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Program |  Boot Camps |  Technical Sessions:  1-4 |   5-8 |   9-12 |    13-16 |  17-20 |   Poster Session

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Program

Sunday, July 8, 2012 (pre-activity)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EOT meet and greet share-a-thon (Room 107)
Monday, July 9, 2012 (pre-activity)
8:00 am - 3:30 pm EOT Workshop (Room 107)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Governance Board (Room 310)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (pre-activity)    |   NEES committee meetings
7:15 am - 8:00 am NEES Committee Morning Beverage Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am IT Manager Forum (Room 104)
8:00 am - 10:00 am PAC (Room 102)
10:00 am - 10:30 pm Morning Snack Break
10:15 am - 12:15 pm RAAS Subcommittee (Room 102)
10:15 am - 12:15 pm Simulation Steering Committee (Room 103)
10:15 am - 12:15 pm IT Manager Meeting part 1 (Room 104)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm NEES Committee Lunch (Boylston Hallway)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EOT Subcommittee (Room 101)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm RAAS Subcommittee continued (Room 102)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Site Op Subcommittee (Room 103)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Cyberinfrastructure Subcommittee (Room 104)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Data and Curation Subcommittee (Room 101)
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Users Forum (Room 102)
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Site Operations Subcommittee continued (Room 103)
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm IT Manager Meeting part 2 (Room 104)
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm Site Scheduling Committee (Room 102)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
7:30 am - 8:00 am NEES Morning Beverage Service
8:30 am - 10:00 am Boot Camp 1: Introduction to NEEShub Project Warehouse and Databases (Room 310)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Invitational Workshop on High Performance Computing for Simulation-Based Earthquake Engineering (Room 305)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm EERI Student Leadership Council Student Symposium (Room 308)
9:00 am - 11:00 am Equipment Site Forum Meeting (Room 301)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Boot Camp Morning Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Boot Camp 2: Data Upload and Visualization in the NEEShub (Room 310)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Site Managers Forum (Room 301)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Boot Camp Lunch Break
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Boot Camp 3a: Real-time Data Viewing with RDV (Room 310)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Boot Camp 3b: Computational Simulation on the NEEShub (Room 308)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break - On Your Own
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Opening plenary (Ballroom A)
  • Meeting Welcome and Showcase of NEES Outreach Video
  • NSF Welcoming Remarks and Update
    Joy Pauschke (Program Director, George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation)
  • Report on Community Workshop on Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering
    Greg Fenves (Dean Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin)
  • NEES Operations Until 2014 and Plan for NEES Data
    Julio Ramirez (NEEScomm Center Director)
  • Q&A Period
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Technical program breakout sessions
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm Poster session / Reception (Ballroom A)
Thursday, July 12, 2012
7:30 am - 8:00 am NEES Morning Beverage Service
7:30 am - 8:45 am NEES Plenary (Room 312)
Innovative Technology Applied to Post Earthquake Reconnaissance
  • NEES in Christchurch - Post-Earthquake Monitoring Support for RAPID Investigations
    Presenter: Robert Nigbor
  • Capturing and Modeling Tsunami Impacts: 3D Scanning and Load Estimation for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
    Presenter: Solomon Yim
9:00 am - 10:15 am Technical program breakout sessions
10:30 am - 11:45 am Technical program breakout sessions
11:45 pm - 12:45 pm NEES networking lunch (provided) / Awards (Ballroom A)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Technical program breakout sessions
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Technical program breakout sessions
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEES Closing Plenary Session (Ballroom A)
  • Application of Laser Scanning to Structural Assessment for the Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and Validation of Scan Data
    Presenter: Shakhzod Takhirov
  • Closing Remarks
    Presenters: Joy Pauschke and Julio Ramirez

