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Improving the Seismic Resilience of the Federal-Aid Highway System

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-07-0016
Project Abstract: 

This research is to study the seismic resilience of highway systems with a view to improving the performance of transportation systems subject to major earthquakes. Under this project, a comprehensive assessment tool to measure highway resilience shall be developed by improving current loss estimation technologies, such as the risks from earthquake damage to roadway system; factors affecting system resilience will be identified, such as damage-tolerant bridge structures and network redundancy; design aids for curved bridges and those structures in near-fault regions will be developed; and new technologies will be developed for improving the seismic performance of bridges.

Goals

The objective of this project is to study bridge seismic resilience and develop the necessary technology to improve the seismic safety of the highway system.

Research HUB ID: 
7720
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$497,048
Start Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
End Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Public Access Plan: 
No
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Construction and Project Management

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Contact: 
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Contact: 
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization

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