Blind Prediction Contest 2018

2018 Blind Prediction Contest

Important Dates

  • Contest Opens: October 24

PEER is pleased to announce the 2018 Blind Prediction Competition on the numerical simulation of a recently completed large-scale liquefaction shaking table experiment.

As a part of this PEER-funded project, a large-scale shaking table test was recently conducted at UCSD’s Powell Laboratory using the 2.9 meter tall soil laminar box. The experiment focused on the response of shallow foundations in liquefied soils. More information abou the project can be found here: Shake Table Tests on Shallow Foundations in Liquefied Soils Supported on Helical Piles. Both research and practicing engineering communities will be encouraged to participage in this exciting competition.

The contest is open to teams from the practicing structural engineering community and the academic and research community (including students). International entries are welcome. The winner from each category: one from researchers and another from practicing engineers, will be recognized and awarded.

The prediction contest will be “blind” and compare analytical response “predictions” with those measured during experimental testing. Each participant should predict several response quantities. The closest predictions to the test results will be awarded.

While names and affiliations of all participating teams will be identified, results will be presented anonymously (unlabeled), except for those of the “winning” entries from each contestant category. The winners will be announced and awarded at the PEER Annual Meeting to be held at UC Los Angeles on  January 17-18, 2019.

PEER will reimburse a representative of the winning team from each of two award categories allowable travel expenses to attend the PEER annual meeting -- NEED to CONFIRM

Due date for submitting results of post-test analysis is DATE NEEDED.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ramin Motamed, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno.