This summer our research group had the pleasure of hosting Alex Quiachon, an incoming civil engineering freshman student from the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Alex was tasked with performing field studies to determine the spatial distribution of site period at two earthquake strong motion recording stations (Tarzana … Read More
This is a flagship paper that presents our work investigating updates to the way we characterize seismic site response in sedimentary basins of varying size, as well as non-basin areas. The paper details our efforts which resulted in changes to the mean estimates and associated variability as it relates to ground motion hazards, going beyond … Read More
Results and details of our work on validating earthquake simulations for use in engineering analysis and design has been published in Journal of Earthquake Spectra. See the publication page of this website to get more information and access.
The Nweke Research Group: N.E.S.T Lab went operational today with the installation of out Resonant Column/Torsional Shear Device from GCTS. Our Device can also be transformed into a triaxial device to run test on soil samples under configurations of consolidated or unconsolidated, drained and undrained. The Confining pressures can go up to 1000 KPa and … Read More