Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. Formerly known as the Friday Transportation Seminar series, we've opened up PSU Transportation Seminars to other days of the week to better accommodate attendance. You can always watch online via Zoom.
The Kahramanmaras earthquakes struck Turkiye and Syria on February 6th 2023 causing widespread damage and loss of life. Following the earthquakes, the Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER) Association deployed teams to survey damage and collect perishable data on damage to infrastructure related to geotechnical earthquake damage. This presentation describes some of the findings from these reconnaissance activities, focusing on damage to transportation infrastructure and cases that apply to earthquake hazard planning and engineering in the Pacific Northwest.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Geotechnical earthquake hazards, including liquefaction and slope failures, can damage transportation infrastructure
- Movement of people and goods can be limited by geotechnical earthquake damage, including damage to ports, damage to roads and bridges, flooding, and ejecta
- Liquefaction of reclaimed land and plastic soils was documented in Turkiye and is a significant concern in the Pacific Northwest
This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of certification maintenance credit, for those who track professional development hours.
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Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), PORTAL, BikePed Portal and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research and tools for transportation decision makers, expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engage students and professionals through education and participation in research.