PEER Seminar

PEER Seminar Series, March 30: TEMBLOR App

Ross Stein, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO of Temblor Inc. presents on Temblor, a mobile web app that provides personal, immediate and credible seismic risk understanding resources and solutions for everyone.

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In this lecture, Stein demonstrates how Temblor estimates the likelihood of seismic shaking and home damage and shows how the damage or its costs could be...

PEER Seminar Series, March 14: Earthquake Resilience – A New Context

David Bonowitz, S.E., delivered a lecture on the shift to earthquake resilience-based design as the new basis for seismic mitigation policy. Using case studies from current projects and recent policy initiatives, Bonowitz discussed what this will mean for structural engineers, and how they can maintain their influence with confidence and expertise in this new era.

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PEER Seminar Series, April 5: Quantifying the Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Professor Božidar Stojadinović, Ph.D., Chair of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, presents a supply/demand approach to modeling the resilience of a civil infrastructure system that involves component vulnerability and recovery functions and a model of system operation.

In this presentation, Prof. Stojadinović evaluates the seismic resilience of the electrical power supply system in Nepal after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. He presents two classes of resilience measures, examines how to evaluate them...

PEER Seminar Series, June 16: Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Observations of the April 16 Ecuador Earthquake

On the two month anniversary of the April 16, 2016 Ecuador Earthquake, PEER hosted a seminar about Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Observations.

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: 250 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

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PEER Seminar Series, November 14: Tail-Equivalent Linearization for Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamic Analysis

In this lecture, Professor Armen Der Kiureghian will provide an overview of the development of the tail-equivalent linearization method for stochastic dynamic analysis of inelastic structures subjected to earthquake ground motions. The method, which is based on the principles of the first-order reliability method (FORM), is described in terms of geometry in the high-dimensional space of Gaussian random...