OpenSees Days Workshop 2016 Recap

Since 2006, OpenSees Days has become an indispensable training workshop for the structural engineering community in nonlinear analysis of structures.

This year’s OpenSees Days (May 19-20, 2016) brought together a diverse group of twenty-nine students, faculty and practitioners from California, Nevada, Utah, Louisiana and Lima, Peru to the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay (formerly known as the Richmond Field Station).

On Day 1, Frank McKenna presented the fundamentals of the OpenSees framework: basic modeling and analysis techniques, OpenSees interpreter, nonlinear analysis in OpenSees, and he closed the first day with a hands-on exercise.

Day 2 “Beyond the Basics” presentations offered users the chance to share their varied experiences using OpenSees:

• “Impressions from a 1st Year Graduate Student”, Anrnkjell Lokke
• “How I used OpenSees from a Soon-to-Be-Finished Ph.D Student”, Reagan Chandramohan
• “New Models for Nonlinear Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Walls”, Kristjian Kolozvari, Assistant Professor, Cal State Fullerton
• “Geotechnical Modeling in OpenSees”, Pedro Arduino, Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, University of Washington

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