Center for Community Earthquake Preparedness

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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS

MISSION STATEMENT

The Center's mission is to perform structural, geotechnical, and geological research projects and to implement this research through data collection, design, construction, and field investigation activities for the benefit of targeted communities with significant seismic hazards. Center investigators will work together with and directly assist where possible the emergency management personnel, community planners, and business leaders in developing and conducting projects that will directly benefit the community, safeguarding both the local citizens and their livelihoods from the physical and economic losses sustained during earthquake events. Center projects will focus on quantifying local seismic hazards, site dynamic response properties, and structural response characteristics for critical facilities in the community, and developing and implementing cost-effective mitigation strategies. Project coordination will be through The University of Mississippi.


DIRECTOR

Dr. Chris L. Mullen, Professional Engineer
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
203 Carrier Hall, University, MS 38677
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/civil_eng/research.html
cvchris@olemiss.edu              (662) 915-5370 (Voice)             (662) 915-5523(Fax)

 

RESEARCH IVESTIGATORS


Dr. K.P. George, Professional Engineer

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

203 Carrier Hall, University, MS 38677

cvkpg@olemiss.edu                 (662) 91 5-5365 (Voice)          (662) 915-5523 (Fax)

 

Dr. Terry L. Panhorst, Registered Professional Geologist

Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering

118E Carrier Hall, University, MS

panhorst@olemiss.edu            (662) 915-5825 (Voice)           (662) 915-5998 (Fax)

Charles T. Swann, Registered Professional Geologist
Staff Geologist, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute
220 Old Chemistry,
University, MS 38677
cts@mmri.olemiss.edu             (662) 915-7320 (Voice)           (662) 915-5625(Fax)


TARGET RESEARCH AREAS

 

SPONSORED PROJECT REPORTS BY CCEP INVESTIGATORS

Mullen, C. L., Tuladhar, P., and LeBlanc, B.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi
Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Highway Bridge Substructures Supporting the I-SS Undercrossing at MS 302 (Goodman Road)

Sponsor: Mississippi Department of Transportation, Bridge Division
October, 2002     130 pp.

*Swann, C. T., **Mullen, C. L., **Hackett, R. M., *Stewart, R. K., and *Lutken, C. B. *Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute
**Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Mississippi
Evaluation of Earthquake Effects on Selected Structures and Utilities at the
University of Mississippi: A Mitigation Model for Universities
Sponsor: Mississippi Emergency Management Agency October, 1999     258 pp.

*Mullen, C. L., *Hackett, R. M., and **Swann, C. T.
*Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Mississippi
**Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute
Structural Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto Sponsor:
Central united States Earthquake Consortium
November, 1997     64 pp.

*Mullen, C. L., *Hackett, R. M., and **Swann, C. T.
*Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Mississippi
**Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute
Evaluation Of Earthquake Effects on the Lyceum
Sponsor: Mississippi Emergency Management Agency November, 1997                    38 pp.

SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED BY CCEP INVESTIGATORS

*T. Panhorst, Symposium Chair, and **E. Heydari, Co-Chair
*Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,
University of Mississippi
**
Mississippi Office of Geology

Active Tectonics in Northern Mississippi
10 Papers Presented at

65th Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences

*M. K. Yegian, Symposium Reporter, and ** C. L. Mullen, Co-Reporter
*Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University **Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Mississippi

Soil-Structure Interaction under Dynamic Loading, for both Shallow and Deep Foundations
 
36 Papers Presented at and Published in CD-ROM Proceedings of

4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics