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Friday June 10, 2011 - Technical Program 

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8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary Session

Welcoming Remarks

Andre Filiatrault, Director, MCEER, University at Buffalo
Rajan Batta, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo
Julio Ramirez, Director, NEESComm, Purdue University

NEES Update
Joy Pauschke, Program Director, National Science Foundation George E. Brown Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Operations and Research Programs 

NEES Showcase Projects

Moderator: Julio Ramirez, Purdue University

NEES Showcase Projects Overview
Julio Ramirez, Purdue University

Collaboration between NEES@UTexas and Industry Leading to Important Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Kenneth H. Stokoe, University of Texas, Austin

Large-Scale Validation of Seismic Performance of Bridge Columns
Gabriele Guerrini, University of California, San Diego

NEEShub Training Sessions

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Technical Session #1: Reinforced Concrete Structures I

Moderator: Joann Browning, University of Kansas

Technical Session #2: Accelerated Bridge Construction & Transportation

Myrto Anagnostopoulou, University at Buffalo

Technical Session #3: Computational and Hybrid Simulation

Moderator: Jian Zhao, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Session #4: Geotechnical
Engineering I

Moderators: Farn-Yuh Menq, University of Texas at Austin, & Inthuorn Sasanakul, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Technical Session #5: Multi-Hazard Resilience

Moderator: Amjad Aref, University at Buffalo

Older Hazardous Concrete Buildings
J.P. Moehle, University of California, Berkeley


Seismic Simulation and Design of Bridge Columns Under Combined Actions, and Implications on System Response
Juan Arias-Acosta, University of Nevada, Reno


Smart Aggregate-based Structural Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Columns Subjected to Shake Table Excitations
Rachel Howser, University of Houston


Experimental and Analytical Studies of a 4-span Bridge with Composite Piers
Mehdi Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno

System Performance of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Connections in Moderate-to-High Seismic Regions - NCHRP Synthesis 12-88
Marc Eberhard, University of Washington


Seismic Behavior and Design of Precast Segmental Concrete Bridge Columns for Seismic Regions
Yu-Chen Ou, National University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


Hybrid Post-Tensioned Segmental Bridges: Large-Scale Quasi-Static and Shake Table Testing
Petros Sideris, University at Buffalo


Transportation Systems Risk Management under Multiple Hazard Situations
Qian Wang, University at Buffalo

NEESR Steel Plate Shear Wall Research
David Webster, University of Washington


Improving Building Collapse Risk Assessment
Laura Eads, Stanford University


Multi-Site Real-Time Hybrid Simulation using NEES
Sung Jig Kim, University of Connecticut


Numerical Integration and Substructuring Techniques for Hybrid Simulation of Structures Through Collapse
Maikol Del Carpio Ramos, University at Buffalo


Project-Directed Physical Testing - Its Importance in Delivering Better Seismic Performance
John D. Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates Inc.

Topographic Amplification in Strong Ground Motion
Manisha Rai, Virginia Tech


High-Fidelity Site Characterization by Experimentation, Field Observation, and Inversion-Based Modeling
Sezgin Kucukcoban, University of Texas at Austin


Liquefaction Experiments using 1-g Laminar Box System at UB-NEES
S. Thevanayagam, University at Buffalo


Field Testing for Advancing the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Soft Clays
Brad Fleming, Iowa State University


Integration Between Physical Modeling and Field Liquefaction Charts
Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

An Overview of the Devastating Tuscaloosa Tornado of 2011: Questioning the Paradigm
John van de Lindt, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa


Cost Effective Multi-Hazard Resistant Bridge Pier Concept
Pierre Fouche, University at Buffalo


Multiple Hazard Resilient Structures: An MCEER Bridge Engineering Effort
George Lee, University at Buffalo


Seismic Behavior of Wind Turbines
Ahmed Elgamal, University of California, San Diego


Modeling the Effects of Detonations of High Explosives to Inform Blast-Resistant Design
Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Technical Session #6: Buildings - Nonstructural

Andre Filiatrault,
University at Buffalo

Technical Session #7: Lifelines

Moderator: Harry Stewart, Cornell University

Technical Session #8: Resilience

Moderator: Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo

Technical Session #9: Steel Structures

Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Technical Session #10: Reinforced Concrete Structures II

Moderator: Santiago Pujol, Purdue University

Seismic Analysis of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Arash Esmaili Zaghi, University of Nevada, Reno


Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquakes
Michelle Chen, University of California-San Diego


Drift-Sensitive Experimental Testing of Precast Concrete Cladding - Preliminary Test Results
Siddaiah Yarra, San Jose State University


Full-scale Experimental Facility and Loading Protocol for Seismic Performance Assessment of Nonstructural Systems
Gilberto Mosqueda, University at Buffalo

Earthquake Response and Rehabilitation of Critical Lifelines
Thomas O'Rourke, Cornell University


