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Quake Summit 2014

NEES Day Thursday, July 24


Plenary Session - Global Impact of NEES | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In November 1998, the National Science Board approved the George E. Brown Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) for construction with funds totaling $82 million from the National Science Foundation Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction appropriation. Construction occurred during the period 2000-2004. During the last decade, supported by the 14 unique large-scale facilities and the leading-edge cyberinfrastructure, NEES researchers have addressed a wide range of challenges in earthquake and tsunami engineering. The two speakers in this plenary session will discuss the contributions of NEES in advancing knowledge and transforming practice. They will also review advances in collaboration, large-scale experimentation, and development of tomorrow’s engineering workforce.

Farzad Naeim, Ph.D., S.E., Moderator
John A. Martin & Associates

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) - A laboratory without walls
Julio Ramirez
Purdue University, NEES Chief Officer

Impact of NEES Research on Building Design Practice
William T. Holmes
Rutherford + Chekene


Concurrent Theme Sessions | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NEES Impact on Geotechnical Engineering NEES Impact on Structural Engineering NEES Impact on Tsunami Engineering
NEES Research Impact on Geotechnical Engineering - Practice
Glenn Rix, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
NEES Impact on Structural Engineering Practice
Chris Rojahn, Applied Technology Council
NEES Research Impact on Tsunami Engineering
Solomon Yim, Moderator, Oregon State University
Impacts of geotechnical research in the areas of numerical simulation, experimental techniques and findings, and engineering practice - experimental investigation at NEES geotechnical laboratories
Bruce Kutter, University of California, Davis
NEES Research Impact on Structural Engineering: Large-Scale Testing
Carol Shield, University of Minnesota
NEES Research on Tsunami Structural Loading
Ian Robertson, University of Hawaii
NEES Research Impact: Simulation
Ellen Rathje, University of Texas, Austin
NEES Research Impact on Structural Engineering - Value of International Collaborations
Keri Ryan, University of Nevada, Reno
ASCE 7 Development of Tsunami Structural Design Provisions For The U.S.
Gary Chock, Martin & Chock, Inc
Observation, Analysis, Experimentation
Ken Stoeke, University of Texas, Austin
Advances in Simulation of Structural Response Resulting from NEES Research
Laura Lowes, University of Washington
Advances in Tsunami Simulation and Interaction with the Environment
Diane Foster, University of New Hampshire


Awards Luncheon | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentations to winners of Outstanding Contributor Awards

NEES Project Showcase
NEES Helping to Build a Resilient Christchurch: Towards Deep Basin Characterization and Liquefaction Mitigation

Brady Cox
The University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Kenneth Stokoe
The University of Texas at Austin, Professor
Geotechnical Engineering


Concurrent Theme Sessions | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Building Non-Structural Components and Contents NEEShub - Cyberinfrastructure for Data and Simulation Tuned Mass and Active Dampers Seismic Performance of Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Buildings
Simplified Analytical Modeling of a Suspended Ceiling System
KiPung Ryu, University at Buffalo
A Data Curation and Dissemination System for Earthquake Engineering
Thomas Hacker, Purdue University
Optimal design of supplemental damping devices for nonlinear MDOF structures based on a novel nonlinear damping index
Jian Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles
Seismic Testing of Partially-Grouted Masonry Sub-Assemblages (Special Seesion #08)
Catherine Johnson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings: Behavior and Modeling II Steel Buildings II Application of Hybrid Simulation in NEESR Projects
Cyclic Behavior of Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Thien Tran, University of California, Los Angeles
Seismic Performance of Concentrically Braced Frame Connections
Dan Sloat, University of Washington
A modified Runge-Kutta Integration method for computational delay in Real time hybrid simulation
Ge Ou, Purdue University
Numerical Modeling and Seismic Design of Slender Concrete Walls
Laura Lowes, University of Washington
Seismic performance of full-scale cold-formed steel buildings
Kara Peterman, Johns Hopkins University
Framework for Collapse Simulation through Substructure Hybrid Testing
M. Javad Hashemi, University at Buffalo
The CFS-NEES effort: Advancing Cold-Formed Steel Earthquake Engineering
Benjamin Schafer, Johns Hopkins
High-Precision Displacement Control for Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Stiff Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Catherine Whyte, ETH Zurich


Concurrent Theme Sessions | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Building Damage Prediction Nonlinear Analysis of Building Models and Analysis Approaches Development of Hybrid Simulation Testing of Steel Structures
Static Experimental Testing to Define Damage States of Precast Concrete Cladding
Kurt McMullin, San Jose State University
Fastener-Based Computational Models for Prediction of Seismic Behavior of CFS Shear Walls
Stephen G. Buonopane, Bucknell University
Developments Towards Broadening the Application Range of Real-Time Hybrid Simulation
Mehmet Gunay, UC Berkeley
Cyclic Behavior of Deep Steel Columns Subjected to Large Drifts, Rotations, and Axial Loads
Shokoufeh Zargar, University of New Hampshire
Modeling the Dynamic Structural Behavior of Ductile and Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames
Panos Galanis, U.C. Berkeley
Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of a Steel Moment Frame Building Structure through Collapse
Maikol Del Carpio Ramos, University of New York at Buffalo
Linked Column Steel Frame System Performance Validation using Hybrid Testing
Peter Dusicka, Portland State University
Numerical updating on collapse simulation of a four-story building through hybrid testing
Miguel Negrete, University of New Hampshire


NEES EOT Showcase
Using Tsunamis to put Engineering into Stem: Coastal Engineering Modules for Formal and Informal Education
Alicia Lyman-Holt, Oregon State University
A Smashing Success, Tsunami Outreach and Education at the Nees Tsunami Wave Lab 2004-2014
Alicia Lyman-Holt, Oregon State University
Geotechnical Graduate Student Society - NEES@UC Davis Outreach Collaboration
Diane Moug, University of California, Davis
Development of Earthquake Engineering Curriculum for High School Students Using Low-Cost Shake Tables
Lelli Van Den Einde, University of California, San Diego
Visual Learning Modules Developed for Undergraduate Structural Engineering and Construction Education
Lelli Van Den Einde, University of California, San Diego
Using Touch Interface Technology for Spatial Visualization Training
Lelli Van Den Einde, University of California, San Diego
Evaluation of Student Performance on Topics in Earthquake Resistant Design
Kurt Mcmullin, San Jose State University
NEES Instructional Shake Table for Stem Learning Experiences
Sean Brophy, Purdue University
Impact of the Howard University Engineering Ambassador Program
Claudia Marin, Howard University
Make Your Own Earthquake
Kelly Doyle, University of Nevada, Reno
Engaging Students' Creativity Through a Freshman Design Course Based On NEESR Project
Rupa Purasinghe, California State University, Los Angeles
Bringing Current Seismic Research to the Classroom Using the Structurally Insulated Panel System in an Undergraduate Structures Lab
Rupa Purasinghe, California State University, Los Angeles
The NEES REU Program: Engaging Geographically Distributed Undergraduates in Large-Scale Earthquake Engineering Research
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
NEESAcademy: A Resource for K-20 Education
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
Earthquake Engineering Program for Students at Elementary Schools
Heidi Tremayne, EERI & Stephen LaBounty, UC Berkeley
Shake, Rattle, and Roll - "Make It Real!" - Split Plexiglas House to Demonstrate Structural Bracing Effects
Catherine French, University of Minnesota