NEESR-GC: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Port Systems (NEES-2005-0086)

By Glenn Rix, Domniki Asimaki, Ross Boulanger, Reginald DesRoches, Alan Erera, Patricia Gallagher, James LaFave, Dawn Lehman, Roberto Leon, Ellen Rathje, Charles Roeder, Stuart Werner, Andrew Whittle

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Title: NEESR-GC: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Port Systems (NEES-2005-0086)

Year Of Curation: 2012

Description: Earthquakes pose a significant threat to many U.S. seaports, which serve as crucial gateways for international trade. Current engineering practice for seismic risk reduction for port facilities is typically based on design or retrofit criteria for individual physical components (e.g., wharf structures) expressed in terms of allowable levels of force and/or displacement. However, the viability of a port following an earthquake depends not only on the performance of these individual components, but on their locations, redundancy, and physical and operational connectivity as well, that is, on the port system as a whole. This project integrates engineering, logistics, risk analysis, and decision sciences and uses the performance of the port system as the basis for seismic risk mitigation decisions. This holistic approach allows limited resources to be used more wisely. 

Award: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0402490

PIs & CoPIs: Glenn Rix, Domniki Asimaki, Ross Boulanger, Reginald DesRoches, Alan Erera, Patricia Gallagher, James LaFave, Dawn Lehman, Roberto Leon, Ellen Rathje, Charles Roeder, Stuart Werner, Andrew Whittle

Dates: August 01, 2000 - August 31, 2011

Organizations: Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, United States

Facilities:
Drexel University, PA, United States    
University of Washington, WA, United States    
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, United States
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States,
State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, United States
University of California, Davis, CA, United States
University of Texas at Austin, TX, United States

Sponsor: NSF - 0402490 

Keywords: Liquefaction Remediation,Seismic Risk Mitigation,Port Systems,Pile-Wharf Connections

Publications: 
"Effect of Prefabricated Vertical Drains on Pore Water Pressure Generation and Dissipation in Liquefiable Sand"
Barry Goodno, "Shake Table Experiments for the Determination of the Seismic Response of Jumbo Container Cranes"

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  • Glenn Rix; Domniki Asimaki; Ross Boulanger; Reginald DesRoches; Alan Erera; Patricia Gallagher; James LaFave; Dawn Lehman; Roberto Leon; Ellen Rathje; Charles Roeder; Stuart Werner; Andrew Whittle (2017), "NEESR-GC: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Port Systems (NEES-2005-0086)," https://datacenterhub.org/resources/14700.

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