Concurrent Technical Sessions

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session 1:
NEEShub Tools
Room 310
Technical Session 2:
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Room 305
Technical Session 3:
Steel Structures
Room 308
Technical Session 4:
Base Isolation /  Energy Dissipation
Room 301
Moderators:
Khalid Mosalaem and
Rachelle Howell
Moderators:
Scott Brandenberg and
Omar El-Shafee
Moderators:
Daniel Abrams and
Machel Morrison
Moderators:
Jim Ricles and
Armin Masroor
CSMIP-3DV: Tool for Visualization of the Response of Instrumented Buildings
Farzad Naeim
Lateral Spreading-Induced Pressures Against a Large, Rigid Foundation
Mark Muszynski
Predicting Seismic Behavior in Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls
Kara Peterman
Seismic Testing of an Isolated Scale-Model Bridge Structure with an Adaptive Passive Negative Stiffness Device
Navid Attary
Strata: A NEEShub Tool to Analyze One-Dimensional Site Response
Ellen Rathje
Biological Improvement of Sands for Liquefaction Prevention and Damage Mitigation
Jason DeJong
Developments on Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls and Web Plate Behavior Characterization
Jeffrey Berman
Real-Time Hybrid Simulation and Performance Evaluation of a Structure with Large-Scale Nonlinear Viscous Dampers
Baiping Dong
Running SAP on NEEShub
Juan Caicedo
Field Testing of Soil Impedance Functions
Lisa Star
Seismic Vulnerability of Older Braced Frames
Dawn Lehman
Real-Time Hybrid Simulations of Large-Scale Steel Frame Building with Magneto-Rheological Dampers
James Ricles
OpenSEES Lab: Tools for Enhancing OpenSEES
Frank McKenna
NEES-ROCK: Expanding the Boundaries of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Joseph Wartman
Advanced Hybrid Simulation Application for the Seismic Assessment of Semi-Rigid Partial-Strength Steel Frames
Hussam Mahmoud
Real Time Hybrid Simulation for Validation of Advanced Damping Systems in Large-Scale Applications
Anthony Friedman

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Technical Session 5:
Reinforced Concrete Structures
Room 302
Technical Session 6:
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Room 304
Technical Session 7:
Simulation
Room 306
Technical Session 8:
Tsunamis
Room 311
Moderators:
Gustave Parra-Montesinos and
Elide Pantol
Moderators: 
Jason DeJong and
Davide Forcellini
Moderators: 
Juan Caicedo and
Mark Denavit
Moderators: 
Solomon Yim and
Clement Barthes
Behavior of Headed Anchor Bolts in Plastic Hinge Zones
Jian Zhao
Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Seismic Structure-Soil-Structure Interaction
Chandrakanth Bolisetti
The Influence of Aerodynamic Damping on the Seismic Response of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
Andrew Myers
Observations aned Modeling of Tsunami-Induced Currents in Ports and Harbors
Patrick Lynett
Seismic Response of Low Aspect Ratio Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Bismarck Luna
Understanding and Improving the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Soft Soils
Bradley Fleming
Nonlinear Finite Element Simulation of Full-Scale Five Story Reinforced Concrete Shake-Table Building Specimen Using DIANA and OpenSEES
Hamed Ebrahimian
Tsunami Generation by Three Dimensional Deformable Landslide in Various Scenarios
Brian McFall, Hermann Fritz, Fahad Mohammed
Seismic Vulnerability of Exterior and Corner Beam-Column Joints
Wael Hassan
Improving Seismic Performance of Piles in Soft Clay: A Demonstration of Using NEES Facilities, Cyberinfrastructure Tools and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
Sri Sritharan
Near-Collapse Performance of Existing RC Frame Buildings
Justin Murray
Boundary Layer and Bed Stress Development Under a Solitary Wave
Diane Foster
Setting up the Background for Real Time Hybrid Simulation Involving Large Computational Models of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Ahmed Bakhaty

Topographic Effects in Strong Ground Motion - From Physical and Numerical Modeling to Design
Dominic Assimaki
Seismic Analysis of a 4-Span Bridge with Composite Piers
Fatemeh Kavianipour
Dissipation Characteristics of Swell Wave - Tsunami Interaction
James M. Kaihatu, Richard Irwin, Deirdre Deverey, Ying-Po Liao
Force-Demand from Tsunami-Driven Debris Strikes
Ron Riggs

