Task G3-2: Second International Workshop on Mitigation
of Seismic Effects of Transportation Structures
|Principal Investigator(s) and
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno
international workshop on the mitigation of seismic effects on
transportation structures will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on September 13
– 15, 2000. The host
institution for the meeting will be the National Center for Earthquake
Engineering Research (NCREE) in Taipei.
This is the second workshop to be organized by NCREE on this topic,
the first one being held in Taipei in July 1999.
It will again provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of
information about recent and future developments in the mitigation of
seismic effects on transportation structures, and the promotion of
international cooperation and research in this area.
Participating countries include Japan, United States, and Taiwan.
will comprise a two-day meeting in Taipei and a one-day study tour to
Taichung and Nantou Counties to examine the recovery of transportation
systems since the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake.
Six themes have been identified for the meeting:
Impact of near-fault ground
motions on transportation structures
assessment of transportation systems
Decision support technologies
for emergency response
Impacts of recent earthquakes
on design and retrofit philosophy
Screening, evaluation and
retrofitting of transportation structures
Performance of transportation
structures in recent damaging earthquakes
provided under this task will be used for the travel and accommodation of
nine members of the U.S. delegation.
Participation by FHWA engineers is also expected.
Local costs associated with the Taichung study tour will be covered
by the host institution.