Damage Assessment of Buried Pipelines Subjected to Ground Rupture
Radoslaw Michalowski, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Fiber Optic Method for Health Assessment of Buried Pipelines
Branko Glisic, Princeton University


A Framework for Earthquake Risk Assessment for Container Ports
Lindsay Ivey Burden, Georgia Institute of Technology

Enhancing Resilience: Some Engineering Issues
Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo


Quantification of Resilience of Built Infrastructure: Application to Health Care Network
Andrei Reinhorn, University at Buffalo


Computational Platform for Measuring Disaster Resilience: Initial Implementations
Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino


PEOPLES - A Framework for Defining and Measuring Extreme Events Resilience at the Community Scale
Chris Renschler, University at Buffalo


Case Study: Lifeline Resilience – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Thomas D. O'Rourke, Cornell University

Multi-Scale, Mechanistic Fracture Prediction and Optimal Panel Zone Participation in Steel Moment Frame Buildings
Michael Engelhardt, University of Texas at Austin


Challenges of Using Steel Staggered Truss Frame Systems in High Seismic Regions: Behavior, Issues, and Possible Solutions
Shih-Ho Chao, University of Texas at Arlington


Experimental Investigation of Resilient Steel Plate Shear Walls
Patricia Clayton, University of Washington


CFS-NEES: Advancing Cold-Formed Steel Earthquake Engineering
Benjamin Schafer, Johns Hopkins University


Seismic Behavior of Steel Concentrically Braced Frame Systems
Keith Palmer, University of Washington

Seismic Behavior and Design of Cast-In-Place Anchors
Jian Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Evaluation of Shear Stud Reinforcement for Increasing Punching Shear Strength and Ductility in Slab-Column Connections
Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, University of Michigan


Seismic Behavior, Analysis and Design of Modern, Coupled Reinforced Concrete Walls
Laura Lowes, University of Washington


Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Propped Rocking Wall Systems
Afsoon Nicknam, University at Buffalo


2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Technical Session #11: High Performance Computing Simulation

Moderator: Greg Deierlein, Stanford University

Technical Session #12: Advanced Protection Systems

Moderator: Shirley Dyke, Purdue University

Technical Session #13: Masonry & Wood Structures

Moderator: WeiChiang Pang, Clemson University

Technical Session #14: Tsunami Research I

Moderator: Clay Naito,
Lehigh University

Technical Session #15: Education

Moderator: Sean Brophy, Purdue University

Parallel and Cloud Computing With OpenSees
Frank McKenna, University of California, Berkeley


Simulation in NEEShub
Greg Rodgers, NEEScomm


High Performance, High Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of Earthquake-Soil-Structure Interaction for Nuclear Power Industry
Boris Jeremic, University of California, Davis


Modeling Landslides and Debris Flow- Induced Loads on Protective Structures Using the Material Point Method
Pedro Arduino, University of Washington

Seismic Design of Steel Buildings Using Next-Generation Elastomeric Dampers
James Ricles, Lehigh University


Negative Stiffness Device for Seismic Protection of Structures: An Analytical and Experimental Study
Apostolos Sarlis, University at Buffalo


Experimental Evaluation of an Innovative Isolation System on a Full-Scale Steel Frame Building at E-Defense
Nhan Dao, University of Nevada, Reno


Viscous Wall Dampers - Full Scale Test Program to Validate Nonlinear Analysis Parameters
Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers


Seismic Behavior of Base Isolated Buildings with Induced Pounding Against a Moat Wall
Armin Masroor, University at Buffalo

Seismic Risk Reduction for Soft Story Woodframe Buildings: The NEES-Soft Project
John van de Lindt, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa


Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems
Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Analytical and Numerical Study of In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Interaction of Unreinforced Masonry Walls
Kiarash Dolatshahi, University at Buffalo


Performance-Based Seismic Design Methods and Tools for Reinforced Masonry Shear-Wall Structures
Andreas Stavridis, University of California, San Diego

Tsunami Generation and Propagation By 3D Granular Landslides and Application To Scenarios
Fahad Mohammed, Hermann M. Fritz & Brian C. McFall, Georgia Institute of Technology


Measuring Runup and Bed Shear Stress Using Long Stroke Wave-Makers
Hong-Yueh (Peter) Lo and Nimish Pujara, Cornell University


Infrastructure Damage of the 2010 Maule Chile Earthquake and Tsunami
Solomon Yim, Oregon State University


Tsunami Risk Reduction for Coastal Buildings through Development of Tsunami Collapse Fragilities
John van de Lindt, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Reaching Out to the Public Through Science Centers & Museums
Charles Trautmann, Sciencenter


Connecte²d Teaching - Extreme Event Design Part 1 and Part 2
Brian Meyer, University at Buffalo


Using the QCN Sensor for Teaching About Vibrations
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University


Understanding and Improving the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Soft Clays: An Educational Module
Amy Cerato, University of Oklahoma


Helping Haiti Rebuild: The UniQ-UB/MCEER Earthquake Engineering Seminar Series
Pierre Fouche, University at Buffalo