On March 25, Sunny Zhou (PhD student) will be speaking about her research at the SEI Illinois Chapter Webinar: Innovative Structural Engineering Research Spotlight. This webinar will feature three University of Illinois structural engineering PhD students, and registration is free for all students. Sunny is working on a major field monitoring campaign and she will be presenting on early results for two instrumented skewed steel I-girder bridges.
Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2021 SSRC Annual Stability Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the AISC North American Steel Construction Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, April 13-16, 2021.
Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSRC Annual Stability Conference and the 2020 Illinois Structural Engineering Conference are canceled. Stay safe everyone!
Larry Fahnestock and Zhuoqi Tao attended the 3rd NHERI-NIED/E-Defense Research Collaboration Meeting in Miki, Japan, along with collaborators from Lehigh University and Oregon State University. The research team for the new NSF-funded project “Frame-Spine System with Force-Limiting Connections for Low-Damage Seismic Resilient Buildings” observed shake table testing of a reinforced concrete building, participated in discussions with researchers from other projects and planned for shake table testing that will be conducted at E-Defense in 2020.
Last week the Structural Stability Research Council celebrated its 75th anniversary at the Annual Stability Conference, held in conjunction with the AISC North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC). SSRC was founded in 1944 as the Column Research Council and became SSRC in 1976. Since its inception, the Council has served as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and ongoing research efforts related to the stability of structural components and systems. SSRC’s service to the structural engineering profession includes support of education and code development, and publication of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures.
At the Annual Stability Conference, held last week in St. Louis, Kelley Grabner presented a paper, based on her thesis (MS, 2018), titled “Seismic Stability of Special Concentrically Braced Frames in a Moderate Seismic Region.” Congratulations to Kelley on this accomplishment! Also at the Conference, Larry Fahnestock moved from Vice-Chair to Chair of SSRC and Dan Linzell (U. of Nebraska) was appointed Vice-Chair. Thanks to Past-Chair Todd Helwig (UT Austin) for his excellent service to SSRC!
In the closing keynote of NASCC, former SSRC Chair (and editor of the SSRC Guide) Ron Ziemian (Bucknell U.) delivered his inaugural T.R Higgins Lecture, “Structural Stability – Letting the Fundamentals Guide Your Judgement.” Congratulations to Ron on this significant honor!
The Advance Program for the 2019 Annual Stability Conference (ASC) of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) is now available. The SSRC ASC is held in conjunction with the AISC North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC), which for 2019 will be held in St. Louis, Mo from April 3-5.
Congratulations to Aradhana Agarwal and Kelley Grabner for presenting their research in June at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, held in Los Angeles! Aradhana presented “Comparison of the Seismic Performance of Multi-Story and Multi-Tiered Braced Frames” and Kelley presented “Preliminary Performance Assessment of Special Concentrically-Braced Frames for Moderate Seismic Regions.” Aradhana is continuing in her PhD studies and Kelley is now working for KPFF in Seattle.