PEER Reports

PEER Reports

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2012/103 “Performance-Based Seismic Demand Assessment of Concentrically Braced Steel Frame Buildings”

PEER has just published Report No. 2012/103 titled “Performance-Based Seismic Demand Assessment of Concentrically Braced Steel Frame Buildings” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Chui-Hsin Chen and Stephen A. Mahin from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Grants CMS-0600625 and CMS-0619161, and by the University of California, Berkeley through the Byron and Elvira Nishkian Endowed Chair in Structural Engineering. Dr. Chen was also...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/01 “Housing Recovery in Chile: A Qualitative Mid- program Review”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/01 titled “Housing Recovery in Chile: A Qualitative Mid- program Review” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Mary C. Comerio from the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. This report is based on extensive interviews conducted during two trips to Chile. These trips were organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

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New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/16 “Effect of hoop reinforcement spacing on the cyclic response of large reinforced concrete special moment frame beams”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/16 titled “Effect of hoop reinforcement spacing on the cyclic response of large reinforced concrete special moment frame beams” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Marios Panagiotou, Tea Visnjic, Grigorios Antonellis, Panagiotis Galanis, and Jack P. Moehle of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

The research was sponsored with financial support and in-kind contributions from Pankow Foundation,
Webcor Builders, ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/17 “Response Spectrum Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Including Dam-Water-Foundation Interaction”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/17 titled “Response Spectrum Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Including Dam-Water-Foundation Interaction” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Arnkjell Løkke of the Department of Structural Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Anil K. Chopra of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

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New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/18 “Identification of Site Parameters that Improve Predictions of Site Amplification”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/18 titled “Identification of Site Parameters that Improve Predictions of Site Amplification” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Ellen M. Rathje and Sara Navidi of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. 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.

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New PEER Report Published: 2013/19 “Toward Resilient Communities: A Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Design and Evaluation of the Built Environment”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/19 titled “Toward Resilient Communities: A Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Design and Evaluation of the Built Environment” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Michael William Mieler of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley; Bozidar Stojadinovic of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich; Robert J. Budnitz of the Earth Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/20 “Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Seismic Behavior of Conventional and Hybrid Braced Frames”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/20 titled “Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Seismic Behavior of Conventional and Hybrid Braced Frames” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Jiun-Wei Lai and Stephen A. Mahin of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.

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Abstract:
This report summarizes both experimental and analytical studies on the...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/21 “Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges with Columns on Rocking Foundations”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/21 titled “Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges with Columns on Rocking Foundations” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Grigorios Antonellis and Marios Panagiotou of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.

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Abstract:
Traditional seismic design of bridges includes ductile details that allow bridges to...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/14 “Hanging-Wall Scaling using Finite-Fault Simulations”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/14 titled “Hanging-Wall Scaling using Finite-Fault Simulations” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Jennifer L. Donahue of Geosyntec Consultants and Norman A. Abrahamson of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. This report is part of the NGA-West2 research program sponsored by PEER and funded by the California Earthquake Authority, California Department of Transportation, and the Pacific Gas &...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/15 “A Probabilistic Framework to Include the Effects of Near-Fault Directivity in Seismic Hazard Assessment”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/15 titled “A Probabilistic Framework to Include the Effects of Near-Fault Directivity in Seismic Hazard Assessment” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Shrey Kumar Shahi and Jack W. Baker of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. This report, supported in part by the Earthquake Engineering Research Centers Program of the National Science Foundation, is part of the NGA-West2 research program sponsored by PEER and funded by the...