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NEES 4th Annual Meeting


NEEShub Project Warehouse: Data Updates - June      NEES 4th Annual Meeting: Broadening Participation Throughout NEES - June 21-23, 2006 - Washington, DC 


Annual Meeting Program Details and Presentations

The theme for the 2006 NEES Annual Meeting was Broadening Participation Throughout NEES. Below are presentaions given over the 3 days of the meeting.


Opening and Welcome Session


Welcome Address [PDF] [PPT] Bruce Kutter, University of California, Davis Welcome Address [PDF] [PPT] Joy Pauschke, National Science Foundation..

Broadening the Domestic NEES Community Session.


NEES and Earthquake Engineering Practice: Getting the Rubber to Meet the Road [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract]

Craig Comartin, CD Comartin Opportunities for NEES Research Utilization [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract]

Robert Hanson, University of Michigan (Emeritus) Opportunities to Diversify the Future Engineering Workforce [PDF] [PPT]

Cathy Fore, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.


NEESit Plenary Session (all presentations combined)


Overview of the Year for NEESit [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Anke Kamrath, NEESit/San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Demonstration of New Data and Telepresence Capabilities [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Lelli Van Den Einde and Shannon Whitmore, NEESit/San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Future Directions for NEES Cyberinfrastructure [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Ahmed Elgamal, University of California, San Diego.


Advanced Tools Plenary Session


Centrifuge Modeling for Soil-Pile-Bridge Interaction [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Bruce Kutter, University of California, Davis.

Model Development for a Reinforced Concrete Bridge Using Shake Table and Centrifuge Data [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Marc Eberhard, University of Washington.

Making Waves: Ground Response, Liquefaction, and Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction at the NEES Permanent Experimental Field Sites [PDF] [PPT] Jamison Steidl, University of California, Santa Barbara.

High Performance, Parallel Simulation Platform for NEES [PDF] [Abstract] Boris Jeremic, University of California, Davis.

Real-Time Hybrid Testing With Rate-Dependent Seismic Hazard Mitigation Devices [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] James Ricles, Lehigh University.


Luncheon EOT Presentations


The EOT Execution Plan [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Shirley Dyke, Washington University of St. Louis.

Report on NEESreu Program and Efforts to Enhance NEES Community Diversity [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Melanie Brown, NEES Consortium, Inc.


UCSD/PCA/NEES Blind Prediction Contest Plenary Session


The Seven-Story Test Structure & The UCSD/PCA/NEES Blind Prediction Contest [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] José Restrepo, University of California, San Diego & Robert Bachman, RE Bachman Consulting Structural Engineers.

Issue Forums Plenary Session


IT Strategy Committee (ITSC)

Jacobo Bielak, Carnegie-Mellon University (ITSC Chair) [PDF] [PPT]

Jerome Hajjar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [PDF] [PPT]

Andrei Reinhorn, University of Buffalo [PDF] [PPT]

Gregory Fenves, University of California, Berkeley [PDF] [PPT]

Stephanie Couch, CENIC/University of California, Davis

Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) Committee

Shirley Dyke, Washington University of St. Louis (EOTC Chair) [PDF] [PPT]

Site Operations Committee (SOC)

Marc Eberhard, University of Washington (SOC Chair) [PDF] [PPT]


Advanced Tools Concurrent Breakout Session 1: Pushing Experimental Boundaries & Hybrid Simulation


Hybrid Simulation of Structural Collapse [PDF] [PPT] Andreas Schellenberg, University of California, Berkeley

The UB-NEES Site: Pushing Experimental Boundaries in Full and Large Scale Structural and Nonstructural Testing [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Thomas Albrechinski, University of Buffalo

We've Only Just Begun -- A Dynamic New Use for NEES Capabilities [Abstract] Andrew Budek, Texas Tech University of Washington

NetSLab Based Remote Hybrid Testing in a Hierarchical Network Environment [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Yurong Guo, CIPRES-Hunan University

A High Performance Desktop Fast Hybrid Test Platform [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Gary Haussmann, University of Colorado, Boulder..


Advanced Tools Concurrent Breakout Session 2: Sensors and Instrumentation


High Strain Measurement in Concrete Structures Using POF Sensors [PDF] [Abstract] Omid Abdi, North Carolina State University.

State-of-the-art Development of Distributed Coaxial Cable Sensors for Crack Detection with ETDR Measurements [PDF] [Abstract] Genda Chen, University of Missouri-Rolla.

The NEES@University of California, Davis High-Speed Wireless Data Acquisition System [Abstract] Daniel Wilson, University of California, Davis.

Instrumentation for the NEESR Sand Aging Field Experiment [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] David Saftner, University of Michigan.


Advanced Tools Concurrent Breakout Session 3: Numerical Simulations


VEES -- An XML-Driven Visualization and Development Environment [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Alisa Neeman, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Hybrid Simulation Evaluation of the Suspended Zipper Braced Frame [Abstract] Tony Yang, University of California, Berkeley.

Fiber Based Simulation of Rectangular Concrete Walls [Abstract] Jonathan Waugh, Iowa State University.

GrdVis: A Visualization and Data Analysis System [Abstract] Daniel Kuchma, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

OpenSees Design Environment (ODEn) [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Alisa Neeman, University of California, Santa Cruz.


