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Year 9 Project Descriptions

Overarching Center-wide Cross Program Research Activities

9.0.1: Quantification of Resilience Dimensions for Specific Critical Facilities (pdf)

A. Reinhorn, M. Bruneau, University at Buffalo

9.0.2: Quantification of Resilience – Development and Application of Center-wide System-integrated Resilience Measures (pdf)

M. Shinozuka, University of California, Irvine

Thrust Area 1:  Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Lifeline Networks

9.1.1: Comprehensive Model for Integrated Water Supply Systems (pdf)

T. O'Rourke, Cornell University

9.1.2: Comprehensive Model for Integrated Electric Power Systems (pdf)

M. Shinozuka, University of California, Irvine

9.1.3: System Risk and Reliability for Water Supply Systems  (pdf)

M. Grigoriu, Cornell University

9.1.4: Seismic Design and Rehabilitation Strategies for Power Systems with Considerations to other Extreme Events (pdf)

M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, New Jersey Institute of Technology

9.1.5: Electric Power Systems under Seismic and Other Hazards’ Impacts (pdf)

T. C. Cheng, University of Southern California

Thrust Area 2:  Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities

9.2.1: Experimental Seismic Fragility Assessment of Medical Equipment in Acute Care Facilities (pdf)

A. Filiatrault, University at Buffalo

9.2.2: Controlling Response of Structural and Nonstructural Components and Systems in Acute Care Facilities by Passive Displacement-Activated Damping and Isolation Mechanisms (pdf)

M. Bruneau, University at Buffalo

9.2.3: Integrated Design of Acute Care Facilities with Self-Centering Systems (pdf)

A. Filiatrault, University at Buffalo

9.2.4: Seismic Retrofit of Structures through Strength Reduction and Enhanced Damping (pdf)

A. Reinhorn, University at Buffalo

9.2.5: Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis for Acute Care Facilities (pdf)

M. Grigoriu, Cornell University

9.2.6: Semi-Passive Control of Buildings and Contents (pdf)

G. Lee, University at Buffalo

9.2.7: Evolutionary Methodologies for Decision Support (pdf)

G. Dargush, University at Buffalo

9.2.8: Performance of Secondary Systems in Structures with Seismic Protective Systems (pdf)

M. Constantinou, University at Buffalo

9.2.9: Acute Care Hospital Decision Parameters for Integrated Decision Support Systems, Design of Effective Mitigation Policy and Programs, and Overcoming Behavioral Obstacles to Integrating Nonstructural Components into Seismically Safe Hospital Design (pdf)

D. Alesch, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

9.2.10: Experimental Seismic Fragility of Nonstructural Components in Acute Care Facilities Sensitive to Full-Scale Floor Excitations (pdf)

G. Mosqueda, University at Buffalo

9.2.11: Experimental Data for Performance of Piping Distribution Systems:  Use of Solid and Innovative Bracing Systems (pdf)

M. Maragakis, University of Nevada, Reno

9.2.12: Seismic Rehabilitation Decision Analysis for Acute Care Facilities (pdf)

D.von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California

Thrust Area 3:  Emergency Response and Recovery

9.3.1: Advanced Internet-based Map Server Technology for Rapid Response to Extreme Events (pdf)

A. Lembo, T. O'Rourke, Cornell University

9.3.2a: Remote Sensing and Advanced Technology for Disaster Mitigation, Response and Recovery (pdf)

R. Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

9.3.2b: Remote Sensing and Advanced Technology for Disaster Mitigation, Response and Recovery (pdf)

M. Shinozuka, Univ. California, Irvine

9.3.3: Direct Losses, Social Impacts, and Community Resilience:  LA Lifelines (pdf)

S. Chang, University of British Columbia

9.3.4: Comprehensive Community Recovery Modeling (pdf)

S. Chang, University of British Columbia

9.3.5: Lifeline Restoration and Fire Modeling for Disaster Response (pdf)

R. Davidson, Cornell University

9.3.6: Modeling Individual and Regional Economic Resilience to Earthquakes in a Computable General Disequilibrium Framework: Demonstration Projects (pdf)

A. Rose, Pennsylvania State University

Mitigation of Infrastructure Against Multi-Hazard Extreme Events

9.4.1: Hamiltonian Methods for Dynamic Analysis of Deteriorating Structures in Multi-Hazard Environments (pdf)

G. Dargush, A. Reinhorn, University at Buffalo

9.4.2: Multiple Hazard Impact of Critical Facilities (pdf)

G. Lee, University at Buffalo

9.4.3: Application of Remote Sensing Technologies for Human Threat Assessment (pdf)

R. Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

9.4.4: Extreme Events, Damage to Community Infrastructure and Socio-Economic Relationships, and Recovery Processes in Self-Organizing Systems (pdf)

D. Alesch, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; G. Dargush, University at Buffalo

9.4.5: Technologies for the Earthquake and Blast Protection of Safety Related Nuclear Structures (pdf)

A. Whittaker, University at Buffalo

9.4.6: Protective Jackets for Multi-hazard Mitigation Measures (ProJack-M3): Proof of Concept (pdf)

M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, New Jersey Institute of Technology

User Networks for Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Critical Facilities

9.5.1: Integrated Networking Infrastructure Based on Grid Computing (pdf)

A. Reinhorn, University at Buffalo

9.5.2: Integrated Databases and Software for Evaluating Satellite Imagery (pdf)

R. Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

9.5.3: Implementation of Web-based GIS Geotechnical Data for Critical Infrastructures at MCEER Facilities (pdf)

A. Lembo, T. O'Rourke, Cornell University

9.5.4: Database for Multiple Hazard Evaluation of a NY State Hospital (pdf)

G. Lee, University at Buffalo

9.5.5: Networking sub-task for the Task "Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis for Acute Care Facilities" (pdf)

M. Grigoriu, Cornell University

9.5.6: Software for Evolutionary Design and Decision Support (pdf)

G. Dargush, University at Buffalo

Education and Outreach Activities

9.6.1: Educational Development

S. Thevanayagam, University at Buffalo

9.6.2: Earthquake Analysis of an Existing Structure in the Southeast Region:  A Case Study (pdf)

M. Abdullah, Florida A&M

9.6.3: Performance-based Seismic Evaluation of a Multi-story Building (pdf)

R. Purasinghe, California State University, LA

9.6.4: Research / Education Interface (pdf)

A. Agrawal, City University of New York

9.6.5: Development of Graduate Modules (pdf)

B. F. Spencer, Jr., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

LSAMP-MCEER Bridge Diversity Fellowship

M. Abdullah, Florida A&M

Research Experience for Undergraduates - REU

S. Thevanayagam, University at Buffalo

Research Experience for Undergraduates - REU for LSAMP and HBCU - UP Students

Makola Abdullah, Florida A&M