The conference program technical sessions are shown below. All presentation files have been added in PDF format for download. Also note that presentation files are also available from the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (3AESE) which ran concurrently with the PEER Annual Meeting Sessions.

Thursday Oct 15

8:00 - 9:00 am
Breakfast and Sign-In
9:00 - 10:30 am
Opening Keynote: Moderator: Steve Mahin, PEER Center
10:30 - 11:00 am
11 am - 12:30 pm
Tall Building Design - Guidelines and Case Studies: Testbed Trials: PBEE Assessment of Bridges PBEE Modeling Issues in Geotechnical Engineering
12:30 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 4:15 pm
Future Challenges/Projects 1 Improved Characterization of Ground Motion Hazards Simulation and IT Tools in PBEE
  • Moderator: Farzin Zareian, University of California Irvine
  • OpenSees, Frank McKenna (OpenSees)
  • BuildingTcl: A Real-Time Interface for Numerical Simulation in OpenSees, Silvia Mazzoni (OpenSees)
  • OpensSees PL-PBEE, Ahmed Elgamal, (University of California San Diego)
  • DGML, Bob Youngs (AMEC Geomatrix)
  • STRATA: A Program for Site Response Analysis that Incorporates Parametric Uncertainty, Ellen Rathje (University of Texas)
  • NGA-Based Caltrans Seismic Hazard Map, Tom Shantz (California Department of Transportation)
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Poster Reception

A reception and poster session was held at the Top of the Mark Lounge directly after the conference technical sessions on Thursday Evening Oct 15th that was jointly attended by 3AESE Conference and PEER Annual Meeting registrants. The reception was memorable for its unique location and its casual social atmosphere where international colleagues and PEER researchers mingled. Attendees enjoyed regional cuisine and perused posters highlighting some exciting research being done by students.

PEER Student PostUer Presenters:

– Michelle T. Bensi, University of California, Berkeley
Bayesian Framework for Performance Assessment and Risk Management of Transportation Systems Subject to Earthquakes
– A. Bjornsson, California Institute of Technology
Increasing Collapse Resistance in Tall Steel Moment Frame Buildings
– Vladimir Calugaru, University of California, Berkeley
Shaking Table Testing of Fixed-Base and Seismically Isolated Liquid Storage Tanks
– Lijun Deng, Jacquelyn Allmond, University of California, Davis
Innovative Design Procedures for Bridges Allowing Rocking Foundations
– Ivan Gomez, University of California, Davis
Flexural Response of Exposed Column Base Plate Connections
– Gabriele Guerrini, University of California, San Diego
Advanced Precast Concrete Dual-Shell Steel Columns
– Wael M. Hassan, PhD Candidate
Seismic Performance of Exterior and Corner Beam-Column Joints in Existing Gravity Load Designed RC Buildings
– Robert A. Jaeger, Douglas Wahl, and Joe Tom, University of California, Davis
Variable Rate Cone Penetration Testing
– Nirmal Jayaram, Stanford University
An Efficient Sampling Technique for Lifeline Risk Assesment
– Gabriel Jen, David Lallemant, Greg Rulifson, William Trono, University of California, Berkeley
Effect of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HyFRC) Composites on Confinement
– Peyman Kavianijopari, University of California, Irvine
Performance-Based Seismic assessment of Skewed Bridges
– Arash Khosravifar, University of California, Davis
Inelastic Response of Extended Pile Shafts in Laterally Spreading Ground during Earthquakes
– Albert R. Kottke, University of Texas, Austin
Comparison of Random Vibration Theory and Time Series Seismic Site Response Analyses
– Ting Lin, Stanford University
Adaptive Incremental Dynamic Analysis (AIDA)
– Christopher McGann, University of Washington
Lateral Spreading Analysis for Single Piles
– Sangjoon Park, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Analytical and Experimental Study of Unreinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints
– Zhiyu Zong, UC Davis
Material Model for Reinforcing Bars with Buckling for Concrete Structures under Seismic Loads
2009 PEER poster presentation

Friday Oct 16

8:00 - 9:00 am
Breakfast and Sign-In
9:00 - 10:30 am
Infrastructure Rocking and Uplifting at the Base of Structures Tall Buildings - Emerging Research Topics
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Advanced Simulation Research Projects of systems and components Future Challenges/Projects 2 Assessing Collapse Risk of Older Reinforced Concrete Buildings (NEES Grand Challenge Project)
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Concluding Keynote
4:00 - 6:00 pm
PEER Transportation Systems Research Program Coordination Meeting