Seminars


Mar
11

Effects of Thermal Perturbations on the Equilibrium of the Subsurface
Professor Alessandro Rotta Loria

Geomaterials, geostructures and geosystems are subjected to continuous thermal perturbations. In the context of geoenergy exploitations that involve the harvesting or storage of thermal energy from or in the subsurface, these perturbations vary and last from seconds to decades.



Mar
2

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Failure Investigations and Legal Disputes
Dr. Christine Beyzaei and Dr. Ezra Jampole

In an ideal world, an engineer’s involvement in a structure would end after construction is finished. But the reality is that many structures are subject to costly litigation or arbitration because of allegations of inadequate design or performance.



Feb
26

An Introduction to ASCE41-17: Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings
Dr. Reza Moradi

ASCE41-17 is a current US standard for seismic evaluation and retrofitting of existing buildings. Performance based method is used in ASCE 41 which is different in a number of ways from prescriptive method used in ASCE 7.



Apr
10

Numerical Modeling of Earthquake-Induced Ground Deformations
Professor Katerina Ziotopoulou

Non-linear dynamic analyses (NDAs) are widely used in engineering practice



Apr
3

Full-Scale Five-Story Building Shake Table Test
Dr. Michelle Chen

Intense earthquake ground motions can be devastating to communities, and can lead to years and even decades of recovery.



Apr
1

Materials and Processing for Aerostructures, Emerging Technologies and Future Needs
Dr. Teresa Kruckenberg

This presentation will cover the conventional materials, processing and des



Mar
13

Test-Based Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation Using Hurty/Craig-Bampton Substructure Representations
Daniel C. Kammer

This work presents a method for uncertainty propagation that is consistent with the “building-block approach” in which components of a system are



Mar
11

Analyze Uncertainties Associated with GMPE for PSHA
Dr. Chin-Hsiung Loh

In probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), the standard practice is to se¬lect a set of appropriate ground motion prediction equations (GMP



Mar
4

Uncertainty Quantification of Complex Systems via Multi-fidelity Modeling
Professor Alireza Doostan

Realistic analysis and design optimization of complex engineering systems r



Mar
4

Nondestructive Testing of Structures: Current Industry Methods and Project Applications
Heather Todak

This seminar is intended to highlight current industry standards for performing nondestructive testing (NDT) by presenting several case studies f