2017 Pacific Rim Forum Agenda and Presentations

2017 Agenda and Presentations

Monday, January 23, 2017
International House, University of California, Berkeley

8:00 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45am Welcome & Objectives of the Forum
8:45 – 9:45am International Perspectives from the Pacific Rim
9:45 – 10:00am Break
10:00 – 11:15am Earthquake R&D and Recent Developments

Session Co-Chairs – Khalid Mosalam, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, USA; Norman Abrahamson, Pacific Gas and Electric, USA

11:15 – 11:45am Panel Q&A / Discussions
11:45 – 12:45pm Lunch – The International House, UC Berkeley, California, USA
12:45 – 2:00pm Computational Mechanics and Advanced Simulations

Session Co-Chairs – David McCallen, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Office of the President, USA; Muneo Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan

2:00 – 2:30pm Panel Q&A / Discussions
2:30 – 2:45pm Break
2:45–3:45pm Advancements in Seismic Codes and Standards
Session Co-Chairs – Michael Salmon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; Farhang Ostadan, Bechtel Corporation, USA
3:45 – 4:15pm Panel Q&A / Discussions
4:15 – 4:30pm Break
4:30 – 5:30pm Risk Panel Discussion:

What is acceptable risk? How do we use risk evaluations and how do we communicate risk? – Dr. Norman Abrahamson

Can we trust simulations results? – Dr. Stephen Mahin

Moderators: Dr. Norman Abrahamson and Dr. Stephen Mahin

5:30 – 7:30pm Mixer and Dinner at UC Berkeley International House
Special Presentation: A Perspective on the Electric Power Industry
– Greg Ashley, Senior Vice President,
Manager of Corporate Engineering and Technology
Bechtel Corporation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
International House, University of California, Berkeley

8:00 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45am Emergent Technologies

Session Chair – Stephen Mahin, University of California, Berkeley, USA

9:45 – 10:15am Panel Q&A /Discussions
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:30pm Nuclear Electric Generation: Issues and Challenges

Session Co-Chairs – Robert Budnitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA; John Richards, Electric Power Research Institute, USA

11:30 – 12:00pm Panel Q&A / Discussions
12:00-12:45pm Lunch

Special Presentation: A Few Thoughts
– Shunsuke Kondo, President,
Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)

12:45–1:45pm Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Including Under Extreme Conditions

Session C0-Chair – Guillaume Herve, EDF, France; Farhang Ostadan, Bechtel Corporation, USA

1:45–2:15pm Panel Q&A / Discussions
2:15-4:00pm Path Forward
4:00pm Adjournment Followed by Light Reception