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Bridge and Highway-Related Articles

Research Progress and Accomplishments Articles

Changes in the New AASHTO Guide Specifications for Seismic Isolation Design (1997-1999) (PDF 0.4 MB)

Michael C. Constantinou

Seismic Retrofitting Manuals for Highway Systems (1997-1999) (PDF 0.94 MB)

Ian M. Friedland and Ian G. Buckle

National Representation of Seismic Hazard and Ground Motion for Highway Facilities (1997-1999) (PDF 0.69 MB)

Maurice Power, Shyh-Jeng Chiou and Ronald L. Mayes

Updating Assessment Procedures and Developing a Screening Guide for Liquefaction (1997-1999) (PDF 0.47 MB)

T. Leslie Youd

Liquefaction Mitigation in Silty Soils Using Composite Stone Columns and Dynamic Compaction (2003-2004) (PDF 0.89 MB)

Thevachandran Shenthan, Rafeek G. Nashed, Sabanayagam Thevanayagam and Geoffrey R. Martin

New Developments in Seismic Risk Analysis of Highway Systems (2003-2004) (PDF 2.43 MB)

Stuart D. Werner, Craig E. Taylor, Sungbin Cho, Jean-Paul Lavoie, Charles K. Huyck, Chip Eitzel, Ronald T. Eguchi and James E. Moore II

REDARS 1: Demonstration Software for Seismic Risk Analysis of Highway System (2001-2003) (PDF 6.52 MB)

Stuart D. Werner, Jean-Paul Lavoie, Chip Eitzel, Sungbin Cho, Charles Huyck, Shubharoop Ghosh, Ronald T. Eguchi, Craig Taylor and James E. Moore II

Effect of Seismic Retrofit of Bridges on Transportation Networks (2001-2003) (PDF 1.28 MB)

Masanobu Shinozuka, Yuko Murachi, Xuejiang Dong, Youwei Zhou and Michal J. Orlikowski

Performance Estimates in Seismically Isolated Bridges (2001-2003) (PDF 0.77 MB)

Gordon P. Warn and Andrew S. Whittaker

Developing Fragility Curves for Concrete Bridges Retrofitted with Steel Jacketing (2001-2003) (PDF 1.2 MB)

Masanobu Shinozuka and Sang-Hoon Kim

Recommended Changes to the AASHTO Specifications for the Seismic Design of Highway Bridges (NCHRP Project 12-49) (2000-2001) (PDF 0.22 MB)

Ian M. Friedland

Literature Review of the Observed Performance of Seismically Isolated Bridges (2000-2001) (PDF 0.25 MB)

George C. Lee, Yasuo Kitane and Ian G. Buckle

A Risk-Based Methodology for Assessing the Seismic Performance of Highway Systems (2000-2001) (PDF 0.19 MB)

Stuart D. Werner

Highway Bridge Seismic Design: Summary of FHWA/MCEER Project on Seismic Vulnerability of New Highway Construction (1999-2000) (PDF 0.5 MB)

Ian M. Friedland

MCEER Bulletin Articles

MCEER to Design Seismic Instrumentation System for Cable-Stayed Bridge (Summer 1999) (PDF: 0.27 MB)

Mitigation of Seismic Effects on Transportation Structures Workshop Review (Summer 1999) (PDF: 0.14 MB)

Seismic Vulnerability of New Highway Construction Project Concludes (Summer 1999) (PDF: 0.19 MB)

Work Begins on Seismic Vulnerability of the National Highway System Project (Summer 1999) (PDF: 0.12 MB)

New Addition to IDARC Computer Programs: IDARC-BRIDGE (Spring 1999) (PDF: 0.12 MB)

New Project Focuses on Protecting Bridges from a Variety of Hazards (December 2008)

MCEER Develops Post-Earthquake Inspection for NYS Bridges (December 2008)

SCDOT Hosts Sixth National Seismic Conference (December 2008)

