MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2002 | TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2002 | WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2002


MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2002



Session 1 (8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
Session Chair: Roland Nimis
Welcome and Opening Keynote Presentations down arrow


1. Gary Hamby, FHWA, Director of Field Services West

2. Mary Peters, FHWA Administrator, or
    Frederick Wright, Executive Director (to be confirmed)
3. Tom Lulay, Oregon DOT (to be confirmed)
4. Jim Roberts, Imbsen & Associates, Inc./Caltrans



Break (9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)



Session 2 (10:15 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)
Session Chair: Tom Post
Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes (Since 1998) down arrow


Saad El-Azazy, California Department of Transportation; W. Phil Yen, FHWA; Hamid Ghasemi, FHWA; James D. Cooper, FHWA; Roy Imbsen, Imbsen & Associates, Inc.

1.  Lessons Learned from the 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey EQ


Harvey Coffman and George Comstock, Washington State Department of Transportation
2. Structural Movement and Damage to the Alaskan Way Viaduct Due to the Nisqually Earthquake


Lyle Carden, University of Nevada, Reno
3. Performance of Typical End Cross-frames in Steel Plate Girder Bridges Subjected to Transverse EQ Loading


Bulent Akbas and Jay Shen, Illinois Institute of Technology
4. Seismic Response of Highway Bridges Subject to Near-Fault Ground Motions


5. Seismic Performance of Bridges in the Chi Chi Earthquake



Lunch (12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.)



Session 3 (1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Session Organizer: Phil Yen)
Session Chair: Michel Bruneau
Seismic Design Practices and Specifications down arrow


Brian Maroney, California Department of Transportation

1. A Proposed Bridge Seismic Design Philosophy


Reginald DesRoches, Thomas Pfeifer and Roberto Leon, Georgia Tech University

2. Full Scale Experimental Tests of Bridge Retrofits in the Southeastern United States


Hiroshi Kobayashi, Public Works Research Institute, Japan

3. Experimental Study on Seismic Behavior of Highway Bridge Foundation


Bulent Akbas and Jay Shen, Illinois Institute of Technology. Roy Imbsen and Lucero Mesa, Imbsen & Associates, Inc.

4. Development and Implementation of a New Seismic Design Bridge Criteria for South Carolina


Hongzhi Zhang, Washington State Department of Transportation
5. Seismic Retrofit of the Aurora Avenue Bridge With Friction Pendulum Isolation Bearings



Break (3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)



Session 4 (3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Session Chair: Frieder Seible
Design of Major Bridges in High and Moderate Seismicity Areas down arrow


Michael J. Abrahams, Joseph Wang and John Bryson, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.

1. Seismic Design of the Ravanel Bridge, Charleston, South Carolina


Thomas P. Murphy and J.M. Kulicki, Modjeski & Masters; D. Daniels, Hanson Engineers, Inc.

2. Seismic Investigations for the Design of the New Mississippi River Bridge at St. Louis


Tim J. Ingham and Sajid Abbas, T.Y. Lin International

3. Use of Battered Piles in the Seismic Design of the New San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Skyway


Marwan Nader, Claudia Mibelli and Jack Lopez-Jara, T.Y. Lin International

4. Seismic Design Strategy of the New East Bay Bridge Suspension Span


Ziggy Lubkowski, Richard Sturt, Xiaonian Duan and Mike Oldham, Arup Consulting Engineers, London, UK

5. Seismic Design of the Metsovitokos Bridge



Poster Session (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Session Coordinator: Myint Lwin
(Approximately 20 papers) down arrow


Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo (UB); Kangmin Lee, UB; John Mander, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1. Cyclic Testing of Truss Pier Braced Latticed Members


Patrick Hipley, California Department of Transportation; Anthony Shakal and Moh Huang, CSMIP

2. Caltrans/CSMIP Bridge Strong Motion Instrumentation Project


Roy A. Imbsen and Moe Amini, Imbsen & Associates, Inc.

3. Seismic Retrofitting Challenges Stimulate New Innovations for the Benecia-Martinez Bridge


John Sun, Rafael Manzanarez, Marwan Nader, T.Y. Lin International

4. West Anchorage Design of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Main Suspension Span for Seismic Loads


Mark R. Capron, Sverdrup Civil, Inc.