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Technical Session 9:
Use of NEES Data
Room 302
Technical Session 10:
Wood Structures
Room 304
Technical Session 11:
Lifelines
Room 306
Technical Session 12:
Education and Outreach
Room 311
Moderators: 
Lesley Sneed and
Hamed Ebrahimian
Moderators:
Wael Hassan and
Brent Chancellor
Moderators:
Harry Stewart and
Gabriel Candia
Moderators:
Sean Brophy and
Navid Attary
NEES Data - Conditions for Current and Future Use and Re-Use
Stanislav Pesja

Seismically Enhanced Non-Structural Partition Walls for Unibody Residential Construction
Scott Swensen
Mechanisms of Failure of Segmental Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Permanent Ground Displacement
Mohammad Pour-Ghaz
GGSS-NEES@UCDavis Outreach Partnership
Jack Montgomery
Rapid Repair of Severely Damaged RC Columns Under Combined Loading with Externally-Bonded CFRP
Lesley Sneed
Seismic Performance Evaluation of Energy Efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Using Hybrid Simulation, Cyclic Testing and Analytical Simulations
Selim Gunay
Seismic Performance of Substation Insulator Posts for Vertical-Break Disconnect Switches
Khalid Mosalam
Visualization Tool and Online Course Module Using the NEES@UCSB Facilities
Sandy Seale
Building Collapse Fragilities Considering Mainshock-Aftershock Sequences Using Publicly Available NEEShub Data
Yue Li
Strategic Placement of Damping Devices for Seismic Protection of Soft-Story Buildings
Jingjing Tian
Developments in Wind Turbine Seismic Response
Ian Prowell
A Multi-Institutional Learning Environment for Undergrads: Remote Testing at RPI-NEES Site for Geotechnical Engineering Education
Usama El Shamy
Recent Enhancements and Research Highlights at the NEES@UCSB Permanently Instrumented Field Sites
Jamison Steidl
NEES-Soft: Seismic Risk Reduction for Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings
John van de Lindt
Investigation of the Effect of Support Structure Properties on the Seismic Response of Electrical Insulator Posts Using Real-Time Hybrid Simulation
Selim Gunay
NEES@Berkeley Earthquake Engineering Program Targets 4th - 6th Grade Learners
Heidi Faison

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Technical Session 13:
Steel Structures
Room 302
Technical Session 14:
Experimental Techniques
Room 304
Technical Session 15:
Hybrid Simulation
Room 306
Technical Session 16:
Design in Moderate Seismic Regions
Room 311
Moderators:
Jeffrey Berman and
Kara Peterman
Moderators:
Shakhzod Takhirov and
Brian McFall
Moderator:
Oh-Sung Kwon and
Jonathan Rivera
Moderators:
Eric Hines and
Philip Schafer
Resiliency of Steel Self-Centering Concentrically-Braced Frames (SC-CBFs) Under Intense Ground Motions and Aftershocks
Brent Chancellor
Shear Wall Strain Measurements Using Digital Image Correlation
Clement Barthes
Collapse of a Four Story Steel Moment Frame: Comparison of Shake Table and Hybrid Test Results
Konstantinos Balafas
Seismic Design in Massachusetts
Eric Hines
Experiments and Simulations of an Innovative Seismic Performance Enhancement Technique for Steel Building Beam-Column Connections
Machel Morrison
Applications of Laser Scanning to Structural Engineering Field
Sangjoon Park
Hybrid Testing 2.0
Thomas Frankie
Michael Bletzinger
Ground Motion Suite Selection for Moderate Seismic Regions
Laurie Baise
Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems
Daniel Abrams
Centrifuge Model Design and Execution: Some Practical Considerations
Gabriel Candia
Model-based Real-Time Hybrid Simulation for Large-Scale Experimental Evaluation
Brian Phillips
Collapse Resistance of Low-Ductility Braced Frames
Larry Fahnestock
Seismic Performance Factors for Steel-Concrete Composite Frame Structures
Mark Denavit
Effective Force Testing Using a Loop Shaping Force Feedback Controller With Nonlinear Test Structures
Narutoshi Nakata
Hybrid Simulation with On-line Updating of Numerical Model Based on Measured Experimental Behavior
M.J. Hashemi
Collapse Assessment of Steel Braced Frames in Seismic Regions
Dimitrios G. Lignos

