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2004 ANCER Annual Meeting:
Networking of Young Earthquake Engineering Researchers and Professionals

July 28-30, 2004, The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Honolulu, Hawaii



July 28, Evening


Reception (Grand Salon & Terrace)

July 29, Morning


Continental breakfast (Ballroom--All technical sessions)


Opening remarks --- President, Advisor


Description of ANCER centers by center directors

Moderators: G. C. Lee & X. Z. Qi

Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research (CCEER)

Ian G. Buckle

Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Research Center (EDPMRC)

Jinping Ou (presented by Hui Li)

Earthquake Engineering Research Test Center (EERTC)

Fulin Zhou

Institute of Engineering Mechanics (IEM)

Zifa Wang

Korean Earthquake Engineering Research Center (KEERC)

Sung-Pil Chang

Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAEC)

Amr Elnashai

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)

Michel Bruneau

National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE)

Keh-Chyuan Tsai

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

Jack P. Moehle

Research Center for Urban Hazard Mitigation (RCUHM)

You Lin Xu




Session I ----Geotechnical & Strong Ground Motion

Moderators: A. Elnashai & Z. F. Wang

OpenSees Beam on Nonlinear Winkler Foundation Modeling of Pile Groups in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground in Centrifuge Tests

Scott J. Brandenberg and Ross W. Boulanger (PEER)

Induced Liquefaction and Time Effects on Field Cone Penetration Measurements in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

T. Liao and P.W. Mayne (MAEC)

Integration of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis with Nonlinear Site Effects and Application to the Mississippi Embayment

D. Park and Y.M.A. Hashash (MAEC)

Site Characteristics by a Joint Surface Wave Investigation

Lijing Shi, X. Tao and H. Shi (IEM)

Hybrid Slip Model for Predicting Near-field Strong Ground Motion

Haiyun Wang and X. Tao (IEM)

Simulated Strong Ground Motion in Southern China based on Regional Seismographic Data and Stochastic Finite-Fault Model

Y. L. Wong and S.H. Zheng (RCUHM)


Group Photograph


Lunch (Ships Tavern)

July 29, Afternoon


Session IIA-Seismic Analysis & Design

Moderators: M. Bruneau & K. C. Tsai

Displacement Based Analysis of Steel Girder Bridges with Ductile End Cross Frames

L.P. Carden, A.M. Itani and I.G. Buckle (CCEER)

Development of Failure Probability Analysis Method for Concrete Piers of Multi-Span Continous Bridges using the Probabilistic Capacity Spectrum Method

J.S. Choi and J.K. Kim (KEERC)

Structure Responses for Pulse Type Excitations

Junwu Dai (IEM)

Evolutionary Methodologies for Decision Support

Yufeng Hu and Gary F. Dargush (MCEER)

Statistical Methods Applied to Image Analysis for Improved Evaluation of Concrete Damage

T. Hutchinson and Z.Q. Chen (PEER)

Reinforced Concrete Partition Walls Retrofitted with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer

S-J. Hwang, Y-S. Tu, Y-H. Yeh and T-C. Chiou (NCREE)

Fragility Analysis Using a New 3D Damage Index

S.-H. Jeong and A.S. Elnashai (MAEC)

Seismic Performance and Retrofit for Substandard Octagonal Single-Column Bents Supported on Pedestals

N.S. Johnson, M. Saiid Saiidi and A.M. Itani (CCEER)

Confinement of Columns with Non-Seismic Detailing

W.Y.M. Chung and E.S.S. Lam (RCUHM)




Session IIB-Seismic Analysis & Design

Moderators: M. Bruneau & K. C. Tsai

Seismic Design of Reduced Beam Section (RBS) Steel Moment Connections with Bolted Web Attachment

C-H. Lee and J-H. Kim (KEERC)

Shear Strength and Capacity Protection of RC Bridge Columns

J-H. Lee, S-H. Ko, and J-H. Choi (KEERC)

The Cable and Structural Analysis of an Earthquake-damaged Cable-Stayed Bridge

Z-K. Lee, K-C. Chang, C-H. Loh, C-C. Chen and C-C. Chou (NCREE)

Fragility Functions for Older RC Beam-Column Joints (new)

L.N. Lowes and C. Pagni (PEER)

Direct Inelastic Earthquake Design Using Secant Stiffness

H-G. Park and T-S. Eom (KEERC)

Vibrations of Assymetric Wall-Frame Structures with Varying Mass and Stiffness along the Height

L.X. Wang, Z.P. Wen and K.T. Chau (RCUHM)

An Introduction to the Guildelines for Seismic Design of Buildings

L-L. Xie (IEM)

Structural Behavior of Hybrid FRP-Concrete-Steel Double-Skin Tubular Columns

T. Yu, Y.L. Wong, J.G. Teng and S.L. Don (RCUHM)

Method of Nonlinear Dynamic Response Analysis Based on Pattern of Self-Equilibrating Stresses

L.X. Zhang and J.R. Jiang (IEM)

July 29, Evening


Banquet (Creation Show – 2nd Floor)

