NCES Discipline

Structural Control


The researcher interviewed for this data curation profile is an earthquake engineer who is studying devices that can reduce the response of buildings during earthquakes. Specifically, the objective of this project is to develop design methodologies that are suitable for structures that have control devices in them. She uses a method called “real-time hybrid testing” to validate the performance of the design methodologies and their dampers. The overall goal is to create a mathematical model for the magnetorheological damper whose results can be compared with results from physical tests. The data management needs concern refitting the data into the NEES data model and conforming to the NEES hub policies and standards. Refitting the data may involve reformatting the data, providing additional metadata, and making the data compatible with the tools offered by NEES hub.