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Technical Session 17:
Base Isolation / Energy Dissipation
Room 302
Technical Session 18:
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Room 304
Technical Session 19:
Hybrid Simulation
Room 306
Technical Session 20:
Reinforced Concrete Structures
Room 311
Moderators:
Keri Ryan and
Chandrakanth Bolisetti
Moderators:
Laurie Baise and
Jack Montgomery
Moderators:
Narutoshi Nakata and
Brian Phillips
Moderators:
Jian Zhao and
Bismarck Luna
NEES TIPS E-Defense Tests of a Full Scale Base-Isolated and Fixed-Base Building
Keri Ryan
In Situ Assessment of the Linear and Nonlinear Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste
Dimitrios Zekkos
Seismic Fragility Assessment of a Six-Story Building with SCED Braces Through Pseudo-Dyanmic Hybrid Simulation
Oh-Sung Kwon
Behavior and Analysis of C-Shaped Walls
Dawn Lehman
Testing of a New Structural Modification Approach for Seismic Protection Using Novel Negative Stiffness Device
Satish Nagarajaiah
Field Test of Model Levee on Sherman Island Peaty Organic Soil
Scott Brandenberg
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Probabilistic Reliability Anaysis of Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Results for Seismic Hazard Mitigation
Cheng Chen
Shake Table Response of a Fully Furnished Full-Scale Five-Story Building
Elide Pantoli
Seismic Assessment of Isolated Bridge Configurations Adopting a PBEE Methodology
Davide Forcellini
Performance of Buried Segmented Concrete Pipeline Systems Under Seismically-Induced Permanent Ground Displacement
Jerome Lynch
Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Implementation with a User-Programmable Controller
Oya Mercan
Post-Tensioned Coupled Shear Wall Systems for Seismic Regions
Steven Barbachyn
Collapse Evaluation of Seismically Isolated Building Impacting Moat Wall
Armin Masroor
Large Scale Testing of Jointed Pipelines with Polymeric Linings
Harry Stewart
Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Studies of Complex Large-Scale Systems Using Multi-Grid Processing
Yunbyeong Chae
Punching Shear in Flat Slabs with Headed Stud Reinforcement Under Combined Gravity and Biaxial Lateral Displacements
Gustavo Parra-Montesinos

