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September 13, 2019

PEER Request for Proposal: Solicitation PEER-TSRP 19-01

Deadline to submit: 11:59pm (PDT) Thursday, October 31, 2019

September 4, 2019

The PEER Researchers’ Workshop was held on August 26-27, 2019, at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station.

August 26, 2019

PEER is pleased to announce that Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, is taking the leadership role of the PEER Lifelines Research Program.

August 23, 2019

The impact of a PEER funded research project "New Seismically Resilient System for HSR, Ports and Vehicular Transportation Systems: Reducing Downtime, Construction Cost and Post-Earthquake Repair" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigators (PIs) are Dawn Lehman, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, and Charles Roeder, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington. The research team includes Zhao Muzi, Ph.D. Candidate.

August 15, 2019

The impact of a PEER funded research project "DEM Modeling of the Influence of Depositional Fabric on the Mechanical Properties of Granular Sediments using XRT Data" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Nicholas Sitar, Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Professor, UC Berkeley. The research team includes Fernando Estefan T. Garcia, Post-doctoral student, UC Berkeley.

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July 30, 2019

July 23, 2019

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center is pleased to offer exciting opportunities for students to explore new directions in earthquake engineering studies and research.

July 9, 2019

June 25, 2019

The Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (SEAONC) honored three PEER research colleagues during the SEAONC June Awards dinner meeting:

  • SEAONC Honorary Member: Norm Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and UC Davis
  • SEAONC Helmut Krawinkler Award Co-Recipients: Jack Baker, Associate Professor at Stanford University, and Curt B. Haselton, Associate Professor at Chico State University

SEAONC Honorary Member
Norm Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and UC Davis

June 24, 2019

The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued an Event Briefing for the June 17, M6.0 earthquake in Sichuan, China.  Event Briefings  are typically released within 48 hours of an event for which StEER will not deploy virtual or field assessment teams, but still warrants some commentary. This briefing summarizes the event characteristics and key lessons learned.

June 12, 2019

June 10, 2019

June 5, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2019/04: "Aftershock Seismic Vulnerability and Time-Dependent Risk Assessment of Bridges." It was authored by Sujith Mangalathu, Mehrdad Shokrabadi and Henry V. Burton.

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Abstract

June 3, 2019

The NSF-funded Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued a Virtual Assessment Structural Team (VAST) Report for the May 26, 2019, M8.0 Lagunas Peru Earthquake.

May 17, 2019

The California Energy Commission awarded a $4.9 million grant to PEER on May 15 to improve the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure.

May 16, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2019/03: "Ground-Motion Directivity Modeling for Seismic Hazard Applications." It was authored by Jennifer L. Donahue, Jonathan P. Stewart, Nicolas Gregor and Yousef Bozorgnia. Review Panel: Jonathan D. Bray, Stephen A. Mahin, I. M. Idriss, Robert W. Graves and Tom Shantz.

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May 15, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2019/02: "Direct-Finite-Element Method for Nonlinear Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Dams Including Dam–Water–Foundation Rock Interaction." It was authored by Arnkjell Løkke and Anil Chopra.

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Abstract

The impact of a PEER funded research project, "Tsunami-borne Debris Loading on Bridges" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Ian Buckle, Foundation Professor, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes Denis Istrati, Research Assistant Professor, UNR, Seddigheh (Anis) Hasanpour, Graduate Assistant, UNR, and Michael Scott, Oregon State University, Corvallis.

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May 7, 2019

The impact of a PEER funded research project, "Inclusion of Modeling Uncertainty, Parameter Uncertainty and Parameter Estimation Uncertainty in PBSD of Ordinary Standard RC Bridges" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Joel P. Conte, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The research team includes Angshuman Deb, Graduate Student Researcher, UC San Diego and Jose I. Restrepo, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego.

The impact of a PEER funded research project, "A Non-Ergodic Ground-Motion Model for California" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Norman Abrahamson, UC Berkeley. The research team includes Grigorios Lavrent, Graduate Student Researcher UC Berkeley and Tessa Williams, Graduate Student Researcher UC Berkeley.

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