Projects

PEER Transportation Systems Research Program (TSRP)

Projects Beginning in 2021:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Liquefaction Evaluation of Gravelly Soils: An Integrated Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modeling Approach Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos UC Berkeley
Machine Learning for Analysis and Risk Management of Complex Infrastructure Systems Jack Baker Stanford
Correlation of Ground Motion Duration with Spectral Acceleration and Implications for Expected Bridge Performance Tracy Becker UC Berkeley
Advanced Guidelines for Stability Design of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Michael H. Scott Oregon State University
A System-Level Study to Evaluate the Role of Soil Gradation on Seismically Induced Embankment Deformations Jason DeJong UC Davis
Calibration and Verification of OpenSees Models for Simulating the Response through Collapse of Nonplanar RC Walls Laura Lowes University of Washington
Prediction of Seismic Compression of Unsaturated Backfills John McCartney UC San Diego
A Critical Examination of Material Strain Limits for Performance-based Seismic Design of Modern Pier and Wharf Structures Machel Morrison UC San Diego
Seismic Performance of Isolated Bridges under Extreme Shaking Gilberto Mosqueda UC San Diego
Deep Learning Based Surrogate Modeling for Uncertainty Quantification in Soil-Structure Interaction Problems Elnaz Seylabi University of Nevada, Reno
Advancing the Practice of Cyclic Softening Assessments of Silts and Clays Armin Stuedlein Oregon State University
Implementation of Frequency-Dependent Impedance Function in OpenSees Jian Zhang UC Los Angeles

Projects Beginning in 2020:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
OpenSees Implementation of 3D Embedded Pile Element for Enhance Soil-Pile Interaction Analysis of Bridge Systems Subject to Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading Pedro Arduino University of Washington
Reduced-Order Models for Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction Analyses of Buried Structures Domniki Asimaki, Caltech
Identification of Transportation Network Corridors, for Enhancing Network Resilience Jack Baker Stanford

Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis

Lijuan "Dawn" Cheng UC Davis
Meshfree Large-Strain Framework for Seismic Response of Ground-Structural Systems: Development and Open Source Tool Ahmed Elgamal, UC San Diego
Text Analytics on Social Media for Resilience-Enabled Extreme Events Reconnaissance Laurent El Ghaoui UC Berkeley
Fire Performance of Steel-Frame Buildings using OpenSees Erica Fisher Oregon State University
Ground Improvement-Based Protection of Transportation Infrastructure: Validation of PBE via Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling Tara Hutchinson UC San Diego
Fracture of Deficient Steel Details in Pre-Northridge Transportation Infrastructure Structures Amit Kanvinde UC Davis
A Pacific Rim Forum on Regional-Scale Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motions and Infrastructure Response for PBEE of Transportation Systems David McCallen University of Nevada, Reno
Workshop of Pre- and Post-processing Tools for OpenSees Frank McKenna UC Berkeley
Probabilistic Simulation-Based Evaluation of the Effect of Near-Field Spatially Varying Ground Motions on Distributed Infrastructure Systems Floriana Petrone University of Nevada, Reno
Leveraging Leading Indicators for Wildfire Risk Reduction Rune Storesund UC Berkeley
Performance Based Economic Loss Assessment Due to a Hypothetical Large Southern Earthquake based on the Disruption and Recovery of Port of Los Angeles Freight Traffic Ertugrul Taciroglu UC Los Angeles
A Comprehensive Database of RC Column Tests John Wallace UC Los Angeles

Projects Beginning in 2019:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Non-ergodic Ground-motion Model for California Norm Abrahamson UC Berkeley
Analysis of Fine-grained Soil Failure in Chiba during 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, and Development of Community Lab Test Database Scott Brandenberg UC Los Angeles
Tsunami-borne Debris Loading on Bridges Ian Buckle University of Nevada Reno
Inclusion of Modeling Uncertainty, Parameter Uncertainty and Parameter Estimation Uncertainty in PBSD of Ordinary Standard RC Bridges Joel Conte UC San Diego
Establishing Bridge Column Capacity Limit States through Modeling and Simulation Sashi Kunnath UC Davis
New Seismically Resilient System for HSR, Ports and Vehicular Transportation Systems: Reducing Downtime, Construction Cost and Post-Earthquake Repair Dawn Lehman University of Washington
Bridge Functionality Instead of Component Damage as PBEE Metric Michael Scott Oregon State University
DEM Modeling of the Influence of Depositional Fabric on the Mechanical Properties of Granular Sediments using XRT Data Nicholas Sitar UC Berkeley
City-scale Multi-infrastructure Network Resilience Simulation Tool Kenichi Soga UC Berkeley
Seismic Evaluation of the California High Speed Rail System John Stanton University of Washington
Validation and Utilization of Physics-based Simulated Ground Motions for Bridge Performance Assessment Farzin Zareian UC Irvine

