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October 9, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/04: "Partially Non-Ergodic Ground-Motion Model for Subduction Regions using the NGA-Subduction Database." It was authored by Nicolas Kuehn and Yousef Bozorgnia, University of California, Los Angeles; Kenneth W. Campbell, Core Logic, Inc.; and Nicholas Gregor, Nicholas Gregor Consulting.

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October 7, 2020

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is teaming up with PEER to host the 2020 Research Forum on Residential Seismic Retrofits, which will be held online on October 26 and 27, 2020.

September 14, 2020

PEER Request for Proposal: Solicitation PEER-TSRP 20-02

Deadline to submit: 11:59pm (PDT) Thursday, November 2, 2020

September 2, 2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites tenure-track faculty applications in the area of structural engineering for risk, reliability, and resilience.

Of particular interest are candidates who develop methods to examine the effects of interacting uncertainties via computational techniques at the interface between artificial intelligence/machine learning, risk and reliability analysis, decision theory, and their integration with prevailing simulation methods, such as digital-twins and finite element techniques.

August 18, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/03: "NGA-Subduction Global Ground-Motion Models with Regional Adjustment Factors." It was authored by Grace A. Parker, formerly of UCLA and now at the U.S. Geological Survey; Jonathan P. Stewart, University of California, Los Angeles; David M. Boore, Geophysicist (Emeritus, formerly of the U.S. Geological Survey)  Los Altos, California; Gail M. Atkinson, Western University London, Canada; Bezhad Hassani, BC Hydro, Canada. 

August 14, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "OpenSees Implementation of 3D Embedded Pile Element for Enhanced Soil-pile Interaction Analysis of Bridge Systems Subject to Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Pedro Arduino, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.


July 23, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "A Comprehensive Database of RC Column Tests" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is John W. Wallace, Professor, UCLA, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The research team includes Saman Abdullah, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA.

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July 8, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Text Analytics on Social Media for Resilience-Enabled Extreme Events Reconnaissance (TAR)" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Laurent El Ghaoui, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley. The research team includes Selim Günay, Project Scientist, UC Berkeley, Alicia Yi-Ting Tsai, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, Chenglong Li, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, and Minjune Hwang, Undergraduate, UC Berkeley.

June 30, 2020

June 19, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Reduced-Order Models for Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction Analyses of Buried Structures" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Domniki Asimaki, Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Caltech. The Co-Principal Investigator is Elnaz Esmaeilzadeh Seylabi, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes Kien T. Nguyen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech.

June 15, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project  "Meshfree Large-Strain Framework for Seismic Response of Ground-Structural Systems: Development and Open Source Tool" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigators (PIs) are Ahmed Elgamal, Professor, UC San Diego and Jiun-Shyan (JS) Chen, Professor, UC San Diego. The research team includes Zhijian Qiu, Graduate Student Researcher, UC San Diego.

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June 11, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/01: "Modeling Viscous Damping in Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Steel Moment-Frame Buildings: Design-Plus Ground Motions." It was authored by Xin Qian, John A. Martin and Associates; Anil K. Chopra and Frank McKenna, University of California, Berkeley.

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Summary

May 20, 2020

StEER logoThe Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued an Event Briefing for the M6.5 Nevada (Monte Cristo Range) Earthquake that occurred on May 15, 2020. This Event Briefing is an abbreviated StEER response mechanism that briefly summarizes the event and any key lessons that can be learned

April 28, 2020

April 9, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "A Pacific Rim Forum on Regional-Scale Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motions and Infrastructure Response for PBEE of Transportation Systems" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is David McCallen, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes Norman Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley, and Floriana Petrone, University of Nevada, Reno.

April 8, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Probabilistic Simulation-Based Evaluation of the Effect of Near-Field Spatially Varying Ground Motions on Distributed Infrastructure Systems" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Floriana Petrone, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nevada Reno. The research team includes Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley, and David McCallen, Professor, University of Nevada Reno.

April 7, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Leveraging Leading Indicators for Wildfire Risk Reduction" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Rune Storesund, Executive Director, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley. The research team includes Karlene Roberts, Director, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley, and Khalid Mosalam, Director, PEER.

April 3, 2020

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Fire Performance of Steel-Frame Buildings using OpenSees" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Erica C. Fischer, PE, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University.

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April 2, 2020

I am writing this message during the difficult time of the global COVID-19 crisis. I wish you and your loved ones safe and healthy days to come. I am optimistic this crisis will come to an end by all of us doing our civic duties including the very necessary “social distancing” and curtailment of all non-essential activities to take place from home as much as possible.

March 31, 2020

The PEER-Bridge Research Program is announcing a Request For Proposals with the objective of developing a new LRFD-based bridge deck design procedure that accounts for modern trucks, dynamic (rolling) loads, shear demands, and concrete fatigue.