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Accepted Papers

We are pleased to provide the session, title and corresponding author information for all approved papers that have been accepted by the PBD-III Vancouver Technical Committee. The detailed technical program will be posted as it becomes available – likely by early May.

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Challenging soils - tailings, calcareous soils, gravels
Cyclic softening in clays and plastic silts
Embankments, levees, or dams
Foundations - deep or shallow
Ground improvement techniques
Ground motions and site effects
Invited Papers
Lifelines - pipelines, communications, and transportation systems
Multi-hazard considerations - hurricane, tsunami, flood, sea-level rise
Numerical analyses - dynamic or simplified
Offshore structures - wind farms, oil and gas facilities
Performance based design - codes and guidance
Performance based design methodologies - probabilistic frameworks
Physical modeling - centrifuge, shaking table, or field scale
Port facilities and wharves
Resiliency - emergency response, land use planning, and recovery
Retaining structures and mechanically stabilized soils
Seismic hazard assessments
Site characterization with in-site and laboratory testing
Slope stability
Soil-structure interaction
Underground structures

Bridges top
Effect of deck support on reinforced soil bridge abutments response subjected to seismic loading
Kazem Fakharian
Amirkabir University of Technology
3D numerical analysis of motorway overpass bridge subjected to strike-slip faulting
Athanasios Agalianos
ETH Zurich
RARE System for real-time seismic damage assessment of Bridges – Pilot application
Lampros Sakellariadis
ETH Zurich
Seismic Performance of a Rocking Isolated Overpass Bridge
Athanasios Agalianos
ETH Zurich
Challenging soils - tailings, calcareous soils, gravels top
Liquefaction Evaluation at a Gravel Site using the Dynamic Penetration Test and the Becker Penetration Test
Kyle Rollins
Effects of stress state on the cyclic response of mine tailings and its impact on expanding a tailings impoundment
Michael Riemer
University of California, Berkeley
Benchmark of Dubai shell correction factor
Frans van Herpen
Van Oord
Pore Pressure Generation of Pea Gravel, Sand, and Gravel-Sand Mixtures in Constant Volume Simple Shear
Jonathan Hubler
Site response analysis and liquefaction potential of a calcareous sand site from Puerto Rico
andres felipe Villarreal Arango
University of Puerto Rico
Cyclic softening in clays and plastic silts top
Two-Dimensional Effective Stress Analyses of Consolidation and Corresponding Seismic Responses of Clay Layers
Osamu Ozutsumi
Meisosha Corporation
A study on the fundamental performance of a new constitutive model for clay based on the framework of the strain space multiple mechanism model
Tomohiro Nakahara
Embankments, levees, or dams top
Characterization and Seismic Performance Evaluation of Bouquet Canyon Dam No. 1
Rambod Hadidi
GeoPentech, Inc.
Estimating ground motions for levees founded upon soft soils
Yi Tyan Tsai
University of California - Los Angeles
Interpreting the deformation phenomena of a levee damaged during the 2012 Emilia earthquake
Francesco Silvestri
University of Napoli Federico II
Liquefaction-induced river levee failure during 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake: case history with Swedish weight sounding tests
Yoshimichi Tsukamoto
Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
Post-Cyclic Settlements of a Levee Structure on Organic Soil during Centrifuge Testing
Anne Lemnitzer
University of CA, Irvine
Probabilistic Estimate of Freeboard Loss of Mine Tailings Dams from Seismic Ground Motions
Hisham M. Nofal
United Civiltek
Reliability of Simplified Newmark-Type Methods in Performance-based Seismic Design of Embankments
Mojtaba E. Kan
Wollongong University
Seismic Coefficient Assessment of Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams
Selda Durmaz
Foundations - deep or shallow top
Centrifuge Shaking Table Test on Pile Foundation Combined with Soil-cement Mixing Walls as Permanent Pile
Koji Watanabe
Obayashi Corporation
Displacement-Based Downdrag Analysis for Pile Design
Patrick Wilson
Earth Mechanics, Inc.
