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Summary

About the Agency

NIST currently has several internship positions located in the Engineering Laboratory. The incumbents that are selected will perform nonlinear analytical studies of building structures designed to resist earthquake ground motions in accordance with current design standards.

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Duties

To perform nonlinear analytical studies of building structures designed to resist earthquake ground motions in accordance with current design standards, so as to determine performance of specific building elements. The work will be directed by a research structural engineer with the goal of exploring the relationship between specific design requirements found in applicable codes and standards and the observed performance. Topics to be studied may include: (1) development of a more accurate approximate structural period relationship for use in determining design-level lateral earthquake forces, (2) development of improved rules for distributing design-level lateral forces that consider vertical irregularities in the structural lateral system, and (3) analysis of collapse for performance-based seismic engineering.

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