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Quake Summit 2014

NEES Related Presentations

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Structural Behavior and Performance Earthquake Engineering Education Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings: Testing, Analysis, and Policy
Evaluating system-level collapse resistance of non-ductile RC frame structures
Justin Murray, Northeastern University
Assessment and Evaluation of Visual Learning Modules Developed for Undergraduate Structural Engineering and Construction Education
Lelli Van Den Einde, UCSD
A Three-dimension Model for Slow Hybrid Testing of Retrofits for Soft-story Wood-frame Buildings
Weichiang Pang, Clemson University
Seismic Performance of Partial Joint Penetration Welds in Column Splices
Sean Shaw, UC Davis
Development of Earthquake Engineering Curriculum for High School Students Using Low-Cost Shake Tables
Lelli Van Den Einde, UCSD
Distributed knee-brace (DKB) system as a complete or supplemental retrofit for soft story woodframe buildings
Mikhail Gershfield, Cal Poly Pomona
Educational shake table models of CFS shear walls
Stephen G. Buonopane, Bucknell University
Full-Scale Testing of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings with Stiffness-Based Retrofits
John van de Lindt, Colorado State University
Engineering Education Outreach from Two NEESR Research Projects
Kurt McMullin, San Jose State University
Real-Time Hybrid Simulation of a Stacked Wood Shear Wall with Viscous Damper
Xiaoyun Shao, Western Michigan University
Seismic Performance of a Full-Scale Soft-Story Woodframed Building with Energy Dissipation Retrofit
Jingling Tian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Nonlinear Analysis of Buildings: Performance Predictions and Case Studies I Analysis and Simulation Building Damage in Recent Earthquakes Performance Assessment of Buildings The Framed Infill Network
Earthquake resilience of a 632-meter super-tall building with energy dissipation outriggers
Ying Zhou, Tongji University
Theoretical Evaluation of Hybrid Simulation for Classical Problems in Continuum Mechanics
Ahmed Bakhaty, University of California, Berkeley
Disparate Damage Levels from the 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake in Two Similar Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings
Ady Aviram, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
Loss estimation of a code-conforming steel building to mainshock-aftershock sequences
Ruiqiang Song, Michigan Technological University
A Rocking Spine for Enhanced Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings with Infills
Henry Burton, Stanford University
Finite Element Analysis of Light-Frame Unibody Residential Structures
Scott Swensen, Stanford University
A Simplified Method for the Estimation of the Seismic Resistance of RC Frames with Weak Infill Panels
Andreas Stavridis, University at Buffalo
Seismic Performance Assessment of Masonry-Infilled RC Frames Retrofitted With ECC Overlays
Ioannis Koutromanos, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Experimental Investigations of Structural Components II
Cyclic Loading Performance of Special Truss Moment Frame with Double-Channel Chord Members
Sanputt Simasathien, University of Texas at Arlington
Shake Table Testing of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Concrete Walls
Maryam Nazari, Iowa State University

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Poster Session
Comprehensive Evaluation of Post-Tensioning Anchorage Systems for Seismic Resilient Rocking Wall Structures
Eric Musselman, Villanova University
Experimental Study of Target Demands to Minimize Seismic Induced Content Disruption
Jean Guzman Pujols, University of Nevada, Reno
Experimental Testing of RC Walls with Minimum Vertical Reinforcement
Yiqiu Lu, The University of Auckland
The Capacity Spectrum Method: Evaluation Against The Measured Response of a Nine-Story Structure
Ying Wang, Purdue University
Failure modes of masonry infill walls and influence on RC frame structure under earthquake
Feng Yuan, China southwest architectural design and research insititute
Seismic Retrofit of Shear Critical Beam-Column Joints in Existing Concrete Buildings
Wael M. Hassan, American University in Cairo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Bridges Soils/Foundation
Preliminary Parametric Study of the Effects of Live Load on Seismic Response of Highway Bridges
Hartanto Wibowo, University of Nevada, Reno
Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures and Basement Walls
Roozbeh Geraili Mikola, Jacobs Associates

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Structural Collapse I Seismic Isolation I
Collapse Assessment of Multi-Story Buildings Through Hybrid Testing
Eduardo Miranda, Stanford University
Performance of Triple-Pendulum Bearings Observed in a Full-Scale Shake-Table Test Program
Taichiro Okazaki, Hokkaido University
Efficient Collapse Risk Assessment for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
Eduardo Miranda, Stanford University

