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The proposed research project is to develop a robust performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) methodology to quantify the seismic risks of large network of infrastructure such as the high-speed railway system in China. The project is anticipated to accomplish many goals. First, it will develop accurate numerical model to predict the seismic behavior of standard-span length bridge system in high-speed railway. Second, efficient PBEE methodology which account for indirect economic cost due to down time will be developed. Third, seismic performance of different seismic protective systems will be compared by using the developed PBEE methodology. The result of the research will help engineers and designers to quantify the seismic risk of the HSR and make informed risk-management decision.
Engineering - civil
University of British Columbia
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