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bridgesmall.gif (4301 bytes) Seismic Vulnerability of the National Highway System

twophotos.gif (71582 bytes)In the fall of 1998, MCEER was awarded a 6-year, $10.8 million contract by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a series of studies related to the seismic performance of the U.S. national highway system. The resulting research is intended to provide tools for:

The main tasks undertaken within this program are:

The following links provide further information about this research effort.

Highway Project Participants

Annual Report for Research Year 1: June 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000

This annual report contains a summary and synthesis of the important research results and findings obtained during the first year of research

Research Task Statements

The task statements  provide information on the principal investigators, objectives and approach for each task. Many projects are multiyear efforts, however, funding for the program is allocated on an annual basis. Many tasks are described more than once as continuing or ongoing studies.

Seismic Vulnerability Study of Highway Systems: TEA-21 Research Project

A paper presented at the 15th U.S.-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, held in November 1999, by Gokhan Pekcan, MCEER; W. Phillip Yen, FHWA; and Ian M. Friedland, ATC.

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