QUAKER will reduce the human and economic cost of earthquakes by quantifying and reducing seismic risk through the application of advanced geotechnical engineering techniques. New understanding of the behaviour of foundations and lifeline systems in strong earthquakes will be obtained using a range of techniques. Field assessment of recent earthquakes, state-of-the-art reduced scale modelling and advanced numerical modelling, coupled with theoretical analysis. New methods of analysis for use in seismic risk assessment and for the design and retrofitting of infrastructure will be developed. Use in practice, and thereby reduction of seismic risk will be achieved by effective dissemination. Specific end-users will participate in steering the project and, together with two SMEs in the partnership, implement its findings first. Findings will be disseminated by book, international workshop and by incorporation into Eurocodes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts