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NEESR-SG Evaluation of Ground Rupture Effects on Critical Lifelines
This research is being conducted in collaboration with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) NEES Equipment Site and the Ithaca-based Sciencenter Please visit their sites for more in depth information.
SFPUC - Pipe Protection System Testing
Tests to understand the soil structure interaction of concrete vault segments through which large water mains are positioned as they span known earthquake faults.
Structure Interaction Under Permanent Ground Deformation
It has long been recognized that the most serious damage to underground lifelines during an earthquake is caused by permanent ground deformation (PGD) [e.g., O'Rourke, 1998].
US-Japan Cooperative Research
The PIs have been engaged in NSF-supported research, entitled "Earthquake Resistant Design and Remediation of Lifelines and Deep Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction" as part of the US-Japan Cooperative Research Program.
University of Michigan
Research in wireless, and other, testing methods to perform health monitoring of segmental, concrete pipe systems.