Research Progress and Accomplishments: 2000-2001
MCEER, University at Buffalo
This report offers a selection of papers chronicling technical achievements of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research in the year 2000-2001. Papers included in this volume: 1) Earthquake Motion Input and Its Dissemination Via the Internet; 2) Addressing Political, Institutional and Behavioral Problems in Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Policies; 3)Large Scale Experiments of Permanent Ground Deformation Effects on Steel Pipelines; 4) Experimental and Analytical Study of Base-Isolation for Electric Power Equipment; 5) Recommended Changes to the AASHTO Specifications for the Seismic Design of Highway Bridges 6) Literature Review: Performance of Seismically Isolated Bridges; 7) Risk-Based Assessment of Seismic Performance of Highway Systems; 8) Collapse Limit States of Frames; 9) Centrifuge-Based Evaluation of Pile Foundation Response to Lateral Spreading; 10) Buildings with Added Energy Dissipation Systems; 11) Cost-Benefit Analysis and Evaluation for Mitigation of Lifelines; 12) Retrofit of Hospitals in the Eastern United States; 13) Passive Site Remediation for Liquefaction Mitigation; 14) Advanced GIS for Loss Estimation and Rapid Post-Earthquake Assessment of Building Damage; 15) Retrofit of the Ataturk International Airport Terminal Building; 16) Estimating Earthquake Losses for the Greater New York City Area.
Ground Motion. Public Policy. Political Behavior. Institutional Behavior. Permanent Ground Deformation. Steel Pipelines. Base Isolation. Electric Power Equipment. Risk-Based Assessment. Seismic Performance. Highway Systems. Centrifuge Testing. Foundation Response. Lateral Spreading. Added Energy Dissipation Systems. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Lifelines. Retrofitting. Hospitals. Eastern United States. Passive Site Remediation. Liquefaction Mitigation. Advanced GIS. Loss Estimation. Rapid Post-Earthquake Assessment. Building Damage. Ataturk International Airport Terminal Building. Earthquake Loss Estimates. New York City.