UW Research Projects

On-Going Projects

1st-Cycle Projects (2016-grant)

  • New Seismic-Resisting Connections or Concrete-Filled Tube Components In High-Speed Rail Systems: The overall goals of the proposed research are to investigate CFT and other column-to-pile connections through a literature review, select column-to-pile connections for study in consultation with the CAHSR technical team, investigate the seismic response and resilience of selected connections through FE analysis, and conduct limited structural analysis simulation and parametric study for a HSR bridge system.
  • Performance Evaluation of Structural Systems For High Speed Rail In Seismic Regions:  The overall goals of the proposed research are to evaluate the structural systems presently under consideration by CAHSR, develop alternative concepts and obtain feedback from CAHSR to guide their further development, and develop preliminary calculations and drawings for selected Conceptual Designs for CASHR evaluation.