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

New and Novel Structural Systems II Effect of Ground Deformations on Pipelines Seismic Isolation II Emerging ans Newly Available Tools, Guidance, and Proposed Appls for Seismic Hazard Mitigation Structural Collapse II Remote Sensing Technologies for Seismic Hazard Mapping and Post-disaster Response
Seismic Collapse Resistance of Self-Centering Steel Moment Resisting Frame Systems
Omid Ahmadi, Lehigh University
Jointed Pipeline Response to Earthquake Induced Ground Deformation
Brad Wham, Cornell University
A Case Study on the Initial Costs and Life Cycle Benefits of Base Isolation for a Low Rise Office Building
Matthew Cutfield, The University of Auckland
Incorporating Soil-Structure Interaction into Seismic Response Analyses for Buildings
Jonathan Stewart, UCLA
Mathematical programming approach to structural collapse simulation
Mettupalayam Sivaselvan, University at Buffalo
Considering Topography when Mapping Liquefaction Hazard with the Liquefaction Potential Index
Daniel Gillins, Oregon State University
Modified Structural Layouts for Staggered Truss Framing Systems Used in Seismically Active Areas
Sanputt Simasathien, University of Texas at Arlington
Development of a large-scale hybrid shake table and application to testing a friction slider isolation system
Andreas Schellenberg, UC Berkeley
Probabilistic Collapse Performance Assessment of Self-Centering Concentrically Braced Frames
Richard Sause, Lehigh University
Numerical and Experimental Assessment of Chevron Braced Frames with Weak Beams
Andrew Sen, University of Washington
Seismic behavior of single anchors in plastic hinge zones of RC columns
Jian Zhao, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Assessment and Design of Curved and Skewed Bridges New and Novel Structural Systems III Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings: Experimental Studies Seismic Isolation III
Experimental Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Seat-Type Abutments in a Curved Highway Bridge
Joseph Wieser, University of Nevada, Reno
High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams: From Research to Practice
Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010 E-Defense Four-Story Reinforced Concrete and Post-Tensioned Concrete Buildings - Comparative Study of Experimental and Analytical Results
Zeynep Tuna, University of California, Los Angeles
Effect of Isolator Instability on the Performance of Seismically Isolated Curved Bridge
Eric Monzon, University of Nevada Reno
Experimental Studies of Longitudinal Reinforcement Buckling in Reinforced Concrete Structural Wall Boundary Elements.
Christopher Hilson, UCLA
Response of Hybrid Isolation System During a Shake Table Experiment of a Full Scale Seismically Isolated Building
Camila Coria, University of Nevada, Reno
Seismic Response of the Christchurch Women's Hospital on 23 Dec 2011
Henri Gavin, Duke University

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Poster Session
Effects of Shear Wall Ratio on the Seismic Behaviour of Buildings Having Inadequate Seismic Resistance
Özgür Yurdakul, Anadolu University
Numerical Analysis of the Seismic Performance of Steel Frames Infilled with Composite Panels
Hou Hetao, School of Civil Engineering
Augmented Reality Based Exploration of Structures
Li Ge, University of California San Diego
Performance of Water Pipelines Retrofitted with Cured in Place Pipe Liner Technology under Transient Earthquake Motions
Zilan Zhong, University at Buffalo
Evaluation of a Port Operations Model using the 2012 West Coast Port Strike as Disruption Data
Lindsay Ivey-Burden, University of Virginia
Case Studies on the Seismic Protection of Equipment in Essential Buildings
Claudia Marin-Artieda, Howard University
Dynamic Modeling of an Isolation System Composed of Elastomeric Bearings
Gordon Warn, Penn State University
Pore Pressure Generation Under Different Transient Loading Histories
Wing Shun Kwan, The University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Experimental Methods
An Experimental Study of Damage Detection using Removable Braces
Graham Archer, Cal Poly SLO
Application of Laser Scanning to Structural Testing in Earthquake Engineering, Field Survey, and Structural Assessment of an Earthquake Aftermath
Shakhzod Takhirov, UC Berkeley
Application of Multiple Digital Image Correlation Sensors in Earthquake Testing
Michael McGinnis, UT Tyler
Scanner Technology for Documentation of Displacement States of Experimental Test Specimens
Kurt McMullin, San Jose State University
Use of Comprehensive Instrumentation in Structural Experiments for Model Validation of Inelastic Systems
Anahid Behrouzi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Plenary Session: Global Impact of NEES
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

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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

Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings: Behavior and Modeling I Damping Devices Soil-structure Interaction Highlights of Recent U.S. Japan Collaborative NEES/E-Defense Projects
Lateral Load Behavior of a Post-Tensioned Coupled Core Wall
Steven Barbachyn, University of Notre Dame
Seismic Performance Assessment of Steel Frames with Elastomeric Dampers
Akbar Mahvashmohammadi, Lehigh University
What Have We Learned After a Decade of Experiments and Monitoring at the NEES@UCSB Permanently Instrumented Field Sites?
Jamison Steidl, UC Santa Barbara
The 2010 E-Defense Shaking Table Test on Four-Story Reinforced Concrete and Post-Tensioned Concrete Buildings
Takuya Nagae, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Steel Buildings I Achieving Resilient EQ Resistant Design: Next-Generation Structural Systems Struct Systems & Hybrid Sim Nonstructural Component/System Performance: Resent Results from Full-Scale System-Level Experiments
Advances in Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Wall Testing and Design
Patricia Clayton, University of Texas at Austin
Application of Hybrid Simulation for Evaluating Design of a Rocking Steel Frame System
Matthew Eatherton, Virginia Tech
A Comparative Study of Sub-System and System Level Experiments of Suspension Ceiling Systems
Siavash Soroushian, University of Nevada, Reno
Cyclic and Dynamic Testing of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls
Daniel Dowden, University at Buffalo
Development of a Floor Inertial Force Limiting Anchorage System Building Seismic Response
Robert Fleischman, University of Arizona
Experimental Study on the Seismic Performance of Pressurized Fire Extinguishing Sprinkler Piping Subsystems
Gilberto Mosqueda, University of California San Diego
Steel Plate Shear Walls with Coupling in high-seismic regions
Daniel Borello, Oregon State University
Full-Scale Hybrid Testing of a Soft-Story Woodframe Building Seismically Retrofitted using Shape Memory Alloy Devices in Scissor-Jack Braces
Elaina Jennings, Colorado State University
Seismic Demands on Acceleration-Sensitive Nonstructural Components Using Recorded Building Response Data - Case Study
Xiang Wang, UCSD
Hybrid Simulation of Steel Buildings with Stiff Rocking Cores for Improved Seismic Drift Distribution
Alireza Sarebanha, University of California, San Diego
System-Level Experiments on Ceiling/Piping/Partition Systems at UNR-NEES Site
Esmaeel Rahmanishamsi, University of Nevada, Reno
Hybrid Simulations of Self-Centering Concentrically-Braced Frames Subject to Extreme Ground Motions
Richard  Sause, Lehigh University
Real-time Hybrid Simulation: Validation of PBD Procedure for Steel Frames with Nonlinear Viscous Dampers
Baiping Dong, Lehigh University

Thursday, July 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentations to winners of Outstanding Contributor Awards
NEES Helping to Build a Resilient Christchurch: Towards Deep Basin Characterization and Liquefaction Mitigation
Brady Cox, The University of Texas at Austin
Kenneth Stokoe, The University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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

Friday, July 25, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Accelerated Bridge Construction using Precast Components Testing of Concrete Structures Assessment and Retrofit of Buildings Recent Advances and Future Directions for Seismic Isolation
A Pre-tensioned, Rocking Bridge Bent for ABC in Seismic Regions.
John Stanton, University of Washington
Experimental Response of Boundary Elements of Code-Compliant Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Carlos Arteta, Universidad del Norte
FEMA P-807: Guidelines for Seismic Retrofit of Weak-Story Wood-Framed Buildings
Mike  Korolyk, Tipping Mar, Structural Engineering
Dynamic Testing of a Low-Cost Sliding Isolation System For Light-Frame Residential Structures
Ezra Jampole, Stanford University
Preliminary Results for NEESR Full-Scale RC Column Tests under Collapse-Consistent Loading Protocols
Alireza Nojavan, University of Minnesota
Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel Concentrically Braced Frames using Stiff Rocking Cores
Bing Qu, California Polytechnic State Univ.