The science plan of NHERI@UTexas is focused on three main challenges. These three main challenges are: (1) performing deeper, more accurate, higher resolution, 2D/3D subsurface geotechnical imaging, (2) characterizing the nonlinear dynamic response and liquefaction resistance of complex geomaterials in situ, and (3) developing rapid, in-situ methods for non-destructive structural evaluation and soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI) studies. A list of: (1) ongoing NHERI projects, (2) completed NHERI projects, and (3) Shared-Use Projects before 2015 are listed below.
Ongoing NHERI Projects
Please contact project PI or NHERI@UTexas site manager Farnyuh Menq for potential piggyback project opportunities.
Collaborative Research: Controlled source seismic investigation of the top of the Yellowstone magmatic system; PI: Brandon Schmandt (University of New Mexico)
Collaborative Research: 3D Ambient Noise Tomography (3D ANT) for Natural Hazards Engineering; PI: Khiem Tran (University of Florida)
Decision Entropy: A New Theory for Representing Uncertainty in Managing Natural Hazard Risks; PI: Robert Gilbert (the University of Texas at Austin); Project ID: PRJ-2757
Collaborative Research: Seismic Isolation of Embedded Foundations Using Periodic Meta-material Barriers to Create Resilient Structures; PI: Yi-Lung Mo (University of Houston); Project ID: PRJ-2758
Completed NHERI Projects
RAPID Liquefaction Mitigation of Silts using MIDP and Field Testing with NHERI@UTexas Large Mobile Shakers; PI: Arash Khosravifar (Portland State University); Project ID: PRJ-2482