5. Seismic Retrofit of the US40/I64 Double Deck Bridge


Bozidar Stojadinovic and Kevin Mackie, University of California, Berkeley

6. Bridge Abutment Model Sensitivity for Probabilistic Seismic Demand Evaluation


Ashok G. Athalye, Josef Kralovec, Vasudevan Krishnnapanaidu, Athalye Consulting Engineers

7. Preliminary Design Charts for Columns Based on Displacement Ductility Approach


Tara C. Hutchinson, University of California, Irvine; Christina J. Curras, University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Ross W. Boulanger, Y.H. Chai and I.M. Idriss, UC/Davis

8. Dynamic Response of Bridge Structures Supported on Extended Reinforced Concrete Pile Shafts


Mehmet Inel and Marck Ascheim, Mid-America Earthquake Center

9. Proportioning Guidelines for Design of Bridge Substructure Columns for Improved Seismic Performance


Don Kennedy, Associated Engineering

10. Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of the Mission Bridge


B.S.-J. Chiou, California Department of Transportation; W.J. Silva, Pacific Engineering Analysis; M.S. Power, Geomatrix Consultants

11. Vertical to Horizontal Spectral Ratios for Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges in Western and Eastern United States


S.E. Dickenson and Nason J. McCullough, Oregon State University

12. Practice-Oriented Design Tools for Assessing Permanent Deformations


Charles H. Hamilton and Gerard C. Pardoen, University of California, Irvine

13. Fragility of R/C Bridge Structures Under Pulse-Type Loading Through Simulation Methods


George P. Mavroeidis and Apostolos Papageorgiou, University at Buffalo

14. The Characteristics of Near-Field Ground Motions & Their Implications on Seismic Response of Suspension Bridges


M. Saiid Saiidi, David Sanders and Juan Correal, University of Nevada, Reno

15. Shake Table Response of Flexure-Dominated Bridge Columns with Double Spirals


Tim Delis, California Department of Transportation

16. Expansion Joins for Seismic Isolated Bridges


Gary F. Hawkins and James P. Nokes, The Aerospace Corporation

17. Measuring the Quality of Fiber Reinforced Composites in the Field


Michael S. Higgins, Pure Technologies

18. Health Monitoring of Bridges


Kazi R. Karim and Fumio Yamazaki, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

19. Development of Analytical Fragility Curves for Highway Bridges Considering Strong Motion Parameters


C.P. Pantelides, University of Utah; F. Alameddine, Caltrans; T. Sardo, Iowa DOT; L. Cercone, Air Logistics Corp.; F. Policelli, F. Policelli & Associates

20. State Street Bridge: CFRP Composite Seismic Rehabilitation and Specifications


Alessandro Rasulo, Politecnico di Milano

21. Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers


Jia-Dzwan Jerry Shen, Phillip Yen, John O'Fallon, Federal Highway Administration

22. Recommendations on Experimental Procedures for Bridge Column Testing


Michael Wesolowsky and John C. Wilson, McMaster University

23. Implementation of Seismic Isolators and Supplemental Dampers in Cable-Stayed Bridges


Victor Zayas, Stanley Low and Anoop Mokha, Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.

24. Seismic Isolation of Bridges Subject to Strong Earthquake Ground Motions



Session 5 (8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
Session Chair: Jim Roberts
Effects of Near Field Earthquakes on Bridges down arrow


Paul Somerville, URS Corporation

1. Characterizing Near Fault Ground Motion for the Design and Evaluation of Bridges


Stewart Gloyd and Raymond Fares, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Tony Sanchez, T.Y. Lin International and Vinh Trinh, W. Koo and Associates

2. Designing Ordinary Bridges for Ground Fault Rupture


Greg Brown, DMJM Harris

3. Design of Bridges to Survive Permanent Ground Displacements due to Surface Fault Rupture


S.W. Park, Lendis Corporation;H. Ghasemi, FHWA; J.D. Shen, Lendis Corp.; W.P. Yen, FHWA; and M. Yashinsky, Caltrans

4. Seismic Retrofit of the Bolu Viaduct


Clifford Roblee and Brian Chiou, California Department of Transportation Office of Research; Michael Riemer, PEER
5. PEER Lifeline Research in Design Ground Motions


Break (9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)



Session 6 (10:15 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - Session Organizer: Roland Nimis)
Session Chair: Jim Cooper
International Forum down arrow


Keiichi Tamura, Ground Vibration Team, Public Works Research Institute, Japan

1. Revised Design Specifications for Highway Bridges in Japan and Design Earthquake Motions


J.P. Teyssandier

2. The Challenge of the Rion - Antirion Bridge, Greece.


Chin-Hsiung Loh, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

3. Effects of Near-Fault Earthquakes on Bridges: Lessons Learned from Chi-Chi Earthquake


Lichu Fan, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
4. The Seismic Conceptual Design of Long-Span Cable-Stayed Bridges in China


Lunch (12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.)



