Published on August 25, 2021
In the NHERI Science Plan, one of the key research questions addresses the uncertainty of loading actions from earthquakes, windstorms, storm surges and associated events. Uncertainties are particularly challenging for performance-based engineering, and reducing those uncertainties will lead to more efficient and effective designs – and more resilient structures. The NHERI Science Plan suggests that more research is necessary to:
Download the NHERI Science Plan from the NCO Community Data page to explore key research question #1: How do researchers characterize the transient and variable nature of the loading actions imposed on the nation’s civil infrastructure from earthquakes, windstorms, and associated hazards?