CEE Faculty Visit Guangzhou University

CEE faculty Bill Spencer, Erol Tutumluer, Larry Fahnestock, Frank Lombardo and Jinhui Yan visited Guangzhou University and delivered lectures as part of a two-day workshop (June 29-30) on potential research collaboration.  Guangzhou University is a new 3+2 Program partner with CEE@Illinois.

Frank Lombardo, Larry Fahnestock, Bill Spencer, Erol Tutumluer and Jinhui Yan at Guangzhou University.

SEAOI Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium 2018

On September 20, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois will be holding the 2018 Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium at the i-Hotel on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  This day-long event provides a forum for engineers and architects to interact with trade professionals, and listen to informative presentations.  The Trade Show and Symposium provides six hours of continuing education credit plus numerous opportunities to meet with companies that provide goods and services to the design profession.  For more information and to register, see the SEAOI website:

https://www.seaoi.org/event/central-chapter-trade-show-and-symposium-2018

NHERI Experimental Facility Workshop at Lehigh University

Lehigh University’s NHERI Experimental Facility will be hosting a 1 and ½-day Research Workshop on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The NSF-sponsored event is entitled: Researchers Workshop: Advanced Simulation for Natural Hazards Mitigation.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. to disseminate information on the use of the NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility (EF) to conduct state-of-the-art research in natural hazards mitigation;
  2. provide a platform to disseminate knowledge on the recent advances in the field;
  3. identify the grand challenges and the role of the NHERI program in addressing these challenges;
  4. facilitate sharing of ideas and research collaboration among the workshop participants; and,
  5. identify and develop opportunities to utilize the NHERI Lehigh EF.

As part of this workshop, Prof. Fahnestock will discuss full-scale braced frame testing conducted at Lehigh University, which was part of the project NEESR: Reserve Capacity in New and Existing Low-Ductility Steel Braced Frames, and the program includes speakers from University of California San Diego, Morgan State University, University of Washington, Lehigh University, Western Michigan University, Maffei Structural Engineering, University of Arizona, Notre Dame and National Science Foundation.

Partial travel financial support for on-site participants is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in receiving travel support will need to apply for this support in the workshop registration form on DesignSafe-CI. The deadline to apply for travel support is November 21st. Questions regarding the site workshop can be addressed to Dr. Chad Kusko, Administrative Director, ATLSS Engineering Research Center, Lehigh University at chk205@lehigh.edu or 610-758-5299.

Fahnestock Lectures in Santiago

Last week while visiting the University of Chile, Prof. Fahnestock delivered several lectures in Santiago.  On September 30 he presented two seminars, “Seismic Behavior and Design of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames” and “Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Plate Shear Walls,” as part of the program “Seismic Design of Steel Buildings” sponsored by the Chilean Association on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering.  On October 1, he presented a research seminar “Reserve Capacity and Seismic Collapse Prevention for Braced Frames in Moderate Seismic Regions” in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Chile.

Fahnestock Lectures in Montreal

While in Montreal for the Fall 2014 semester, Prof. Larry Fahnestock is giving several lectures locally.  On October 28 he presented “Seismic Design and Performance of Coupled Steel Plate Shear Walls” at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.  On December 3 he will present “Reserve Capacity and Seismic Collapse Prevention for Braced Frames in Moderate Seismic Regions” at McGill University and on December 10 he will present “Self-Centering Buckling Restrained Brace Development and Application for Seismic Design” at Concordia University.