Volume 19-20

  • C. Chang
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 20

    Abstract
    Pavement management is a decision-making process of vital importance at the international level for the preservation of road infrastructure. The planning, programming, and [...]

  • C. Puerto, H. Cavallín, J. Perdomo, J. Muñoz, M. Suárez, D. Vázquez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 17

    Abstract
    The damage caused to Puerto Rico's infrastructure by Hurricane María in 2017 and the seismic sequence in 2020 provided evidence that, after a natural disaster, [...]

  • L. Vicario, C. Marcelo García, F. Domínguez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 16

    Abstract
    Precipitation is considered the main variable for the evaluation of meteorological drought in a basin. Droughts are phenomena of different spatial scale, so that is convenient [...]

  • M. Segura, E. Beltramo, B. Roccia, M. Valdéz, M. Verstraete, L. Ceballos, S. Preidikman
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 15

    Abstract
    Energy harvesting has currently taken a central role due to its application to feed low power devices, such as wireless sensors, radio-frequency transceivers, charging devices [...]

  • W. Arias-Rojas, J. Córdoba-Maquilón, G. Hernández-Pérez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 14

    Abstract
    This research is the result of the analysis of drivers´ behavior in a controlled scenario, using a driving simulator, in which, by measuring brain waves, the degree [...]

  • B. Colucci, A. Medina, D. Díaz
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 13

    Abstract
    Transportation infrastructure systems are vital for the effective, efficient, safe, and sustainable movement of people and goods, and promote the economic development of cities [...]

  • J. Morales, J. Sánchez, S. Jesús, J. Caraballo
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 12

    Abstract
    A large number of breakaway-type highway signs toppled over during hurricane María in Puerto Rico.  The cause was the unintended rupture of the fuse plates, a [...]

  • K. Hughes, A. Morales-Vélez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 11

    Abstract
    This article presents an overview of landslide investigation in Puerto Rico from the time of Spanish control until the present.  In addition, a projection for future [...]

  • C. Puerto, I. Pagán-Trinidad, L. Aponte-Bermúdez, S. Adams
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 10

    Abstract
    The archipelago of Puerto Rico is prone to multiple hazards due to its very particular location in the Caribbean and its frequent exposure to extreme natural events. Since [...]

  • F. Costa, O. Esquilín-Mangual, D. Valdes, C. Crane, S. Wood, W. Long
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 9

    Abstract
    This article summarizes the lessons learned from the evaluation of failed concrete utility poles in Puerto Rico as a consequence of Hurricane Maria. Teams were deployed between [...]

  • RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 8

    Abstract
    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Its strong winds and rainfall intensity were responsible for significant damages to the infrastructure [...]

  • J. Martínez-Cruzado
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 7

    Abstract
    The Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program (PRSMP) has 114 strong motion stations and 21 seismically instrumented structures in five (5) countries. This paper explains how the [...]

  • J. Guevara
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 19

    Abstract
    The recent earthquakes that occurred in January and May 2020 in Puerto Rico have revealed the vulnerability of industrial buildings that use prestressed concrete double-T [...]

  • J. Ordoñez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 18

    Abstract
    Near field earthquakes are those that have their epicenter at less than 20 km with respect to the site of interest. These earthquakes have particular conditions that pose [...]

  • C. López, J. Cruzado, L. Suarez
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 5

    Abstract
    The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, and the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, is approximately 200 km by 60 km; it is [...]

  • R. Rodríguez, W. Ramirez-Martinez, V. Huérfano, C. Andrade, E. Machado
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 4

    Abstract
    The M6.4 earthquake in January 7, 2020 in the Southwest of Puerto Rico caused damage to housing and buildings, and generated anxiety among the residents. The aftershocks were [...]

  • P. Marulanda-Fraume, O. Cardona, M. Marulanda, M. Carreño
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 3

    Abstract
    Disaster risk is not only associated with the occurrence of intense hazard events but also with the vulnerability conditions that favour or facilitate disasters when such [...]

  • A. Kolpakov, A. Sipiora, X. Li, C. Johnson, E. Nobler
    RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 2

    Abstract
    The state of Florida, including the Tampa Bay region, is considered one of the most vulnerable areas in the United States to hurricanes and severe tropical weather. A particular [...]

  • RIDNAIC (2021). Vol. 19-20, 1

    Abstract
    The suspended platform of the Arecibo Observatory collapsed on December 1, 2020, after 57 years of illustrious service to the scientific community. This article reflects on [...]

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