PEER 2019 Annual Meeting Program

2019 PEER Annual Meeting Program

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 am

8:30 – 10:00 am
Mong Auditorium

PLENARY – 1: Opening & Welcome
Khalid Mosalam - PEER Director

Northridge Overview: The Earthquake, Damage to Structures, and the Impact on the Community

  • Groundmotion Lessons from Northridge Earthquake - Norm Abrahamson, UC Davis, UCB, formerly PG&E
  • Structural Engineering Observations from the Northridge Earthquake - Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley
  • Northridge: Looking Back and Looking Forward - Mary Comerio, UC Berkeley
10:00 -10:30 am BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 pm

PLENARY – 2:  Advances and Challenges since Northridge
Moderator - Jonathan Stewart, UCLA

  • Insights in Hindsight: How Did the Northridge Earthquake Inform Us? - Ken Hudnut, U. S. Geological Survey
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Accomplishments & Challenges - Jon Bray, UC Berkeley
  • Design and Retrofit of Buildings - John Wallace, UCLA
  • Earthquakes and California Bridges  - A Historical Perspective Mark Mahan, Caltrans
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Luskin Ballroom

LUNCH & Special Presentation
The Lessons I Learned from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake - Farzad Naeim, UC Irvine
1:30 – 3:00 pm

PLENARY – 3:  Regional PBEE - Lifeline Systems
Moderator - Craig Davis, LADWP & Ertugrul Taciroglu, UCLA

  • A Multi-Fidelity Model of Post-Earthquake Functional Restoration of Dependent Infrastructure Systems Henry Burton, UCLA
  • A Framework for Evaluating Deterioration in Mobility and Resulting Economic Losses Due to Seismic Damage in Transportation Networks Ertugrul Taciroglu, UCLA
  • A proposed Performance Based Seismic Design Process for Lifeline Systems and Application to Creating a Seismic Resilient Pipe Network - Craig Davis, LADWP
3:00 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 4:30 pm

PLENARY – 4: Computational Tools for Simulating Natural Hazard Effects and Community Resilience
Moderator - Filip Filippou, UC Berkeley

  • High Performance Computing Based Distributed Multi‐layered City Scale Transportation Network Tool - Kenichi Soga, UC Berkeley
  • IN-CORE Modeling Framework of the NIST Community Resilience Center of Excellence - Paolo Gardoni, UIUC & NIST Center
  • Computational Framework Tools for High-Fidelity/High Resolution Regional EQ Scenarios Greg Deierlein, Stanford, University

4:30 – 5:00 pm

PLENARY – 4a:  2018 PHI Challenge Winners and Blind Prediction Winner & Closure
Khalid Mosalam
  • Yuqing Gao, UC Berkeley
  • Ramin Motamed, UNR

5:00 - 5:30 pm BREAK

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Luskin Ballroom

Poster Session & Reception
(Open to the Public)

Friday, January 18, 2019

8:30 – 8:45 am
Mong Auditorium
PLENARY – 5: Welcome
Khalid Mosalam / Amarnath Kasalanati
8:45 - 10:00 am

PLENARY – 5a : Advances in Infrastructure Monitoring and Reconnaissance
Moderators - Ertugrul Taciroglu, UCLA & Farzin Zariean, UC Irvine

  • Structural Health Monitoring Framework using Acceleration Data and Machine Learning Techniques - Sifat Muin, UC Berkeley
  • Utilization of Seismic Instruments Data in Assessing Building Code Provisions - Farzin Zariean, UC Irvine
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Rapid Post-Event Assessment of Civil Infrastructures through Digital Twins - Hamed Ebrahimian, SC Solutions Inc.
  • Use of NHERI RAPID Facility Equipment for Post-Event Reconnaissance - Jeff Berman, RAPID Center Operations Director
10:00 - 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 pm

CONCURRENT DISCUSSION - C1: Impact of Ground Motions on Bridge Performance and Design
Moderators - Sashi Kunnath, UCD and Dawn Lehman, UW (Room 134)

