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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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Abstract:
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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Abstract:
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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Abstract:
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...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/09 “PEER Arizona Strong-Motion Database and GMPEs Evaluation”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/09 titled “PEER Arizona Strong-Motion Database and GMPEs Evaluation” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Tadahiro Kishida, Robert E. Kayen, Olga-Joan Ktenidou, Walter J. Silva, Robert B. Darragh, and Jennie Watson-Lamprey.

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Abstract:
This report summarizes the products and results of a study on the collection, processing, and analysis of earthquake ground-...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/10 “Evaluation of Collapse and Non-Collapse of Parallel Bridges Affected by Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/10 titled “Evaluation of Collapse and Non-Collapse of Parallel Bridges Affected by Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Benjamin Turner, Scott J. Brandenberg, and Jonathan P. Stewart.

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Abstract:
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and the California Department of Transportation have recently developed design...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/11 “Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part I – Velocity Definition”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/11 titled “Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part I – Velocity Definition” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Youssef M.A. Hashash, Albert R. Kottke, Jonathan P. Stewart, Kenneth W. Campbell, Byungmin Kim, Ellen M. Rathje, and Walter J. Silva.

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Abstract:
As part of the Next Generation Attenuation Relationships for Central...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/12 “Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part II – Attenuation (Kappa) Definition”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/12 titled “Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part II – Attenuation (Kappa) Definition” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Kenneth W. Campbell, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Byungmin Kim, Albert R. Kottke, Ellen M. Rathje, Walter J. Silva, and Jonathan P. Stewart.

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Abstract:
This report presents the results of a comprehensive...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/13 Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake

PEER ReportsPEER has just published Report No. 2014/13 titled “Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. The information contained in the report is the result of extensive preliminary field reconnaissance and initial analysis of ground motion records obtained in the days following...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/13 Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/13 titled “Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. The information contained in the report is the result of extensive preliminary field reconnaissance and initial analysis of ground motion records obtained in the days following the South Napa earthquake on August 24, 2014. A large number of faculty,...

New PEER Report Published: 2014/14 “Scaling Relations between Seismic Moment and Rupture Area of Earthquakes in Stable Continental Regions”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/14 titled “Scaling Relations between Seismic Moment and Rupture Area of Earthquakes in Stable Continental Regions” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Paul Somerville.

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Introduction:
This report, which is a follow-up to a previous in-depth investigation [Somerville 2011], describes the development of scaling relations between seismic moment and rupture area of...