NEESR PI Awardees Meeting


Overview [PDF] [PPT] Joy Pauschke, National Science Foundation.

National Science Foundation International Programs [PDF] [PPT] Larry Weber, National Science Foundation.

Communicating Results Communicating Results [PDF] [PPT] Larry Weber, National Science Foundation Josh Chamot, Media Officer for Engineering, National Science Foundation.


NEES Overview Session


A National Science Foundation Perspective on NEES [PDF] [PPT] Joy Pauschke, National Science Foundation.

A Consortium-Level Perspective on NEES [PDF] [PPT] Clifford Roblee, NEES Consortium, Inc.

A Research Site Perspective on NEES [PDF] [PPT] Kenneth Stokoe, II, University of Texas, Austin.


NEESR Active Projects Spotlight Session 1


Large-Scale Tests of Structural Braces and the Validation of Micromechanical Ultra Low Cycle Fatigue Models [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Amit Kanvinde, University of California, Davis.

Self-Centering Steel Frame Systems [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Richard Sause, Lehigh University.

Tests of Zipper Frames [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Roberto Leon, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Earthquake Studies of a Two-Span Reinforced Concrete Bridge System with Varied Column Heights [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Mehdi 'Said' Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno.


NEESR Active Projects Spotlight Session 2


Highly Damage-Tolerant and Intelligent Slab-Column Frame Systems Through Combination of Advanced Materials and Embedded Wireless Sensing [Abstract] Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, University of Michigan.

Dynamic Passive Procedures for Backfill Based on Full-Scale Pile Cap Testing (A NEESR Project) [PDF] Travis Gerber, Brigham Young University.

Multi-Site Soil-Structure-Foundation Interaction Test (MISST) [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Amr Elnashai, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

A Database for Modeling Deterioration in Beams and Columns Subjected to Cyclic Bending Moments [PDF] [Abstract] Dimitrios Lignos, Stanford University.

Full-Scale Testing of Polyethylene Pipelines at Fault Rupture [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Michael O'Rourke and Thomas O'Rourke, Cornell University.


Luncheon with Presentation


Tsunami Reconnaissance Data Repository [Abstarct] Harry Yeh, Oregon State University.

NEESR New Projects Spotlight Session 1


Experimental Verification of Semiactive Control of Nonlinear Structures Using Magnetorheological Fluid Dampers. Richard Christenson, University of Connecticut.

Seismic Performance Assessment and Retrofit of Non-Ductile RC Frames with Infill Walls [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] P. Benson Shing, University of California, San Diego.

Seismic Simulation and Design of Bridge Columns Under Combined Actions, and Implications on System Response [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Abdeldjelil "D.J." Belabi, University of Missouri-Rolla.

NEESR-Grand Challenge: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Ports [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Glenn Rix, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Inelastic Web Crushing Performance Limits of High-Strength-Concrete Structural Walls [PDF] [PPT] Rigoberto Burgueño, Michigan State University.


NEES Banquet Including the 2006 NEESinc Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and Audience Polling.


Audience Polling Questions [PDF] [PPT]

NEESR New Projects Spotlight Session 2


Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings with Replaceable Energy Dissipating Fuses [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Gregory Deierlein, Stanford University.

NEESWood: Full-Scale 3-D Testing, Numerical Modeling, and Other Progress [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] John van de Lindt, Colorado State University.

NEESR II: Mechanisms and Implications of Time-Dependent Changes in the State and Properties of Recently Liquefied Sands [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Russell Green, University of Michigan

Development of Performance-Based Tsunami Engineering -- PBTE [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] H. Ronald Riggs, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Collaborative Study of Biaxial Seismic Response of Bridge Systems [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Mehdi 'Said' Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno.

High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites for New Coupled Wall Systems and Retrofit of Existing Framed Structures [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] James Wight, University of Michigan..


Broadening Participation: International Collaboration and World Forum Report


Report on the World Forum on Collaborative Research in Earthquake Engineering [Abstract] Bill Spencer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

World Forum Report: Cyberenvironments [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Jerome Hajjar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

World Forum Report: Data Infrastructure [PDF] [Abstract] Gregory Fenves, University of California, Berkeley.

World Forum Report: Simulations [PDF] [PPT] Ahmed Elgamal, University of California at San Diego.

Report on International Collaboration Interest Survey [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Clifford Roblee, NEES Consortium, Inc.

Progresses of Large-Scale Tests at E-Defense, NIED, Japan [Abstract] Masayoshi Nakashima, E-Defense, NIED, and Kyoto University.

Research on Networked Structural Laboratories in China [PDF] [PPT] [Abstract] Yan Xiao, University of Southern California/CIPRES-Hunan University.


Issue Forums Report-Back Plenary Session


IT Strategy Committee (ITSC) Issue Forum Report [PDF] [PPT] Jacobo Bielak, Carnegie-Mellon University (ITSC Chair)

Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) Committee Issue Forum Report [PDF] [PPT] Shirley Dyke, Washington University of St. Louis (EOTC Chair)

Site Operations Committee (SOC) Issue Forum Report [PDF] [PPT] Marc Eberhard, University of Washington (SOC Chair)