Seismic Design and Retrofit Best Practices Workshop Addresses Updated AASHTO Seismic Provisions (December 2008)

Fourth U.S. Taiwan Workshop Hosted by NJDOT (December 2008)

Team Investigates Highway Damage following the Pisco, Peru Earthquake (Fall 2007)

Investigators Develop New Design Methodology for Steel Truss Bridge Towers (Fall 2007)

New Seismic Guide Specification Adopted for LRFD Design of Highway Bridges(Fall 2007)

International Study Evaluates Bridge Examination Procedures (Fall 2007)

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Highlights Research Needs (Fall 2007)

US-Italy Seismic Bridge Workshop Held in Pavia (Fall 2007)

Sixth National Seismic Conference to be held in Charleston, South Carolina (Fall 2007)

Sixth National Seismic Conference to be held in Charleston, South Carolina (Summer 2007)

New Bridge Synthesis Reports (Summer 2007)

US-Taiwan Bridge Workshop Proceedings Available on CD (Summer 2007)

Fifth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways Review (Spring 2007)

Fourth PRC-US Workshop Held in “City of Bridges” (Spring 2007)

Second US-Taiwan Workshop Focuses on Bridge Engineering (Spring 2007)

Latest Techniques for Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Presented (Spring 2007)

James E. Roberts (Spring 2007)

New Bridge Reports Showcase State-of-the-Art Research (Spring 2007)

Symposium on Emerging Developments in Multi-Hazard Engineering (Spring 2007)

Multi-hazard Mitigation and Response for Large Public Buildings (Summer 2006)

MCEER Hosts 4th International Workshop (Summer 2006)

REDARS Software Released at Pilot Workshop (Summer 2006)

Register by July 1 for the Fifth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways (Summer 2006)

FHWA Advisory Panel Reviews Progress (Summer 2006)

Two MCEER SLC Students Attend ANCER Meeting in Korea (Summer 2006)

MCEER Team Presents Impacts of Hurricane Katrina (Spring 2006)

Pilot Course on the Seismic Retrofit of Highway Bridges (Spring 2006)

Obituary: James D. Cooper (Spring 2006)

Fifth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways to be Held in San Francisco (Spring 2006)

Participants Sought for REDARS Software User Workshop (Spring 2006)

2005 PRC-US Bridge Research and Technology Forum (Spring 2006)

Pilot Workshop on the Seismic Retrofit of Truss Bridges (Spring 2006)

MCEER Team Investigates Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (Summer 2005)

Recommended LRFD Guidelines Benefit Bridge Designers (Summer 2005)

FHWA Funds Research on Earthquake and Multi-Hazard Protection of Highway Bridges (Summer 2005)

Accelerated Bridge Construction Seminar Attracts over 250 (Summer 2005)

Outgoing SLC President Wins Best Student Article Competition (Spring 2005)

Third PRC-US Workshop Held in Shanghai (Fall/Winter 2004)

HSRC Meets to Discuss Research Progress and Upcoming Publications (Fall/Winter 2004)

HSRC Meets to Review Progress (Spring 2004)

MCEER Hosts PRC-US Workshop on Special Bridges (Spring 2004)

19th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop (Spring 2004)

HSRC Holds Spring Meeting to Review Progress (Summer 2003)

ATC/MCEER Joint Venture Publishes New LRFD Guidelines for Bridges (Summer 2003)

T-3 State Bridge Engineers Meet in Albuquerque (Summer 2003)

Highway Project Update (Winter 2002/Spring 2003)

Caltrans to Provide Feedback on SRA Software (Winter 2002/Spring 2003)

Update on the Seismic Instrumentation of the Bill E. Emerson Memorial Bridge (Fall 2002)

PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges (Fall 2002)

Third International Workshop on Performance Based Seismic Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities (Spring/Summer 2002) 

MCEER Welcomes New Program Officer (Spring/Summer 2002) 

Draft LRFD Guidelines for Seismic Design of Bridges Now Available (Spring/Summer 2002) 

