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Monday, July 16, 2018  

PEER Participation at 11NCEE 
Many PEER-affiliated researchers participated at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering held in Los Angeles, California, on June 25 – 29, 2018.

 

An Updated Overview of BridgePBEE 
BridgePBEE has been recently enhanced by incorporating robust plotting and visualization packages to make this user-interface more versatile and user-friendly.

 

PEER Hub ImageNet (PHI) Challenge Pre-Announcement 
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is organizing the first image-based structural damage identification competition, namely PEER Hub ImageNet (PHI) Challenge to be announced in the mid-summer of 2018.

 

Hybrid Simulation Workshop Hosted by PEER and MTS  PEER, in collaboration with MTS‘s Lab Expert Seminar Series, held a two day workshop on March 20-21, 2018, focusing on a comprehensive exploration of hybrid simulation technologies and methods. Videos of presentations, now available.

 

ASCE Journal Article Draws Upon PEER Funded Work Mike Mieler and Judy Mitrani-Reiser recently published an article in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering that holistically reviews the state of the art in assessing earthquake-induced loss of functionality in buildings.

 

HayWired Scenario Rollout: April 18, 2018 
The HayWired earthquake scenario, led by the USGS, anticipates the impacts of a hypothetical M7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault, with epicenter in Oakland. The fault is considered the most active and dangerous in the US because it runs through a densely urbanized and interconnected region.

 


SEAONC Honorary Membership to Comerio  The Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (SEAONC) honored PEER researcher Mary Comerio during the June 2018 Awards dinner meeting.

 

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

 


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Tsunami Debris: Simulating Hazard and Loads” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Patrick J. Lynett, Professor of Civil Engineering, USC. The research team includes Aykut Ayca, Graduate Student Researcher, USC.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Influence of Vertical Ground Shaking on Design of Bridges Isolated with Friction Pendulum Bearings” The project Principal Investigator is Keri L. Ryan, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes Rushil Mojidra, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno.

     

    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Development of a Database and a Toolbox for Regional Seismic Risk Assessment of California’s Highway Bridges”
    The project Principal Investigator is Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor, UCLA. The research team includes Barbaros Cetiner, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA and Peng-Yu Chen, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA.

     

    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Fluid–Structure Interaction and Python Scripting Capabilities in OpenSees” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Minjie Zhu, Oregon State University. The research team includes Michael H. Scott, Co-PI, Oregon State University.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Accounting for Earthquake Duration in Performance-Based Evaluation and Design of Bridges (UNR-Stanford Collaboration)” 
    The project Principal Investigator is David H. Sanders, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes John Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno; Greg Deierlein, Stanford University; and Mohammed Saeed Mohammed, Dynamic Isolation Services.

     

    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Development of a Database and a Toolbox for Regional Seismic Risk Assessment of California’s Highway Bridges”
    The project Principal Investigator is Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor, UCLA. The research team includes Barbaros Cetiner, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA and Peng-Yu Chen, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Liquefaction Triggering and Effects at Silty Soil Sites” The project Principal Investigator is Keri L. Ryan, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. The research team includes Rushil Mojidra, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno.

     

    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Dissipative Base Connections for Moment Frame Structures in Airports and other Transportation Systems” 
    The research team includes Vincente Pericoli, Post-doctoral Researcher, UC Davis; Yazhi Zhu, Post-doctoral Researcher, UC Davis; Mason Walters, Forell Elsesser, PEER BIP; Geoff Bomba, Forell Elsesser, PEER BIP; and Ali Roufegarinejad, Forell Elsesser, PEER BIP.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Aftershock Seismic Vulnerability and Time-Dependent Risk Assessment of Bridges” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Henry V. Burton, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Englekirk Presidential Endowed Chair in Structural Engineering, UCLA. The Co-Principal Investigator is Jonathan Stewart, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. The research team includes Sujith Mangalathu, Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA and Mehrdad Shokrabadi, PhD Candidate, UCLA.

     

    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Modeling Bay Area Transportation Network Resilience” The project Principal Investigator is Jack Baker, Associate Professor, Stanford University. The research team includes Rodrigo Silva, Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford University and Gitanjali Bhattacharjee, Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford University.
     
    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Post-earthquake Fire Performance of Industrial Facilities” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Erica C. Fischer, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Implementation and Validation of PM4Sand in OpenSees” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Pedro Arduino, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington. The research team includes Long Chen, PhD Graduate student, University of Washington.

     
     
    The project Principal Investigator is Kenichi Soga, Chancellor’s Professor, UC Berkeley. The research team includes Joan Walker, UC Berkeley; Alexandre Bayen, UC Berkeley; and Jack Baker, Stanford University.

     


    PEER Research Project Highlight: “Towards Multi-Tier Modeling of Liquefaction Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure” 
    The project Principal Investigator is Brett Maurer, Assistant Professor, University of Washington. The research team includes Mertcan Geyin, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Washington and Alex Baird, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Washington.