2018 Blind Prediction Competition Now Open!

October 24, 2018

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

As a part of this PEER-funded project, a large-scale shaking table test was recently conducted at UCSD’s Powell Laboratory (link is external) using the 2.9 meter tall soil laminar box which is the basis for this blind prediction competition. The experiment focused on the response of shallow foundations in liquefied soils.

More information about the project can be found here: Shake Table Tests on Shallow Foundations in Liquefied Soils Supported on Helical Piles. The project team is organizing this blind prediction, and both researchers as well as practicing engineers are encouraged to participate in this exciting competition.

Important Contest Dates:

  • Contest Opens: October 24, 2018

  • Deadline for questions: November 9, 2018

  • Deadline for submittal of prediction results: December 16, 2018

  • Winners will be notified: December 21, 2018

  • Winners will be announces at the PEER 2019 Annual Meeting

More information about the competition can be accessed on the 2018 Blind Prediction Competition page.