Highway Project 106 Research Summary (Spring/Summer 2002) 

Seismic Instrumentation of Bill E. Emerson Memorial Bridge (Winter 2001-2002)

Highway Project 094 HSRC Meets to Review Progress (Winter 2001-2002)

FHWA forms Highway Bridge Seismic Engineering Virtual Team (Winter 2001-2002)

Third National Seismic Conference & Workshop on Bridges and Highways Attracts More Than 120 Abstracts (Fall 2001)

MCEER Organizes Third National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways (Summer 2001)

Researchers Meet to Coordinate Efforts on Highway Project 094 (Summer 2001)

Risk Assessment of Highway Systems Report Published (Summer 2001)

MCEER Visits Iceland to Investigate Performance of Seismically-Isolated Bridges (Fall 2000) (PDF: 0.17 MB)

Workshop on Seismic Provisions for Steel Bridges (Fall 2000) (PDF: 0.06 MB)

TEA-21 Highway Project Research Committee Meets (PDF: 0.04 MB)

Highway Seismic Research Council Meeting Review: TEA-21 Highway Project (PDF: 0.19 MB)

MCEER Welcomes New Program Officer (PDF: 0.14 MB)

Student Research Accomplishments Articles

Soil Densification Using Vibro-Stone Columns Supplemented with Wick Drains (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.52 MB)

Thevachandran Shenthan, University at Buffalo; advisor, S. Thevanayagam

Finite Element Parametric Study of Hybrid Rectangular Links for Eccentrically Braced Frames (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.44 MB)

Jeffrey W. Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor, M. Bruneau

Liquefaction Assessment by Energy Approach (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.42 MB)

T. Kanagalingam, University at Buffalo; advisor, S. Thevanayagam

A Design Procedure for Liquefaction Mitigation of Silty Soils Using Dynamic Compaction (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.48 MB)

Rafeek G. Nashed, University at Buffalo; advisor, S. Thevanayagam

Design Applications for Controlled Rocking System Retrofit Approach (2004-2005) (PDF: 0.5 MB)

Michael Pollino, University at Buffalo; advisor, M. Bruneau

Testing of a Laterally Stable Eccentrically Braced Frame for Steel Bridge Piers (2003-2004) (PDF: 1.13 MB)

Jeffery W. Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Response of Seismically Isolated Bridges Considering Variation in the Mechanical Properties of Individual Isolators (2003-2004) (PDF: 0.21 MB)

Gordon Warn, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew S. Whittaker

Experimental and Analytical Study of Seismically Isolated Structures with Uplift Prevention (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.67 MB)

Panayiotis C. Roussis, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michael C Constantinou

Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Steel Truss Pier Anchorage Connections (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.64 MB)

Michael Pollino, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Performance Estimates in Seismically Isolated Bridge Structures (2002-2003) (PDF: 0.39 MB)

Gordon P. Warn, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew S. Whittaker

Steel Truss Bridge Braced Pier and Substructure (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.91 MB)

Kangmin Lee, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Assessment of Performance of Bolu Viaduct in the 1999 Duzce Earthquake (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.27 MB)

Panayiotis C. Roussis, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michael C. Constantinou

Displacement Estimaties in Isolated Bridge Structures (2001-2002) (PDF: 0.26 MB)

Gordon P. Warn, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrew S. Whittaker

Student Research Posters

Testing of a Laterally Stable Eccentrically Braced Frame for Steel Bridge Piers (2005) (PDF 2.89 MB)

Jeffrey W. Berman

Liquefaction Mitigation for Silty Soils Using Dynamic Compaction (2005) (PDF 3.76 MB)

R. Nashed, University at Buffalo; Principal investigator: S. Thevanayagam, University at Buffalo and G. R. Martin, University of Southern California

Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Steel Truss Piers Using a Controlled Rocking Approach (2005) (PDF 1.58 MB)

Michael Pollino, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau