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Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Seismic Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities

Edited by K.C. Chang, K. Kawashima and I.G. Buckle

MCEER-06-SP03 | 4/3/2006 | 0 pages

About the Report:

TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Notes: A workshop summary is provided.

Keywords: Large-scale tests. Seismic designs. Seismic performance. Retrofitting. Shaking table tests. Networked structural experiments. Bridges. Highway infrastructure. Transportation facilities. Piers. Columns. Seismic response. Construction. Performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Assessments. Structural health monitoring (SHM). Superstructures. Foundations. Near-field ground motions.

Abstract: This CD holds the papers and presentations from a workshop focusing on the use of large-scale experimental facilities with a special session devoted to recently constructed facilities in Japan (NIED-E defense shake table in Miki), Taiwan (NCREE Strong Floor and Tri-Axial Seismic Simulator in Taipei) and the United States (NSF-NEES facilities located throughout the country). The formal part of the workshop was followed by a two-day study tour to three of the NEES facilities in the San Francisco area, at the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis, and the University of Nevada, Reno. The workshop concluded with the joint formulation of resolutions and goals for future international collaboration in the area of seismic design and retrofit of transportation facilities. Materials from the workshop are available from the MCEER website.