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Saturday June 11, 2011 - Technical Program 

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary Session

Earthquake Engineering: The Next 25 Years
Moderator: Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo

Research Challenges and Opportunities for Buildings and Urban Regions
Gregory Deierlein, Stanford University

The Next 25 Years of Bridge Earthquake Engineering
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno

Using our Knowledge to Reduce Earthquake Risk: Speculating on the Next 20 Years
Thomas L. Tobin, Tobin & Associates

9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Technical Session #16: Geotechnical Engineering II

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

Technical Session #17: Full-Scale Testing

Moderator: Scott Newbolds, Purdue University

Technical Session #18: Electric Power Substations

Moderator: Andrei Reinhorn, University at Buffalo

Technical Session #19: Tsunami Research II
Engineering I

Moderator: Solomon Yim, Oregon State University

Technical Session #20: Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Moderator: Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo

Cyclic and Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Improved and Unimproved Soft Clays
Chunyang Liu, University of South Carolina


Rocking Foundation Research and Implementation in Practice
Bruce Kutter, University of California-Davis


Seismic Structure-Soil-Structure Interaction in Dense Urban Environments
Chandu Bolisetti, University at Buffalo


Shear Wave Velocity of Municipal Solid Waste: Field Measurements and Model Development and Calibration
Dimitrios Zekkos, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Biological Improvement of Sands for Liquefaction Prevention & Damage Mitigation
Jason DeJong, University of California-Davis

Monitoring and Observation of Long-Term Behavior of Elastomeric Seismic Isolators in a Full-Scale Bridge
Ricardo Ecker Lay, University at Buffalo


Seismic Testing of Full Scale Fluid Viscous Dampers
Douglas Taylor, Taylor Devices, Inc.


Successes and Pitfalls of Full-scale Seismic Qualification Testing of Ceilings
Paul Hough, Armstrong World Industries


Real Time Hybrid Testing for Validation of Advanced Damping Systems on Large-Scale Applications
Anthony Friedman, Purdue University

Seismic Behavior and Protection of Electrical Equipment - An Overview
Andrei Reinhorn, University at Buffalo


Modeling of Electrical Transformers and Seismic Performance Evaluation of High Voltage Bushings
Konstantinos Oikonomou, University at Buffalo


Testing of Transformer Bushings and Lessons Learned
Fahad Muhammad, University at Buffalo


Modeling of Electrical Composite Post Insulators
Nicholas Oliveto, University at Buffalo


Seismic Protection of High Voltage Transformer – Bushing Systems Incorporating Flexural Stiffeners
Maria Koliou, University at Buffalo


Seismic Isolation of Transformers
Michael Constantinou, University at Buffalo

Interaction of Tsunamis with Short Surface Waves: An Experimental Study
James Kaihatu, Texas Engineering Experiment Station


Tsunami-Driven Debris Impact Forces
Clay Naito, Lehigh University


Structural Response Evaluation after the Tohoku Tsunami
Ian Robertson, University of Hawaii and Solomon Yim, University of Oregon


Tsunami-like Long Wave Inundation in Forested Regions: Laboratory Observations of Bore Propagation through Discontinuous Macro-Roughness
Youn Kyung Song, Texas A&M University

Seismic Hazard Assessment for Extreme Events in the East Coast
Sissy Nikolaou, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers


Performance Assessment of Conventional and Isolated Safety-Related Nuclear Structures
Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo


Behavior and Design of SC Composite Walls for Nuclear Facilities: Experimental Evaluation and Numerical Simulation
Amit H. Varma, Purdue University and Sanj Malushte, Bechtel Corporation


Observed Effects of High Frequency Earthquake in Tottori, Japan 10/6/2000
Stephen J. Eder, Facility Risk Consultants, Inc.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Closing Session

Meeting Summary and Closing Remarks
Julio Ramirez, Director, NEESComm, Purdue University and 
Andre Filiatrault, Director, MCEER, University at Buffalo