Investigation on wing resistance of a pile with a wing plate based on centrifuge model tests
Hiroko Suzuki
Chiba Institute of Technology
Helical Piles Foundation for Wind Turbines: Full-Scale Testing of a Single Helical Pile in Sand
Zeyad Hany Elsherbiny
Amec Foster Wheeler
Identification of Dynamic Characteristics of a Rocking Foundation Model on Shaking Table Testing
Jiunn-Shyang Chiou
Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
Liquefaction susceptibility underneath a large storage tank: a CPT based methodology
Jos de Greef
Nonlinear seismic response analysis of single pile in sand
Mehdi Heidari
Numerical Analysis of Settlement of Existing Piled-Raft Foundation Due To the Seismic Loading and Its Strengthening with the Partial Ground Improvemen
Hamayoon Kheradi
Nagoya institute of technology
Numerical study for performance-based design of piled raft with grid-form DMWs under large earthquake load
Yoshimasa Shigeno
Takenaka Corporation
One dimensional moment-rotation macro-element for performance based design of shallow foundations
Michael John Pender
University of Auckland
Performance of pile foundations with internal diaphragm in the Red Sea formations
salwa Yassin
Dar Consultancy
Ground improvement techniques top
Building up design basis for permeation grouting using ultra microfine cement to locally countermeasure against soil liquefaction
Yoshimichi Tsukamoto
Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
Field trials on soft grouting barriers to mitigate vibrations effects
Emilio Bilotta
University of Napoli Federico II - DICEA
Full-Scale Densification Testing Program at Treasure Island
Stefanos Papadopulos
ENGEO Incorporated
Mitigation of liquefaction disaster by grid-wall soil improvement in Urayasu City,Japan
Ichiro Ishii
Urayasu City
Performance of a stone column foundation system subjected to severe earthquake shaking
Gavin Alexander
Beca Lrd
Performance of Rammed Aggregate Piers as soil densification method in sandy and silty soils: experience from the Christchurch rebuild
Elodie Vautherin
Simplified Modeling of Driven Displacement Pile-Improved Ground Subjected to Controlled Blasting
Armin W. Stuedlein
Oregon State University
Ground motions and site effects top
3-D simulation of hanging wall effect at dam site
Lei Zhang
Tsinghua University, China
Proxy-Based VS30 Prediction in Alaska Accounting for Limited Regional Data
Sean Kamran Ahdi
UCLA Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Effects of soil stiffness and depth on the seismic response of sites in total and effective stress analyses
Reza Imam
Amirkabir University of Technology
Evaluation of ground shaking characteristics based on MSR value – A case of the damaged residential area due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence
Yoshiya HATA
Osaka University
Examining the assumption of homogeneous horizontal layers within seismic site response analysis
Carolina Volpini
University of Strathclyde
Ground motion amplification for canyon topographies with different input motions
Evangelia Skiada
Imperial College London
Ground motion site amplification factors for deep soil deposits sites in Indo- Gangetic Basin
Ketan Bajaj
Incorporating Soil Nonlinearity Into Physics-Based Ground Motion Simulation through Site-Specific Ground Response Analysis
Chris A. de la Torre
University of Canterbury
Influence of Misfit of Desired Damping Response in Nonlinear Ground Response Analysis
Samuel Yniesta
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Is There a Basin Effect in Mexico City? Validation of Three Urban Lakebed Sites Using Nonlinear Site Response Analysis Provides the Clue
Pawan Kumar
Arup North America Ltd
Large-scale simulation of ground motion amplification considering 3D topography and subsurface soils
Gang Wang
Performance of Chilean sites under strong earthquake shaking (Ruz - Finn)
Liam WD Finn
The University of British Columbia
Seismic wave amplification studies for shallow basins considering basin edge effects
Vijaya Ramanathan
Site Specific Response Analysis of a Soil Deposit With Different Techniques – A Case Study
Selim Altun
2D Modeling Seismic Responses for Ashigara Valley, Japan Using Equivalent Linearization Methods in Time Domain
xiaomei Yang
Application of the P-Wave Seismogram Method for VS30 Characterization of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas
George Zalachoris
University of Texas at Austin
Invited Papers top
2D Site Response Analysis of the Istanbul Rapid Response Network
Atilla Ansal
Ozyegin University
A Performance-Based Design Method of Loess Slopes under the Coupling Effects of Earthquakes and Rainfalls
Lanmin Wang
Lanzhou Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration
Applicability of Sliding Block Analyses to Lateral Spreading Problems
Steve Kramer
University of Washington
Application of Geotechnical Experience for People – Activities after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Ikuo Towhata
Kanto Gakuin University
Design of foundation-structure systems against faulting: new developments and mitigation techniques
Ioannis Anastasopoulos
ETH Zurich
Earthquake Response of Offshore Wind Turbines
Amir M. Kaynia
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Evaluation of Flow Liquefaction: influence of high stress
Peter Robertson
Gregg Drilling & Testing Inc
Ground Motion Models for Earthquake Events in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas
Ellen Rathje
Influence of degree of saturation on liquefaction resistance and undrained shear strength of silty sands
Yoshimichi Tsukamoto
Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
Key Trends in Assessing Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement
Jonathan Bray
University of California, Berkeley
Laboratory and In-Situ Assessment of Liquefaction of Gravelly Soils
Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
Liquefaction evaluation directly comparing upward wave energy with dissipated energy
Takaji Kokusho
Liquefaction resistance of sand with pre-shaking history
Mitsu Okamura
Ehime University
Liquefaction-induced Settlement and Tilting of Buildings with Spread Foundation based on Field Observation and Laboratory Experiments
Kohji Tokimatsu
Tokyo Soil Research Co., Ltd.