Projects Beginning in 2018:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Modeling Bay Area Transportation Network Resilience Jack Baker Stanford University
Liquefaction Triggering and Effects at Silty Soil Sites Jonathan Bray UC Berkeley
Aftershock Seismic Vulnerability and Time-Dependent Risk Assessment of Bridges Henry Burton UC Los Angeles PEER Report: 2019/04
UNR-Stanford Collaboration: Stanford – Accounting for Earthquake Duration in Performance-Based Evaluation and Design of Bridges Gregory Deierlein Stanford University
A Systematic Computational Framework for Multi-span Bridge PBEE Applications Ahmed Elgamal UC San Diego
Post-Earthquake Fire Performance of Industrial Facilities Erica C. Fischer Oregon State University
Dissipative Base Connections for Moment Frame Structures in Airports and other Transportation Systems Amit Kanvinde UC Davis
Towards Next Generation p-y Formulations – Part 2: Statistical Assessment of Uncertainties in Key Components of Soil Resistance Functions Anne Lemnitzer UC Irvine
Tsunami Debris: Simulating Hazard and Loads Patrick Lynett University of Southern California
UNR-Stanford Collaboration: UNR – Accounting for Earthquake Duration in Performance-Based Evaluation and Design of Bridges David Sanders (original PI)
Mohamed A. Moustafa (new PI)
University of Nevada Reno
Development of a Database and a toolbox for Regional Seismic Risk Assessment of California’s Highway Bridges Ertugrul Taciroglu UC Los Angeles
Micro-Inspired Continuum Modeling Using Virtual Experiments Jose Andrade California Institute of Technology
Implementation and Validation of PM4Sand in OpenSees Pedro Arduino University of Washington
Towards Multi-Tier Modeling of Liquefaction Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure Brett Maurer University of Washington
Influence of Vertical Ground Shaking on Design of Bridges Isolated with Friction Pendulum Bearings Keri Ryan University of Nevada Reno PEER Report: 2019/08
High-Performance Computing Based Distributed Multi-Layered City Scale Transportation Network Tool Kenichi Soga UC Berkeley
Fluid-Structure Interaction and Python Scripting Capabilities in OpenSees Minjie Zhu Oregon State University PEER Report: 2019/06

Projects Beginning in 2017:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Near-Fault Ground Motions for use in PBEE Armen Der Kiureghian American University of Amenia
System Level Performance Evaluation of Earthquake Resilient Bridges Using Hybrid Simulation and Performance-Based EE Khalid Mosalam UC Berkeley
Shake Table Tests on Shallow Foundations in Liquefied Soils Supported on Helical Piles (yr 1) Ramin Motamed University of Nevada Reno
Testing and Hybrid Simulations of Environmentally Damaged Bridge Columns Claudia Ostertag UC Berkeley
Dynamic Testing of Dry Socket Connections in Recentering Bridge Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction Josè Restrepo UC San Diego

Projects Beginning in 2016:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Towards Next Generation P-Y Curves-Part 1: Evaluation of the State-of-the-Art and Identification of Recent Research Developments Anne Lemnitzer UC Irvine
Tsunami Engineering: Performance Based Tsunami Engineering II Harry Yeh Oregon State University
Tsunami Engineering: Performance Based Tsunami Engineering II – Data Set Hong Kie Thio AECOM
System Level Performance Evaluation of Earthquake Resilient Bridges Using Hybrid Simulation Khalid Mosalam UC Berkeley
Swarm-Enabled Infrastructure-Mapping for Rapid Damage Assessment Following Earthquakes Tarek Zohdi UC Berkeley
Geometrically Exact Nonlinear Modeling of Multi-stage Friction Pendulum Systems Sanjay Govindjee UC Berkeley PEER Report: 2017/07
How the Water/Binder Ratio and Voids Affect the Performance of Hardened Concrete Subjected to Fire Kamran Nemati University of Washington
Recovery Model for Commercial Low-Rise Buildings Vesna Terzic CSU Long Beach

Projects Beginning in 2015:

Title of ProjectPI NamePI AffiliationReport/Publication
Earthquake Resilient Bridge Columns Josè Restrepo UC San Diego
Tsunami Design Guide Specifications for Bridges: Local Tsunami Hazard Assessment Patrick Lynett University of Southern California