Session 7 (1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Session Organizer: Ian Friedland)
Session Chair: Bruce Johnson
Seismic Practices for Transportation Structures and Systems down arrow


Donald Ballantyne, ABS Consulting; Mark Pierepiekarz, ABS Consulting; Stephanie Chang, University of Washington

1. Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of the Seattle-Tacoma Highway Corridor Using HAZUS


William R. Hughes, Bechtel/HNTB) 

2. Ground Motions, Design Criteria and Seismic Retrofit Strategies for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District Bridge and Other Structures


Ruben Gajer, Adam Hapij and Mohammed Ettouney, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.

3. Pushover Analysis of Masonry Piers


Thomas S. Lee and Thomas Jackson, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.; Randy R. Anderson (Caltrans)

4. Innovative Designs of Seismic Retrofitting the Posey and Webster Street Tubes, Oakland/Alameda, CA


Keith Kirkwood, Steve Zhu and Peter Taylor, Buckland & Taylor Ltd.
5. Seismic Rehabilitation Design and Construction for the Port Mann Bridge, Vancouver, B.C.


Break (3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)



Session 8 (3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Session Chair: Phil Yen
Displacement Based Design down arrow


Fadel Alameddine, California Department of Transportation; Roy Imbsen, Imbsen & Associates Inc.

1. Rocking of Bridge Piers Under Earthquake Loading


Thomas R. Cooper, Parsons Brinckerhoff

2. Legacy Parkway Seismic Design


Robert K. Dowell, Dowell-Holombo Engineering, Inc.; Eric M. Hines, UCSD

3. Plastic Hinge Length of Reinforced Concrete Columns


Matej Fischinger and Tatjana Isakovic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

4. Applicability of the Push-Over Based Procedures for Bridges


David Sanders, P. Laplace and M. Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno
5. Seismic Performance of Reinforced Bridge Columns


Reception (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)



Banquet (7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
Banquet Speaker - (To be announced)



Session 9 (8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
Session Chair: Mark Reno
Emerging Seismic Design and Retrofit Technologies down arrow


Ravi Mathur and Greg Orsolini, Parsons Transportation Group; Mark Ketchum, OPAC Consulting Engineers

1. Seismic Design of Concrete Towers of the New Carquinez Bridge


Sami Megally and Frieder Seible, University of California, San Diego

2. Precast Segmental Bridge Superstructures: Seismic Performance of Segment-to-Segment Joints


C.P. Pantelides, J. Duffin, J. Ward, C. Delahanty and L.D. Reaveley, University of Utah

3. In-Situ Tests of As-is and Retrofitted Bridges with FRP Composites


Mohamed Ashour and Gary Norris, University of Nevada, Reno; J.P. Singh, J.P. Singh & Associates

4. Calibration of Strain Wedge Model Predicted Response for Piles/Shafts in Liquefied Sand at Treasure Island and Cooper River Bridge


S. Sritharan, R.E. Abendroth, L.F. Greimann, W.G. Wassef and J. Vander Werff, Iowa State University
5. Seismic Performance of a Concrete Column/Steel Cap/Steel Girder Integral Bridge System


Break (9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)



Session 10 (10:15 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)
Session Chair: Ian Friedland
Development and Testing of the New LRFD Seismic Design Specifications for Highway Bridges down arrow


Ronald L. Mayes, Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger; Ian M. Friedland, ATC; and ATC Project Team

1. New Specifications for the Seismic Design of Highway Bridges


Geoffrey R. Martin, University of Southern California; Lee Marsh, BERGER/ABAM; Donald Anderson, CH2M; Ronald Mayes; and Maurice Power, Geomatrix

2. Recommended Design Approach for Liquefaction Induced Lateral Spreads


Derrell A. Manceaux, Federal Highway Administration

3. Application of the New LRFD Guidelines for the Seismic Design of Highway Bridges


Jeffrey Ger, David Straatmann and Shyam Gupta, Missouri Department of Transportation

4. Cost Impact Study for a Typical Bridge Using Different Return Period Seismic Design Maps


5. Testing of the LRFD Provisions through a Comprehensive Trial Design Process
Panel Discussion: Presenters to discuss results and answer
questions from audiencedown arrow


Closing Remarks: Roland Nimis