Multi-directional cyclic shearing of clays and sands: evaluation of two bounding surface plasticity models
Mahdi Taiebat
University of British Columbia
On the complexity of seismic waves trapped in non-flat geologic features
Domniki Asimaki
California Institute of Technology
On the transversal seismic response and analysis of shallow rectangular and circular tunnels
Kyriazis Pitilakis
On-going challenges in physics-based ground motion prediction and insights from the 2010-2011 Canterbury and 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquakes
Brendon Bradley
University of Canterbury
Performance of port structures during earthquakes
Susumu Iai
Kyoto University
Performance-based design of bridge piers in liquefiable sites with shallow foundation and limited ground improvement
George Bouckovalas
Remediation of liquefaction effects for an embankment using soil-cement walls: Centrifuge and numerical modeling
Ross Boulanger
University of California at Davis
Response of Natural Fine-grained Soils for Seismic Design Practice: A Collection of Research Findings from British Columbia, Canada
Dharma Wijewickreme
University of British Columbia
Retrofitting Utilities for Earthquake Induced Ground Deformation
Thomas O'Rourke
Cornell University
System Reliability of Flood Control Levees
Jonathan Paul Stewart
Seismic Performance Evaluation of Underground Structures – Past Practice and Future Trends
Youssef Hashash
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Seismic Site Classification
Ramon Verdugo
System response of liquefiable deposits
Misko Cubrinovski
University of Canterbury
Landfills top
Estimation method of waste layer thickness by surface wave exploration and microtremor measurement
minoru yamanaka
Kagawa University
Lifelines - pipelines, communications, and transportation systems top
Empirical and numerical analyses of soil liquefaction around buried offshore pipelines
Vahid Galavi
Liquefaction Induced Uplift of Pipelines: Numerical Modeling and Parametric Analyses
Vasiliki Zontanou
Seismic Design of 1350 mm Diameter Water Pipeline Crossing Fault Using Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe
Jianping Hu
Shaking Table Test of Deep Buried Pipeline under Multi-support and Multi-dimensional Earthquake Excitations
Kongming Yan
Southwest Jiaotong University
Study on Pipe-Soil Interaction and Parameters of Trench for Shallow Buried Pipelines
liyun Li
Beijing University of Technology
Uplift resistance of buried pipes with varied cross sections
Tetsuo Tobita
Kansai University
Liquefaction top
Aging Effect on Liquefaction Resistance versus S-wave velocity by means of Laboratory Triaxial Tests with Bender Element
Rie Sasaoka
Analysis of multiple liquefaction characteristics of Toyoura sand based on dissipated energy
Yudai Aoyagi
University of Tokyo
Appropriate Measures to Prevent the Liquefaction-Induced Inclination of Existing Houses
Susumu Yasuda
Tokyo Denki University
Assessment of Liquefaction in Residential Areas during the 2016 ML6.6 Meinong Earthquake in Taiwan
Chi-Chin Tsai
National Chung Hsing University
Case History: Observed Liquefaction and its evaluation after the April 16, 2016, M 7.8 Muisne, Pedernales Earthquake
Xavier Fernando Vera-Grunauer
Centrifugal test and analysis for study using the Strain Space Multiple Mechanism Model based on Large Deformation theory
Noriyuki Fujii
OYO corporation
Comparison of liquefaction triggering curves with laboratory and in-situ tests
Abouzar Sadrekarimi
Western University
Control of liquefaction induced settlement of buildings using basement structures
Fiona Hughes
University of Cambridge
RR versus N curve for liquefaction assessment of clean sands
Duhee Park
Determination of Seismic Performance of High Modulus Columns in Liquefiable Soils
Selçuk Demir
Yildiz Technical University
Effect of multiple shaking events on cone penetration resistances in saturated sand
Kathleen Marie Darby
University of California, Davis
Effects of soil spatial variability on liquefaction behavior of horizontally layered ground
Kyohei Ueda
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Effects of spatial variability on the seismic response of the Wildlife Liquefaction Array
Jack Montgomery
Assessing Liquefaction Susceptibility Using the CPT Soil Behavior Type Index
Russell A. Green
Virginia Tech
Influence of vertical prefabricated drains on the response of two adjacent structures founded on liquefiable ground
Peter Kirkwood
University of Colorado Boulder
Evaluation of applicability for liquefaction research method using various types of sounding equipment
OYO Corporation
Evaluation of contraction potential of silty soils based on the minimum void ratio
Jongkwan Kim
Tohoku University
Evaluation of performance of analytical and numerical methods to account for liquefaction effects on the seismic response of anchored quay walls
Willem van Elsäcker
Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers
Excess pore-water generation of fiber reinforced sand specimens under cyclic loading
selim Altun
Ege University
Fragility functions for performance-based damage assessment of soil liquefaction
Brett W Maurer
University of Washington
A framework of seismic design for soil liquefaction based on the energy concept utilizing the ductility performance of soils
motoki kazama
Tohoku Univ.
