PEER Reports

PEER Reports

New PEER Report 2017/12: “Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Vintage and Retrofit Concentrically Braced Steel Frames under Cyclic Loading"

August 9, 2018

PEER has just published Report No. 2017/12: “Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Vintage and Retrofit Concentrically Braced Steel Frames under Cyclic Loading.” It was authored by Barbara G. Simpson, Stephen A. Mahin, and Jiun-Wei Lai.

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Abstract

The parallel evolution of seismic design provisions and braced-frame research has led to inconsistencies between the design and construction of braced...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/02 “Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/02 titled “Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Catherine A. Whyte of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and Bozidar Stojadinovic of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. The research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation under award number CMMI-0829978 through the Network for Earthquake...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/07 “Earthquake Engineering for Resilient Communities: 2012 PEER Internship Program Research Report Collection”

PEER coordinates a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students that is focused on the theme of earthquake resilient communities. With funding from the National Science Program, eleven interns from a variety of backgrounds and universities participated in the 2012 program.

To show the importance of multidisciplinary cooperation and collaboration, PEER assigns participating undergraduate interns with a project in one of the following disciplines: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, risk mitigation, urban planning, or public policy. The interns are then...

New PEER Report 2016/02: “Semi-Automated Procedure for Windowing Time Series and Computing Fourier Amplitude Spectra for the NGA-West2 Database”

PEER has just published Report No. 2016/02 titled “Semi-Automated Procedure for Windowing Time Series and Computing Fourier Amplitude Spectra for the NGA-West2 Database.” It was authored by Tadahiro Kishida, Olga-Joan Ktenidou, Robert B. Darragh, Walter J. Silva.

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Abstract:

This document introduces and describes the data processing methods developed for computing Fourier amplitude spectra (FAS...

New PEER Report 2017/11: “Preliminary Studies on the Dynamic Response of a Seismically Isolated Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR)”

June 26, 2018

PEER has just published Report No. 2017/11 titled “Preliminary Studies on the Dynamic Response of a Seismically Isolated Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR).” It was authored by Benshun Shao, Andreas Schellenberg, Matthew Schoettler, and Stephen Mahin.

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Abstract

The KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company, Inc. (KEPCO E&C) is developing a Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled...

New PEER Report 2018/02: “Update of the BC Hydro Subduction Ground-Motion Model using the NGA-Subduction Dataset”

July 12, 2018

PEER has just published Report No. 2018/02: “Update of the BC Hydro Subduction Ground-Motion Model using the NGA-Subduction Dataset.” It was authored by Norman Abrahamson, Nicolas Kuehn, Zeynep Gulerce, Nicholas Gregor, Yousef Bozorgnia, Grace Parker, Jonathan Stewart, Brian Chiou, I.M. Idriss, Kenneth Campbell, Robert Youngs.

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Abstract

An update to the BCHydro ground-motion model for subduction earthquakes has been...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/04 “Unbonded Pre-Tensioned Columns for Bridges in Seismic Regions”

PEER has just published Report No. 2012/04 titled “Unbonded Pre-Tensioned Columns for Bridges in Seismic Regions” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Phillip M. Davis, Todd M. Janes, Marc O. Eberhard, and John F. Stanton of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington. The research and report were sponsored by PEER’s Transportation Systems Research Program.

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New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/05 “Development of Simplified Analysis Procedure for Piles in Laterally Spreading Layered Soils”

PEER has just published Report No. 2012/05 titled “Development of Simplified Analysis Procedure for Piles in Laterally Spreading Layered Soils” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Christopher R. McGann, Pedro Arduino, and Peter Mackenzie–Helnwein of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington. The research and report were sponsored by PEER’s Transportation Systems Research Program.

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New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/06 “Fragilities for Precarious Rocks at Yucca Mountain”

PEER has just published Report No. 2012/06 titled “Fragilities for Precarious Rocks at Yucca Mountain” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Matthew D. Purvance, Rasool Anooshehpoor, and James N. Brune of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory University of Nevada, Reno. The research and report were sponsored by PEER’s Lifelines Program funded by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and California Department of Transportation.

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New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/08 “Guidelines for Estimation of Shear Wave Velocity Profiles”

PEER has just published Report No. 2012/08 titled “Guidelines for Estimation of Shear Wave Velocity Profiles” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Bernard R. Wair and Jason T. DeJong of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Davis and Thomas Shantz of the California Department of Transportation Sacramento. The research and report were sponsored by PEER’s Program of Applied Earthquake Engineering Research of Lifelines Systems supported by the California Department of Transportation and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company...