Published on May 17, 2019
The NHERI SimCenter is a collaborator on a $4.9 million, 2.5-year research project led by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). The California Energy Commission, under one of its fundamental goals to develop and implement research, awarded the grant for the PEER project “Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Assessment Tool for Gas Storage and Transmission Systems,” to improve the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure.
The project will develop a new open-source software to better assess risks to natural gas storage and pipeline systems from seismic activity. The tool will improve the safety and integrity of natural gas storage, piping, and infrastructure systems by helping regulators and owners direct seismic mitigation efforts to the most vulnerable components.
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