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PEER Receives Research Contract to Develop Design Guidelines for Tsunami Loads

PEER recently signed an important research contract to develop bridge design guidelines for tsunami loads. The project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) along with five western states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. The project will develop … Continue reading

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New PEER Report 2015/05: “Hybrid Simulation of Seismic Isolation Systems Applied to an APR-1400 Nuclear Power Plant”

PEER has just published Report No. 2015/05 titled “Hybrid Simulation of Seismic Isolation Systems Applied to an APR-1400 Nuclear Power Plant” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Andreas H. Schellenberg, Alireza Sarebanha, Matthew … Continue reading

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PEER Lab at UC Berkeley Accredited for 3 More Tests: ASTM E2126 & ANSI / AISC 341

A recent assessment of the PEER Lab at UC Berkeley by the International Accreditation Services (IAS) granted expansion of PEER Labs’ accreditation to include three additional tests: Panel testing in accordance with ASTM E2126-11; Beam-column testing in accordance with ANSI/AISC … Continue reading

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nees@berkeley: October 28 IEEE Workshop Presentations Posted

Linked presentations of a “Workshop on Real Time Hybrid Simulation of High Voltage Substation Equipment as a New Approach for Product and Standard Development”, held on October 28, 2014, are now posted.  The workshop addressed research needs of IEEE693 and … Continue reading

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PEER-UCB Lab: Wine Barrel Testing

The wine industry generates over $23 billion in sales that impact the California economy. There are hundreds of thousands of barrels that are stacked in 2-barrel and 4-barrel configurations, 6 barrels high. Testing at the PEER-UC Berkeley Shake Table was … Continue reading

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Oregon State University Hosts PEER Tsunami Modeling Workshop

On December 10-12, 2014, Oregon State University hosted a PEER-sponsored tsunami modeling workshop to discuss the results of a simulation benchmark study by Japan’s Public Works Research Institute (PWRI). The workshop was designed to carefully review the present status and … Continue reading

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PEER Researchers in Bridge Design & Engineering Magazine

With Mark Yashinsky from Caltrans’ Office of Earthquake Engineering, PEER researchers Shakhzod Takhirov, Khalid Mosalam, Tara Hutchinson, and Falko Kuester have been published in the most recent issue of Bridge Design & Engineering Magazine, discussing their work with remote surveying … Continue reading

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