PEER Research Highlight

PEER Research Project Highlight: "A System-Level Study to Evaluate the Role of Soil Gradation on Seismically Induced Embankment Deformations"

March 10, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "A System-Level Study to Evaluate the Role of Soil Gradation on Seismically Induced Embankment Deformations" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Jason T. DeJong, Professor, UC Davis. 

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PEER Research Project Highlight: "Seismic Performance of Isolated Bridges under Extreme Shaking"

March 8, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Seismic Performance of Isolated Bridges under Extreme Shaking" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Gilberto Mosqueda, Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego.

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PEER Research Project Highlight: "Performance-Based Economic Loss Assessment Due to a Hypothetical Large Southern California Earthquake Based on the Disruption and Recovery of Port of Los Angeles Freight Traffic"

March 1, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Performance-Based Economic Loss Assessment Due to a Hypothetical Large Southern California Earthquake Based on the Disruption and Recovery of Port of Los Angeles Freight Traffic" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor of Civil Engineering, UC Los Angeles. The Co-Principal Investigator is Kenichi Soga, Professor of Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley.

PEER Research Project Highlight: "Validation and Utilization of Physics-based Simulated Ground Motions for Bridge Performance Assessment"

March 4, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Validation and Utilization of Physics-based Simulated Ground Motions for Bridge Performance Assessment" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Farzin Zareian, Associate Professor, UC Irvine. The Research Team includes Mayssa Dabaghi, Co-PI, American University of Beirut, Jawad Fayaz, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Irvine, and Sarah Azar, Graduate Student Researcher, American University of Beirut.

PEER Research Project Highlight: "Ground Improvement-Based Protection of Transportation Infrastructure: Validation of PBE via Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling"

March 4, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Ground Improvement-Based Protection of Transportation Infrastructure: Validation of PBE via Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Tara Hutchinson, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Co-Principal Investigator is John McCartney, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Research Team includes Jeffrey Newgard, Research Assistant, UC San Diego.

PEER Research Project Highlight: "Implementation of Frequency-Dependent Impedance Functions in OpenSees"

March 3, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Implementation of Frequency-Dependent Impedance Functions in OpenSees" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Jian Zhang, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA. The Research Team includes S. Farid Ghahari, Project Scientist, UCLA and Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA (Senior Collaborator).

PEER Research Project Highlight: "Advanced Guidelines for Stability Design of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns"

February 26, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Advanced Guidelines for Stability Design of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Michael H. Scott, Professor, Oregon State University. The Co-Principal Investigator is Mark D. Denavit, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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PEER Research Project Highlight: "Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis"

February 23, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Lijuan “Dawn” Cheng, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis. The Research Team includes Xun “Clay” Wang, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis.

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PEER Research Project Highlight: "Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis"

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Lijuan “Dawn” Cheng, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis. The Research Team includes Xun “Clay” Wang, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis.

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PEER Research Project Highlight: "Prediction of Seismic Compression of Unsaturated Backfills"

February 18, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Prediction of Seismic Compression of Unsaturated Backfills" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is John McCartney, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Research Team includes Wenyong Rong, Post-doctoral Researcher, UC San Diego.

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