  • UNR‐Stanford: Accounting for Earthquakes Duration in Performance‐Based Evaluation and Design of Bridges - Mohamed Moustafa, UNR
  • Influence of Vertical Ground Shaking on Design of Bridges Isolated with Friction Pendulum Bearing - Keri Ryan, UNR
  • Aftershock Seismic Vulnerability and Time‐dependent Risk Assessment of Bridges - Henry Burton, UCLA
  • Impacts of an M9 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Deep Sedimentary Basins on Idealized Systems - Nasser Marafi, UW

Moderator - Tom Shantz, Caltrans (Electrical Engineering Conference Room)

  • Non-Ergodic Ground Motion Modeling - Norm Abrahamson, UC Davis, UCB, formerly PG&E
  • Incorporating SCEC CyberShake Ground Motions in Seismic Hazard Estimates for Southern California - Robert W. Graves, USGS
  • Ground Motion Models for Subduction Earthquakes - Grace Parker, USGS & UCLA
  • Reconsidering Basin Effects in Ergodic Site Response Models - Chukwuebuka C. Nweke, UCLA

CONCURRENT DISCUSSION – C3: Computational Simulation of Geotechnical and Structural Systems
Moderator - Greg Deierlein, Stanford (Mong Auditorium)

  • Implementation of Nonlinear Site Response Tools for Surface Free-field Motion Simulations - Pedro Arduino, UW
  • Micro‐inspired Continuum Modeling Using Virtual Experiments - Jose Andrade, Caltech
  • Assessment of the Collapse Potential of Reinforced Masonry Structures using Finite Element Models - Benson Shing, UCSD
  • Large-Scale Dynamic Testing and Analysis of Rocking Cross Laminated Timber Walls - Sara Wichman, UW
  • New Analytical Models and Tools for Nonlinear Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structural Wall Systems - Kristijan Kolozvari, Cal State Fullerton
12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 3:00 pm

CONCURRENT DISCUSSION – C4: New Trends in Seismic Design of Bridges
Moderators - Dawn Lehman, UW & Bijan Khaleghi, WSDOT (Room 134)

  • Accelerated Bridge Construction in Pacific North-West Seismic Regions - Bijan Khaleghi, WSDOT
  • Performance-based Analysis and Design for California Ordinary Standard Bridges - Joel Conte, UCSD
  • Recentering Bridge Columns: Testing and Numerical Simulation - Arpit Nema, UCSD
  • Use of Grade 80 reinforcement for highway bridges in California - Jose Restrepo, UCSD

Moderator - Scott Brandenberg, UCLA (Electrical Engineering Conference Room)

  • Liquefaction Hazard Assessment: Lessons Old and new From the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence - Brett Maurer, UW
  • NGL: An Open-Source Database for Next-Generation of Liquefaction Assessment Procedures and its Impact on Global Community Resilience - Paolo Zimmaro, UCLA
  • Lessons Learned from Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam Regarding Numerical Modeling of Large Deformation
    or Flow Slides 
    - Khaled Chowdhury, USACE and UC Berkeley
  • Designing Bridges for Tsunami Hazard - Patrick Lynett, USC

CONCURRENT DISCUSSION – C6:  PBEE to Promote Discounts for Single-Family Dwellings
Moderators - Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers & Janiele Maffei, CEA (Mong Auditorium)

  • Introduction - Janiele Maffei, CEA
  • ATC 110 and PEER/CEA Testing Program - Kelly Cobeen, WJE
  • PEER/CEA Numerical Modeling Program - Dave Welch, Stanford
  • Summary and Future Research - Janiele Maffei, CEA
3:00 – 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 – 4:45 pm PLENARY – 6: Resilient Los Angeles
Moderator - Marissa Aho, City of LA
Panel of Speakers:
  • Craig Davis, LADWP
  • Sally Richmond, HCI
  • Rob Freeman, LAEMD
  • Marissa Aho, City of LA
4:45 – 5:00 pm

PLENARY – 6a: Reports & Wrap Up
Khalid Mosalam