2013 Graphics Competition Submissions

Below are the submissions for the 2013 Graphics Competition.


Name Affiliation Additional Contributors Description Link
Shibin Lin Iowa State University Fen Huang (Consultant) The drawing shows flying buildings with balloons in an earthquake. The balloon as a metaphor represents Earthquake Engineering, which consists of multiple disciplines with the effort of human beings for seismic safety. Earthquake early warning system is illustrated by using the telephone talking between two people: firstly one guy is feeling ground shaking with cracks, and then warning the other guy to fire the balloon. During the earthquake, three superheroes do not need to worry about people (Superman is playing basketball, Batman is watching the news about the earthquake, and Spiderman is sleeping on his spider-web), whereas people are able to protect themselves using their intelligence and tools in terms of Earthquake Engineering for exploring earthquakes and constructing solid buildings. View
David Hopkins David Hopkins Consulting Limited Marrie LeLievre & Ken Elwood (EERI Member) Painting by Marie LeLievre, artist in Christchurch, New Zealand. David Hopkins’ interpretation of painting is that it represents isoseismal maps of Darfield (right side) and Lyttelton (left side) Earthquakes. The red colour in the Lyttelton side reminds of the deaths and injuries. The sand colour in the middle reminds of the Port Hills where landslips and rockfalls occurred. The dark colours remind of the extensive liquefaction. The white background represents the strong positive spirit of the people of Canterbury. View
David Swanson EERI, SEAW, AIA, ASCE The “Drop, Cover, & Hold On” poster was created to simply and powerfully portray the importance of following this earthquake-safety motto. The primary graphic, a photo of a URM building damaged in the 2010 Christchurch, NZ earthquake, shows a kitchen table supporting a collapsed roof, demonstrating that the safest place to be in an earthquake is under a table. The poster provides reasons for “Drop, Cover, & Hold On” and lists additional resources. The poster has been widely distributed to municipal, school district, and federal clients in Washington, California, and Alaska to reinforce the validity of this life-saving earthquake response. View
Dave Swanson EERI, SEAW, AIA, ASCE Bradley Martin, PE, SE & Randy Loveless, PE The Fluid Viscous Damper (FVD) educational board was created to promote the existence, benefits, and intricacies of seismic upgrades using FVDs. The board speaks to a broad audience from technically-savvy architects and engineers to operationally- and fiscally-conscious building owners and managers. FVDs are a cost-effective alternative to more traditional approaches for flexible structures such as steel moment frames, and can greatly improve a building’s seismic performance while not changing its overall dynamic behavior. The board illustrates several concepts including comparisons with conventional retrofits, spatial distribution, and finessing designs considering the number, capacity, and engineered properties of the FVDs. View
Cesar Arredondo UNAM – Mexico D.F. This graphic compares the dynamic behavior of buildings during earthquakes with the ups and downs in a roller coaster. Actually, many existing buildings are unable to withstand representative seismic loads due to their current strength and/or stiffness. Each one of the characters of the graph represents common buildings with unsuitable structural configuration. Only those well designed and built structures could cross the roller coaster without falling and, therefore, the invitation: Are you ready for roller coasters? View
Cesar Arredondo UNAM – Mexico D.F. This graph presents a poster with publicity about an “AMAZING” cure for a virus that is causing a structural epidemic. It is showed a microscopic view of the virus, which is identified with an abbreviation given by E-Date-Country and, whose cure is a vaccine called Seismic Code. Poster presents a detailed description of the drug (facts, uses, warnings and directions). Publicity is sponsored for a fictitious health institution whose logo is similar to the World Association of Health (The Hermes Caduceus): the case is a SDOF oscillator, snakes are time histories of acceleration and, wings are seismic design spectra. View
Matthew Tobolski Tobolski Watkins Engineering Base Isolating Your Holidays: Tobolski Watkins holiday card illustrating performance based earthquake engineering principles with a holiday twist. View
Samira Marzban Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Mathias Leipold & Jochen Schwarz (EERI Member) This graphic depicts a step-by-step model quality assessment of reinforced concrete walls based on knowledge accumulated from different sources of experience (real observations, laboratory observations and various model applications). Here, we want to learn how well a desired model is able to predict the response of a RC wall under earthquake excitations. To make use of the knowledge it is organized in a database. The selected model, the “prediction quality” of which we are interested in, is checked against the collected knowledge. The distance from the model response to the “known response” represents the quality measure. View
Hizab Ullah Sajid EERI, EERI UET Peshawar Chapter Sikandar Sajid In this design, the building is depicted as a camouflaged living thing that has various structural/geometric deficiencies. It is portrayed as unhappy because it is not ready for an earthquake from a nearby lingering fault. It foresees the post earthquake scenario in which it has undergone various damages including crushing of short columns, plastic hinge, capitulate columns etc. That is why it is calling for immediate attention because it sees EERI diagnosed such deficiencies for the damages of similar buildings through concrete coalition project (CCP). CCP is therefore playing a vital role in diagnosis and hence curing of such problems. View
Catherine Whyte University of California Berkeley Clement Barthes & Bozidar Stojadinnovic Hybrid simulation tests were performed on two squat reinforced concrete shear walls at the nees@Berkeley laboratory to investigate the effect of different earthquake magnitude sequences on the force-deformation response and failure mode sequence of stiff shear-critical walls. These walls were 8 in thick models of a prototype 36 in thick structural wall, typically found in nuclear facility structures. The animation shows the behavior of one wall during the largest beyond design basis earthquake. Nikon Metrology K600 Krypton system targets and digital image correlation (DIC) using Correlated Solutions VIC-2D software monitored displacements on the wall surface. View
Omid Esmaili University of California Irvine As the George W. Housner Medal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute can be one of the well-known ways to recognize members of the Institute and others who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to public earthquake safety through the development and application of earthquake hazard reduction practices and policies, I thought by having the most recent Medal Recipients from 2001 to 2012 together in a calendar, we can introduce their major engineering or scientific research contributions or advancements to the public once more. View
Joseph La Brie Dynamic Certification Laboratories Dynamic Certification Laboratories is one of only a few IAS Accredited, single source, premier laboratories for all required seismic simulation testing, analysis, reporting, and certification of essential equipment. DCL is committed to the highest level of accuracy in Seismic Certification and performs Shake Table testing according to the IBC, CBC, IEEE and AC-156. Its advanced, triaxial shake table, experienced staff and commitment to quality makes DCL a leader in the industry. Visit our website at www.shaketest.com View