July 30, Morning


Continental breakfast (Ballroom)


Session III--- Structural Response Control

Moderators: I. Buckle & S. P. Chang

Hydraulic Displacement Amplification System for Energy Dissipation

T.S.K. Chung and E.S.S. Lam (RCUHM)

Finite Element Investigation of Steel Built-up Shear Links Subjected To Inelastic Deformations

P. Dusicka, A.M. Itani and I.G. Buckle (CCEER)

Equivalent Damping Ratios of Structures with Supplemental Viscous Dampers

J-S. Hwang, S-L. Yi and S-Y. Ho (NCREE)

Application of Rolling Type Bearings for Equipment Isolation

S.N. Lee, K.C. Chang and J.S. Hwang (NCREE)

Experimental Study on Seismic Response Mitigation of Complex Structure Using Passive Friction Damper

C-L. Ng and Y-L Xu (RCUHM)

Recent Advances of Structural Vibration Control in Mainland of China

J.P. Ou and H. Li (EDPMRC)

A Semi-Active Variable Stiffness and Damping System for Vibration Control of Civil Engineering Structures

P. Tan, F. Zhou and W. Yan (EERTC)

Investigation of the Structural Fuse Concept

R. Vargas and M. Bruneau (MCEER)

Characteristics of Active Forces in Structural Hybrid Mass Damper Control Systems

C.W. Zhang and J.P. Ou (EDPMRC)

The Application on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Other Control for Structures in China

F.L. Zhou (EERTC)




Session IV-Performance-Based Design & Multi-Hazard Mitigation

Moderators: J. Moehle & Y. L. Xu

Barriers to Implementation of Performance Based Engineering: Lessons from the Tennessee 2003 International Building Code Hearing

S. Burns and A. Bostrom (MAEC)

Hazard Mitigation for Earthquake and Subsequent Fire

S.W. Chen, G.C. Lee and M. Shinozuka (MCEER)

Probabilistic Response of Interdependent Infrastructure Networks

L. Dueñas-Osorio, J.I. Craig, and B.J. Goodno (MAEC)

Post-Earthquake Field Loss Evaluation of Earthquake Hazard

J.Q. Lin, Z.H. Li and M.Y. Hu (IEM)

Combined Hurricane and Earthquake Hazard Component Vulnerability Analysis

T.R. Norton and M.M. Abdullah (MCEER)

Innovative Techniques for Assessing the Behavior of Collapsing Structures

M.V. Sivaselvan and A.M. Reinhorn (MCEER)

11:50 -13:00

Lunch (Ships Tavern)

July 30, Afternoon

13:00 -15:00

Session V--- Experimental Studies

Moderators: K. C. Chang & F. L. Zhou

Experimental Comparison of the Seismic Response of Welded and Threaded Hospital Piping Systems

E. Goodwin, E. Maragakis and A. Itani (CCEER)

KOCED Collaboratory Program

J.K. Kim (KEERC)

Development of Remote Pseudo-Dynamic Test Method via Internet

HT. Kim, Y.D. Kim, J.K. Kim (KEERC)

Research and Application of Buckling Restrained Braces in Taiwan

J-W. Lai and K-C. Tsai (NCREE)

An Equivalent Multi-Phase Similitude Law for Pseudodynamic Tests on Small-scale R/C Models: Numerical Simulation

S-P. Chang, J-H. Lee and N-S. Kim (KEERC)

International Collaboration on Pseudo-Dynamic Tests of a Full Scale BRB Composite Frame

K-C. Tsai, P-C. Hsiao, J-W. Lai, Y-T. Weng, M-L. Lin and C-H. Chen (NCREE)

Platforms for Internet-based Collaborative Pseudo Dynamic Testing

K-J. Wang, Y-S. Yang, S-J. Wang, W-C. Cheng and K-C. Tsai (NCREE)

Analysis and Preliminary Experimental Study on Central Difference Method for Real-time Substructure Testing

B. Wu, Q. Wang, H. Bao and J. Ou (EDPMRC)

NEES Zipper Column Research Using ETASO

Tony Yang (PEER)




Session VI--- Structural Health Monitoring

Moderators: G. Fenves & J. K. Kim

Structural Monitoring and Evaluation Tools at Caltech: Instrumentation and Real-Time Date Analysis

S.C. Bradford, T.H. Heaton and J.L. Beck (PEER)

Application of Optical Fiber Sensors for Structural Monitoring and Control

K.C. Chang, T.K. Lin and Y.B. Lin (NCREE)

Recent Advances of Structural Health Monitoring in Mainland China

J. Ou and H. Li (EDPMRC)

Structural Damage Detection Using Time Windowing Technique from Measured Acceleration During Earthquake

S-K. Park and H-S. Lee (KEERC)

Hybrid Identification Method for Multi-Story Buildings with Unknown Ground Motion

Y-L. Xu, X. Zhao, J. Chen and J. Li (RCUHM)


Concluding Remarks


ANCER Board Meeting (Closed Session)


Conference Information

Technical Papers

Member Center Descriptions




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