October 11, 2021

PEER-affiliated researchers participated in the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), held in a hybrid format in person at Sendai, Japan, and online September 27 - October 2, 2021, and online during an extended conference period, September 20 - November 2, 2021. Invited lectures and organized sessions and leaders are listed below; a comprehensive list of the program and presentations can be found on the 17WCEE website.

INVITED lecture
"Promoting Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration and Earthquake Resilience Through High-Resolution Performance-Based Simulations" was delivered by Greg Deierlein, Professor at Stanford University and former PEER Deputy Director. [O30B04]

ORGANIZED sessions and leaders
Advances in Modeling Fire Following Earthquake - Charles Scawthorn [O27A07]
Development of Seismic-Resilient Lateral Systems for Tall Timber Buildings - Keri Ryan [O29A10]
Machine Learning Applications in Seismic Risk and Resilience Assessment of Distributed Infrastructure Systems - Henry Burton [O30A09]
Transportation System Seismic Performance: PEER TSRP and Lifelines Programs - Khalid M. Mosalam [O01A12]. This session included presentations about the following research projects from their principal investigators:

  • “Consideration of Network Effects in Identifying Critical Components of Transportation Infrastructure” - Jack Baker, Stanford
  • “Developing Capacity Limit States for Non-Ductile Highway Bridge Columns” - Sashi Kunnath, UC Davis
  • "Amplifications of Base Shear with Vertical Shaking Intensity in Bridges with Spherical Sliding Bearings” - Keri Ryan, University of Nevada, Reno
  • “Implementation of a Multi-span Bridge-Ground PBEE Framework for Seismic and Liquefaction Scenarios” - Ahmed Elgamal, UC San Diego