A metadata model for collaborative experiments and simulations in earthquake engineering

Jean-Pierre Bardet, Fang Liu, Nazila Mokarram

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Abstract

Research projects in earthquake engineering yield a very large amount of complex data from experiments and computer simulations. Understanding and exchanging these complicated and voluminous data sets prompted the development of metadata models that document the processes of data generation, and facilitate the collaboration and exchange of information between researchers. The present metadata model was designed to document and exchange a large number of large data files in earthquake engineering, but is applicable to other fields of engineering and science. The model was conceived based on a series of former data models, which were unduly complicated and limited to few types of experiments. Simpler than its predecessors, the present metadata model applies to all kinds of earthquake engineering experiments. It was developed in the object-oriented framework using Protégé. Its applications are illustrated with examples from centrifuge experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-153
Number of pages21
JournalFrontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Data
  • Documentation
  • Experiment
  • Metadata
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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A metadata model for collaborative experiments and simulations in earthquake engineering. / Bardet, Jean-Pierre; Liu, Fang; Mokarram, Nazila.

In: Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China, Vol. 4, No. 2, 06.2010, p. 133-153.

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