PEER Reports

PEER Reports

New PEER Report 2021/05: "City-Scale Multi-Infrastructure Network Resilience Simulation Tool"

August 30, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/05 "City-Scale Multi-Infrastructure Network Resilience Simulation Tool." It was authored by Kenichi Soga, Renjie Wu, Bingyu Zhao and Chaofeng Wang.

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Abstract:

The goal of this project is to deliver a coherent framework of simulation tools that can quantify the performance of the water distribution network (WDN) and the transportation...

New PEER Report 2021/04: "Towards Multi-Tier Modeling of Liquefaction Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure"

July 14, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/04: "Towards Multi-Tier Modeling of Liquefaction Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure." It was authored by Brett W. Maurer, Mertcan Geyin and Alex J. Baird, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.

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Abstract

Semi-empirical models based on in situ geotechnical tests have been the standard-of-practice for predicting soil...

New PEER Report 2021/03: "Effective Stress Analysis of Liquefaction Sites and Evaluation of Sediment Ejecta Potential"

June 7, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/03: "Effective Stress Analysis of Liquefaction Sites and Evaluation of Sediment Ejecta Potential." It was authored by Daniel Hutabarat and Jonathan D. Bray, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

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Abstract

Sediment ejecta mechanism contributes significantly to the severity of liquefaction-induced ground failure (e.g.,...

New PEER Report 2021/02: "Implementation, Verification, and Validation of the PM4Sand Model in OpenSees"

June 7, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/02: "Implementation, Verification, and Validation of the PM4Sand Model in OpenSees." It was authored by Long Chen and Pedro Arduino, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.

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Abstract

Human and economic losses caused by earthquake-induced soil liquefaction underscore the importance of assessing liquefaction hazards, both by determining whether a...

New PEER Report 2020/11: "Hybrid Simulations for the Seismic Evaluation of Resilient Highway Bridge Systems"

April 15, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/11: "Hybrid Simulations for the Seismic Evaluation of Resilient Highway Bridge Systems." It was authored by Yingjie Wu, Selim Günay and Khalid Mosalam.

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Abstract

Bridges often serve as key links in local and national transportation networks. Bridge closures can result in severe costs, not only in the form of repair or replacement, but also in the form of economic...

Fire-Induced Structural Collapse on Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, May 23, 2020

Mohammadreza Eslami
Khalid Mosalam
Ankit Angrawal
Amarnath Kasalanati
2021

PEER 2021/01: On May 23, 2020, a severe fire resulted in progressive collapse of a processing and storage ware-house structure located at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco, California. This incidentprovided a unique opportunity to study the performance of structural systems exposed to largeopen-compartment fires resulting in progressive collapse. Subsequently, a post-fire investigationwas conducted to collect data pertinent to both fire severity and key structural characteristics, whichwere made available to...

New PEER Report 2020/23: "Earthquake Damage Workshop"

December 16, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/23: "Earthquake Damage Workshop," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by Kylin Vail and Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene; David P. Welch, Stanford University; and Evan Reis, Reis Consulting.

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New PEER Report 2020/22: "Technical Background Report for Structural Analysis and Performance Assessment"

December 16, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/22: "Technical Background Report for Structural Analysis and Performance Assessment," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by David P. Welch and Gregory G. Deierlein, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University.

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New PEER Report 2020/21: "Comparison of the Response of Small- and Large-Component Cripple Wall Specimens Tested under Simulated Seismic Loading"

December 16, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/21: "Comparison of the Response of Small- and Large-Component Cripple Wall Specimens Tested under Simulated Seismic Loading," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, Universiity of California, San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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