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Infrastructure is essential for commerce.  Planners and stakeholders want to develop infrastructure that is resilient to both chronic (e.g., material degradation) and episodic (e.g., earthquake) hazards. Accuracy in service life prediction remains elusive, particularly when episodic events are experienced in an aging structure that might no longer have the designed properties. This Program will develop and deploy measurement science to promote resilient infrastructure with a focus on materials properties by

  1. developing tools and methodologies for selecting materials to achieve desired performance given exposure to chronic and episodic hazards; and 
  2. developing methods to assess the current performance of existing infrastructure.  

For more information on this research, please visit the Engineered Materials for Resilient Infrastructure Program.


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Created December 17, 2010, Updated August 9, 2022