Category: YMC Visiting Series

Purdue University welcomes Lucas Laughery

Purdue University welcomes Lucas Laughery

October 12, 2018

Lucas Laughery, Ph.D., an Associate at Exponent (and recent Visiting Researcher at Nagoya Institute of Technology), presented A Potential Problem with Reinforced Concrete Infill Wall Retrofits to the EERI Student Chapter at Purdue University on October 12, 2018. In this presentation, Dr. Laughery reported the results from experimental tests of vulnerable reinforced concrete frames retrofitted using high-strength concrete infills. The purpose of this work is to evaluate current Japanese detailing requirements and develop a possible solution to observed shortcomings.

Rice University welcomes Maria Koliou


Rice University welcomes Maria Koliou

October 12, 2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Maria Koliou, Ph.D., presented to the EERI Student Chapter Rice University on October 12, 2018. Dr. Koliou, a YMC Co-Chair and Assistant Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered a presentation entitledFrom Resilient Structures to Resilient Communities. Using the example of Rigid Wall-Flexible in-plane roof Diaphragm (RWFD) buildings,  Dr. Koliou demonstrated how performance-based engineering can be integrated with concepts of system functionality, recovery response, and community resilience in disasters.

In addition to the seminar presentation, Dr. Koliou had the opportunity to discuss research with Rice University graduate students.

University of Texas at Austin welcomes Maria Koliou

University of Texas at Austin welcomes Maria Koliou 

September 28, 2018

Maria Koliou, Ph.D., YMC Co-Chair and Assistant Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented to the EERI Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin on September 28, 2018. The presentation, entitledFrom Resilient Structures to Resilient Communities, used the example Rigid Wall-flexible in-plane roof Diaphragm buildings, popular in low-rise industrial construction, to demonstrate how performance-based engineering can be integrated with concepts of system functionality, recovery response, and community resilience in disasters.

In addition to the seminar presentation, Dr. Koliou had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with students, meet with faculty, and tour the Ferguson Structural Laboratory.

NCSU welcomes Anahid Behrouzi

September 7, 2018

Dr. Anahid Behrouzi, co-chair of the EERI Younger Members Committee and Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, presented to the EERI Student Chapter at North Carolina State University on September 7, 2018. The presentation, entitled Machine Learning to Enable Image Classification of Earthquake Damage to Civil Infrastructure, introduced a set of software tools developed by architectural engineers and computer scientists at Cal Poly to enable rapid post-earthquake damage classification of buildings and above-ground infrastructure. The software package includes a manual photo tagging tool, an automated image classification tool, and post-processing scripts for ArcGIS mapping to enable data analysis related to the severity, type, and geographical distribution of civil infrastructure damage.

Dr. Behrouzi, an alumnus of North Carolina State University, also had the opportunity to tour NCSU earthquake engineering facilities and to meet with undergraduate students, graduate students, and engineering faculty during the visit.  

1 Apr

YMC Member Ezra Jampole Presenting in Learning from Earthquakes Webinar

Learning from Earthquakes Webinar: Case Studies from the September 19, 2017 Mexico Earthquake

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM PDT

Speakers: John Eidinger, Marty Hudson (M.EERI,1994), Ezra Jampole (M.EERI,2012),  Prateek Shah, and Mark Yashinsky

During this free webinar, speakers who conducted reconnaissance following the September 19, 2017 Puebla-Morelos earthquake will present geotechnical and structural case studies. Read More

Younger Members Committee