Papers on Coupled Steel Shear Walls

Two new papers on seismic behavior of coupled steel plate shear walls are now available:

Borello, D.J. and Fahnestock, L.A. “Large-Scale Cyclic Testing of Steel Plate Shear Walls with Coupling,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 143 (10) 04017133.

Wang, M., Borello, D. and Fahnestock, L.A. “Boundary Frame Contribution in Coupled and Uncoupled Steel Plate Shear Walls,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

2018 SSRC Annual Stability Conference Call for Papers

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2018 SSRC Annual Stability Conference, April 10-13, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract summarizing ongoing or recently completed research on stability of metal structures, or metal-concrete composite structures.

Click here for detailed information on submitting an abstract.

Click here to submit your abstract and complete the online form.

Abstracts are due by 5:00 pm (CDT) on September 1, 2017. This due date is firm and no late submissions will be accepted.

The program Committee will make the final program selections based on the applicability of the subject, and evaluation of the abstract, available space in the program, and assurance that the author will attend the conference to present his/her paper. Notification of acceptance will be made the week of September 25, 2017. Full papers must be submitted by January 26, 2018.

For more information or questions about submitting abstracts, contact Janet Cummins, or (312) 670-7015.

Herrera Visits for Sabbatical

Welcome to Dr. Ricardo Herrera, Associate Professor at the University of Chile!  He will be on sabbatical here at the University of Illinois as a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Associate Professor for six months.  Prof. Herrera has research and teaching interests related to analysis, behavior and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures, large-scale experimental study of structures, earthquake engineering and seismic protection systems.  During his stay, he will be conducting research and teaching a new graduate course, Nonlinear Analysis of Steel Structures (CEE 598 NAS).