Nyema Wesley

My name is Nyema Wesley and I am a senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be working under Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens and Prof. Maurizio Chiaramonte of Princeton University, along with supporting faculty at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, to study the response behavior of Japanese timber pagodas subject to earthquake forces. In particular, I will use finite element analysis to assess whether the seismic energy dissipation of pagodas are primarily due to the mass damping of their central column or the frictional sliding of their wooden connections.

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