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.
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.
- 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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