Poster Session

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Poster Title Presenter
Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems
Daniel Abrams
Seismic Testing of an Isolated Scale-Model Bridge Structure with an Adaptive Passive Negative Stiffness Device Navid Attary
Real Time Hybrid Simulation Involving Large Computational Models Ahmed Bakhaty
Collapse of a Four Story Steel Moment Frame; Comparison of Shake Table and Hybrid Test Results
Konstantinos Balafas
Post-Tensioned Coupled Shear Wall Systems for Seismic Regions
Steven Barbachyn
ExVis Tool: Case Study of Experimental Data Visualization and Analysis on Concrete Structural Walls Anahid Behrouzi
Site Characterization Using Full Waveform Inversion Jacobo Bielak
Seismic Behavior of Steel Plate Shear Walls with Coupling Daniel Borello
Response of Pipelines Rehabilitated with In Situ Linings Under Seismic Wave Propagation Effects Dimitra Bouziou
GGSS-NEES@UCDavis Outreach Partnership
Jack Montgomery
Centrifuge Model Design and Execution: Some Practical Considerations
Gabriel Candia
Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure System Identification: Use of NEESR Centrifuge-Based Research Project Warehouse Data
ZhiQiang Chen
Verification of Responses of an Isolated-Base 5-Story Building Model using Full-Scale Test Data Nhan Dao
Seismic Response of Shallow Underground Structures in Dense Urban Environments
Shideh Dashti
Validation Experiments for the Linked Column Frame System
Peter Dusicka
Characterization of Dynamic Soil Properties of Seismically Vulnerable Sites Using Centrifuge Modeling Omar El-Shafee
Understanding and Improving the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Soft Soils
Bradley Fleming
Seismic Assessment of Isolated Bridge Configurations Adopting a PBEE Methodology
Davide Forcellini
Real Time Hybrid Simulation for Validation of Advanced Damping Systems in Large-Scale Applications
Anthony Friedman
Development and Evaluation of Hybrid Masonry for Seismic Conditions Timothy Gregor, Daniel Abrams
Seismically Enhanced Non-Structural Partition Walls for Unibody Residential Construction
Amy Hopkins
Surface Waves due to a Subsurface Point Load Excitation in an Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Elastic Medium
Priza Kayestha
Modeling of Cyclic Shear-Flexure Interaction in Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls
Kristijan Kolozvari
Strong Shaking of a Steel Frame Base Isolated Building at E-Defense in Japan: Developing Processing Scripts
Emma Lejeune
Unbonded Post-Tensioned Rocking Walls for Seismic Resilient Structures Qingzhi Liu
Seismic Response of Low Aspect Ratio Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Bismarck Luna
Columns in Reinforced Concrete Buildings Impacted by Tsunami Water-Borne Shipping Containers
Manoj Madurapperuma
Tsunami Generation by Granular Landslides in Various Topographic Scenarios McFall, B. C., Fritz, H. M., Mohammed, F.
Drift-Sensitive Experimental Testing of Precast Concrete Cladding
Kurt McMullin
Large Scale Testing and Behavior of Reinforced Concrete C-Shaped Walls Andrew Mock
Substructured Seismic Dynamic Testing of High Voltage Electrical Substation Disconnect Switches
Mohamed Moustafa
Damage of Buried Segmented Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Permanent Ground Displacements - Numerical Studies
Srinivasa Nadukuru
NEESR-CR: Rocking Wall Project - Dynamic Response Characterization Maryam Nazari
Influence of Near-fault Ground Motions and Seismic Pounding on the Response of Base-Isolated Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Deepak Pant
Shake Table Response of a Fully Furnished Full-scale Five-story Building
Elide Pantoli
Predicting Seismic Behavior in Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls
Kara Peterman
Data Management of Research Data at NEES Stanislav Pejša
Mechanisms of Failure of Segmental Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Permanent Ground Displacement
Mohammad Pour-Ghaz
Structural Deterioration and Time-Dependent Seismic Risk Analysis
Anirudh Rao
Real-Time Hybrid Simulations of Large-Scale Steel Frame Building with Magneto-Rheological Dampers
James Ricles
Force-Demand from Tsunami-Driven Debris Strikes
Ron Riggs
Predictive Equations for Modeling Low Aspect Ratio Reinforced Concrete Walls Jonathan Rivera
Mini-Wave Flume Assessment at 2012 Folk Life Festival
Laia Robichaux
Topographic Effects in Strong Ground Motion - From Physical and Numerical Modeling to Design
Seokho Jeong
Seismic Simulation and Design of Bridge Columns Under Combined Actions and Implications on System Response Philip Schafer
Large-scale Experiments to Validate an Innovative Seismic Performance Enhancement Technique for Steel Building Beam-column Connections
Doug Schweizer
Coupling of Pore Pressure and Ground Motion Data Recorded During the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah (Baja California) Earthquake at the NEES@UCSB Wildlife Station
Sandra Seale
Visualizing Structural Response and Site Amplification Using Earthquake Data Recorded at the NEES@UCSB Field Sites
Sandra Seale
Site Effects Measured at the NEES@UCSB Wildlife Station From the 2010 Ocotillo Swarm
Sandra Seale
Strategic Placement of Damping Devices for Seismic Protection of Soft-Story Buildings
Jingjing Tian
Behavior and Response of Moderate-Aspect Ratio RC Structural Walls
Thien Tran
NEES-ROCK: Expanding the Boundaries of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Joseph Wartman
Jointed Pipeline Response to Earthquake Induced Ground Rupture Brad Wham
Hybrid Testing of Stiff Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Shakhzod Takhirov
Behavior of Headed Anchor Bolts in Plastic Hinge Zones
Jian Zhao