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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTATION STUDY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27594
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Stratamagnetic Software, LLC
3525 Sage Road Suite 1418 Houston, TX 77056-0702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTATION STUDY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,861.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESEARCH EXAMINES THE DESIGN OF PEAK STRAIN AND DEFLECTION-BASED INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS FOR THE POST-EARTHQUAKE HEALTH MONITORING OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES. THE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS ARE INTENDED TO EVALUATE THE LOCAL MATERIAL DAMAGE AT SPECIFIC POINTS WITHIN A STRUCTURE, AND USED TO ESTIMATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE LEVEL OF DAMAGE A STRUCTURE HAS SUFFERED AND ITS CONDITION. THE WORK ENTAILS DESIGNING SEVERAL TYPES OF SENSORS; PERFORMING FULL STATIC AND DYNAMIC TESTS; INVESTIGATING APPROACHES TO DESIGNING A SITE-SPECIFIC SYSTEM; AND INTERPRETATION OF THE SENSOR OUTPUT. THE RESEARCH EVALUATES THE GENERAL DISTRIBUTION OF HIGH STRAINS (OR DAMAGE) INCURRED DURING AN EARTHQUAKE EVENT TO OPTIMIZE THE LOCATION OF THE SENSORS AND THE ACCURACY WITH WHICH THE SYSTEM PREDICTS THE DAMAGE. THE NEW TECHNOLOGY CAN PROVIDE FOR AN ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR STRUCTURAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce Westermo
4048747240

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Strain Monitor Systems Inc.
430 10th St Nw Ste N-102 Atlanta, GA 30318

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No