Design of a web based interface and database structure for structural engineering experimental data /

Kurt, Tolga
This study is conducted in order to design and implement a web-based database application which stores structural and earthquake engineering experimental data and related documents in a main server in a standardized manner and makes it possible for researchers and engineers to add and share experimental data easily. The system is developed in accordance with the standards defined in the scope of the SERIES project which is a project operated by a consortium consisting of related university laboratories and institutions of European countries. The implementation was first tested in Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory of Civil Engineering Department, METU and then has become a part of the SERIES network. The application has two main components one of which is used to store information about projects, specimens, experiments, related files, sensor and loading devices at the server side. The other component of the application is a website allowing users to attain a functional user interface which makes it easy to use the application, and it is accessible from everywhere with internet connection. After the database was created using MySQL database management system, it was attached to the website which was developed using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP programming languages. The system provides functionalities to create, modify, search, and delete projects, specimens and experiments, to upload/download related files, to plot signals and other related features. The application is thoroughly tested with the experiment data obtained from previous projects conducted in METU and is accessible via a public URL in production mode.


A web-based database for experimental structural engineering research
Türer, Öncel Umut; Kurç, Özgür; Department of Civil Engineering (2010)
This study presents a web-based database application for storing experimental data and related documents at a single location and sharing them among researchers and engineers from all over the world. The database application, accessible from a website was developed for experimental structural engineering researches, and initially tested at Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory of Civil Engineering Department, METU. The application is composed of two parts. The first part is the database that stor...
Linear static analysis of large structural models on pc clusters
Özmen, Semih; Toker, Kurç; Department of Civil Engineering (2009)
This research focuses on implementing and improving a parallel solution framework for the linear static analysis of large structural models on PC clusters. The framework consists of two separate programs where the first one is responsible from preparing data for the parallel solution that involves partitioning, workload balancing, and equation numbering. The second program is a fully parallel nite element program that utilizes substructure based solution approach with direct solvers. The first step of data...
Use of simulated ground motions for the evaluation of energy response of simple structural systems
Karim Zadeh Naghshineh, Shaghayegh; Askan Gündoğan, Ayşegül; Erberik, Murat Altuğ (Elsevier BV, 2019-08-01)
The literature on energy-based seismic design and assessment methodologies of structural systems mostly relies on real ground motion datasets. However, certain bias exists due to lack of homogeneity in available ground motion datasets. In this study, a large set of ground motions is simulated. Next, the effects of various parameters on seismic behavior of SDOF systems in terms of energy are studied using nonlinear time history analyses. The stochastic finite-fault simulations are performed on the western pa...
Efficient computation of strong partial transitive-closures
Toroslu, İsmail Hakkı (null; 1993-01-01)
The development of efficient algorithms to process the different forms of the transitive-closure (TC) queries within the context of large database systems has recently attracted a large volume of research efforts. In this paper, we present a new algorithm suitable for processing one of these forms, the so called strong partially-instantiated, in which one of the query's argument is instantiated to a set of constants and the processing of which yields a set of tuples that draw their values form both of the q...
Approximate analysis and condition assesment of reinforced concrete t-beam bridges using artificial neural networks
Dumlupınar, Taha; Hasançebi, Oğuzhan; Department of Civil Engineering (2008)
In recent years, artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been employed for estimation and prediction purposes in many areas of civil/structural engineering. In this thesis, multilayered feedforward backpropagation algorithm is used for the approximate analysis and calibration of RC T-beam bridges and modeling of bridge ratings of these bridges. Currently bridges are analyzed using a standard FEM program. However, when a large population of bridges is concerned, such as the one considered in this project (Pen...
Citation Formats
T. Kurt, “Design of a web based interface and database structure for structural engineering experimental data /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.