PEER Reports

PEER Reports

New PEER Report Published: 2013/22 “GEM-PEER Task 3 Project: Selection of a Global Set of Ground Motion Prediction Equations”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/22 titled “GEM-PEER Task 3 Project: Selection of a Global Set of Ground Motion Prediction Equations” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Jonathan P. Stewart, John Douglas, Mohammad B. Javanbarg, Carola Di Alessandro, Yousef Bozorgnia, Norman A. Abrahamson, David M. Boore, Kenneth W. Campbell, Elise Delavaud, Mustafa Erdik, and Peter J. Stafford.

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New PEER Report Published: 2014/01 “Performance-Based Seismic Assessment of Skewed Bridges”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/01 titled “Performance-Based Seismic Assessment of Skewed Bridges” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Peyman Kaviani, Farzin Zareian, and Ertugrul Tacifoglu.

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The objective of this study is to assess the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete bridges with skew-angled seat-type abutments through a performance-based methodology. Special attention is...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/24 “NGA-West2 Ground Motion Prediction Equations for Vertical Ground Motions”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/24 titled “NGA-West2 Ground Motion Prediction Equations for Vertical Ground Motions” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series.

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This report documents the development of the NGA-West2 empirical ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs) for ground-motion intensity measures derived from recordings of the vertical component of ground motion. The extensive and expanded PEER NGA-...

New PEER Report Published: PEER 2013/25 “Earthquake Engineering for Resilient Communities: 2013 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 Foundation (NSF), twenty interns from a variety of backgrounds and universities participated in the 2013 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...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/02 “Theoretical Development of Hybrid Simulation Applied to Plate Structures”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/02 titled “Theoretical Development of Hybrid Simulation Applied to Plate Structures” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Ahmed A. Bakhaty, Khalid M. Mosalam, and Sanjay Govindjee

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Hybrid simulation is a popular testing method for the experimental assessment of structural systems. The primary notion is to test only part of the system physically while...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/03 “Retest of Thirty-Year-Old Neoprene Isolation Bearings”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/03 titled “Retest of Thirty-Year-Old Neoprene Isolation
Bearings” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by James M. Kelly and Niel C. Van Engelen.

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A set of Neoprene isolation bearings remaining from a 1981 shake table test series conducted at the Earthquake Simulator Laboratory at the Earthquake Engineering Research Center (now the Pacific Earthquake...

New PEER Report Published: 2013/26 “Urban Earthquake Engineering, Proceedings of the U.S.-Iran Seismic Workshop”

PEER has just published Report No. 2013/26 titled “Urban Earthquake Engineering” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It is a collection of papers presented at the Proceedings of the 4th U.S.-Iran Seismic Workshop held on December 18-20, 2012 in Tehran, Iran.

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The 4th U.S.-Iran Seismic Workshop was held on December 18-20, 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The workshop was supported by the U.S. National Academy of...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/04 “Effect of Vertical Acceleration on Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Columns”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/04 titled “Effect of Vertical Acceleration on Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Columns” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Hyerin Lee and Khalid M. Mosalam.

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The effect of vertical excitation on shear strength of reinforced concrete (RC) columns has been investigated by various researchers. Field evidence, analytical studies, and static or...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/05 “Seismic Velocity Site Characterization of Thirty-One Chilean Seismometer Stations by Spectral Analysis of Surface Wave Dispersion”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/05 titled “Seismic Velocity Site Characterization of Thirty-One Chilean Seismometer Stations by Spectral Analysis of Surface Wave Dispersion” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Robert Kayen, Brad D. Carkin, Skye Corbet, Camilo Pinilla, Allan Ng, Edward Gorbis, and Christine Truong.

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We present one-dimensional shear-wave velocity (VS...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/08 “Unbonded Pretensioned Bridge Columns with Rocking Detail”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/08 titled “Unbonded Pretensioned Bridge Columns with Rocking Detail” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Jeffrey A. Schaefer, Bryan Kennedy, Marc O. Eberhard, and John F. Stanton.

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The columns and cap-beams of most bridges are built of cast-in-place reinforced concrete (CIP). The construction of CIP bridges often causes traffic congestion, and...