Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) - Lifeline Partnership 3

The effects of earthquake ground shaking and ground deformation on California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) bridges and other highway facilities remain a very significant threat to public safety and both the reliability and performance of the overall highway system. The project will conduct research in 6 earthquake related topic/task areas: Ground Motion Prediction Models (GMPEs), Site Response Analysis, Fault Rupture Hazard, Tsunami Hazard, Liquefaction, and Bridge Vulnerability and Design.