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Title
REDARS 2 Methodology and Software for Seismic Risk Analysis of Highway Systems.
File
PB2007108675.pdf
Author(s)
Werner, S. D.; Taylor, C. E.; Cho, S.; Lavoie, J. P.; Huyck, C.; Eitzel, C.; Chung, H.
Source
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY.; Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., August 31, 2006, 374 p.
Identifying Number(s)
MCEER-06-SP08
Abstract
The REDARS 2 report provides the basic framework and a demonstration application of the Seismic Risk Analysis (SRA) methodology and its modules. It also describes results from six years of work to update the methodology, program this methodology into a public-domain software package, and to test and document this software. The main modules of the REDARS 2 SRA methodology include hazards, components, system and economic. The northern Los Angeles, California, highway system is used as a demonstration application of the SRA methodology. Eleven appendices are provided at the end of the report. References, tables and figures supplement the text as well.
Keywords
Economic impact; Hazards; Risk assessment; Earthquake engineering; Computer programs; Seismic design; Methodology; Highways; California; Risk of Earthquake Damage for Roadway Systems (REDARS); Software programs; Highway safety; Tables (Data)