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Resilience of Electric Power Substation Equipment

MCEER researchers are working on a series of studies supported by $1.2 million from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the California Energy Commission (CEC). The research will continue a long-time MCEER focus on the seismic resilience of electric power substation equipment. The projects are led by Andrei Reinhorn, in collaboration with Andre Filiatrault and Michael Constantinou. They also include a project advisory committee comprising industry participants that will provide continuing guidance to the research program.

Individual Projects

Individual projects will focus on the following:


Earthquake Response of Substation Equipment
October 24, 2008 | Buffalo, New York

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Working Group IEEE 693 Fall Meeting
October 22-23, 2008 | Buffalo, New York


  MCEER-08-0011   S. Ersoy, B. Feizi, A. Ashrafi and M. Ala Saadeghvaziri  $35.00
Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Critical Components of Electrical Power systems

  MCEER-05-0008   N. Murota, M.Q. Feng and Y-L. Gee  $35.00
Experimental and Analytical Studies of Base Isolation Systems for Seismic Protection of Power Transformers.

  NCEER-95-0014   J-R.Huo, H.H.M.Hwang  $15.00
Seismic Fragility Analysis of Equipment and Structures in a Memphis Electric Substation.

Articles from MCEER's Research Progress and Accomplishments Volumes

Seismic Perfrmance Analysis of Electric Power Systems (1997-1999) (PDF 0.58 MB)

Masanobu Shinozuka, Tsen-Chung Cheng, Maria Q. Feng and Sheng-Taur Mau

Advances in Seismic Performance Evaluation of Power Systems (2001-2003) (PDF 4.52 MB)

Masanobu Shinozuka, Maria Feng, Xuejiang Dong, Stephanie Chang, Tsen-Chung Cheng, Xianhe Jin and M. Ala Saadeghvaziri

Experimental and Analytical Study of Base-Isolation for Electric Power Equipments (2000-2001) (PDF 0.58 MB)

M. Ala Saadeghvaziri and Maria Q. Feng

MCEER Bulletin Articles

MCEER Establishes Electrical Utility Consortium (Spring 2005)


Articles from MCEER's Student Research Progress and Accomplishments Volumes

Issues of Seismic Response and Retrofit for Critical Substation Equipment (2002-2003) (PDF 0.62 MB)

Ali Ashraf, New Jersey Institute of Technology; advisor: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri

Analytical Study on Rehabilitation of Critical Electric Power System Components (2001-2002) (PDF 0.25 MB)

Seyed Ai Ashrafi, New Jersey Institute of Technology; advisor: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri

Estimating Indirect Economic Losses from Electricity Lifeline Disruption Following Catastrophic Earthquake in Memphis, TN. (2000-2001) (PDF 0.13 MB)

Gauri-Shankar Guha, Pennsylvania State University

Student Research Posters

Seismic Design and Rehabilitation Strategies for Power Systems with Considerations to Other Extreme Events (2006) (PDF 2.31 MB)

Navid H. Allahverdi Pur; New Jersey Institute of Technology; advisor: M. Saadeghvaziri

Qualification Test of 230kV Vertical-Break Disconnect Switch System (2006) (PDF 4.84 MB)

D. Kong; University at Buffalo; investigators: A.M. Reinhorn; A. Filiatrault; A. Schiff

Analytical Study on Rehabilitation of Critical Electric Power System Components (2005) (PDF 0.37 MB)

Navid H. Allahverdi, New Jersey Institute of Technology; advisor: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri

Post-Earthquake Restoration Modeling for Electric Power Systems (PDF 2.84 MB)

Zehra Cagnan, Cornell University; advisor: Rachel Davidson

Seismic performance measures for Water and Electric Power Systems (2005) (PDF 3.95 MB)

Sanjay Coelho, University of British Columbia; advisor: Stephanie Chang

Two-Dimensional Shaking Table Test of Transformer Bushing with Seismic Isolation Device (2005) (PDF 3.3 MB)

Thu Pham, University of California at Irvine; advisor: Maria Feng