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Research Accomplishments: 1997-99


MCEER-99-SP01 | 6/1/1999 | 126 pages

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Keywords: Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). Research projects. Earthquake impact. Earthquake resistant design. Hazard analysis. Synthetic aperture radar technology. Loss estimation. Seismic fragility. Semi-active structural control systems. Los Angeles water supply. Pipelines. Damage. Pipe joints. Highways. Liquefaction. Highway bridges. Seismic vulnerability. Seismic isolation design. Retrofitting manuals.

Abstract: This report provides a selection of 12 research papers conducted during 1997-1999 that highlight the research accomplishments of MCEER. Contents of the report are: 1) applications for remotely sensed data; 2) Improving earthquake loss estimation; 3) Benchmark models for experimental calibration of seismic fragility of buildings, 4) Development of a semi-active structural control system, 5) GIS characterization of the Los Angeles water supply, earthquake effects and pipeline damage, 6) Axial behavior characteristics of pipe joints under static loading, 7) Seismic performance analysis of electric power systems, 8) National representation of seismic hazard and ground motion for highway facilities, 9) Updating assessment procedures and developing a screening guide for liquefaction, 10) Fragility curve development for assessing the seismic vulnerability of highway bridges, 11) Changes in the new AASHTO guide specifications for seismic isolation design, and 12) Seismic retrofitting manuals for highway systems.