures from one to eight stories tall. The observed damage was then compared to predictions from computer simulations in order to calibrate and improve seismic analysis techniques. The National Science Foundation funded the research.
Selected Publications related to this research include:
Structural Analyses to Replicate the Observed Damage to Engineered Buildings from the January 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Zhang, Federico, Telleen, Schellenberg, Fleischman, and Maffei, 2011
Proceedings, ASCE Structures Congress