Geologic and geomorphic influences on the spatial extent of lateral spreading in Christchurch, New Zealand
Sarah Bastin
In-Situ Investigation of False Positive Liquefaction Sites in Christchurch, New Zealand: St. Teresa’s School Case
Brady R. Cox
The University of Texas
Influence of Age on Liquefaction Resistance of Holocene Alluvial and Marine Soils in Christchurch and Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Ronald Andrus
Clemson University
Influence of geometric, geologic, geomorphic and subsurface ground conditions on the accuracy of empirical models for prediction of lateral spreading
James Russell
Tonkin & Taylor Ltd.
Influence of saturation degree on soils liquefaction behavior
Mathilde Vernay
Evaluation of Liquefaction Triggering Resistance and Deformation Accumulation in Laminated Sand and Clay Deposits
Large deformation characteristic of loose sand in undrained cyclic torsional shear tests with initial static shear
Muhammad Umar
University of Tokyo
Liquefaction during the M6.5 and M7.3 Kumamoto Earthquakes on April 14 and 16, 2016
Kazue Wakamatsu
Kanto Gakuin University
Liquefaction Evidence in the Chilean Subduction Zone
Gonzalo A. Montalva
University of Concepción
Liquefaction Hazard of Reclaimed Land in a Low to Moderate Seismicity Region
Erin Leung
Ove Arup & Partners HK Ltd
Liquefaction Mapping for Induced Seismicity based on geological and geotechnical features
Mandy korff
Liquefaction modelling of a strong motion station in Christchurch, New Zealand
Vasiliki Tsaparli
Imperial College London
Liquefaction of Unsaturated Sandy Soil Considering Non-plastic Fines Fraction and the Water State
Toshiyasu Unno
Utsunomiya university
Liquefaction resistance of Pleistocene loess-colluvium deposits near Christchurch, New Zealand
Barnabas Bwambale
Clemson University
Liquefaction resistance of sand improved with calcite precipitation at different degree of saturation
Minson Simatupang
Undrained shear strength of Particulate Rubber Sand Mixture (PRSM) mixed with fly ash
Senthen Amuthan Mani
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Liquefaction susceptibility and triggering potential of the Wakatipu varved lake sediments in Queenstown New Zealand
Andreas Giannakogiorgos
Miyamoto International NZ Ltd
Liquefaction-induced damage to houses and site characterization in Urayasu City during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Japan
Shun-ichi SAWADA
OYO corporation
Mechanism of liquefaction-induced settlement of wooden houses based on depth distribution of liquefaction strength of reclaimed land
Keisuke Ishikawa
Tokyo Denki University
Methodology for developing microzonation maps of predicted liquefaction vulnerability severity
Luke Storie
Tonkin & Taylor
Analysis of pile response in liquefied laterally spreading soil with a crust
Yannis Chaloulos
National Technical University of Athens
Numerical simulation of unsaturated cyclic triaxial test considering effect of void change and scanning soil water characteristic curve
Takaki Matsumaru
Railway Techcnical Reseach Institute
Parameter identification for effective stress analysis from a multi-stage cyclic loading test
Koji Ichii
Kansai University
Performance of various granular soils in most dense state
Tohoku University
SDS-based liquefaction prediction using artificial neural network
Rolando P Orense
University of Auckland
Influence of Soil and Structural Parameters on Liquefaction-Induced Settlement of Foundations
Shideh Dashti
University of Colorado Boulder
Shear strength and liquefaction resistance of sand mixed with biochar
Gislaine Pardo
University of Auckland
Simulation of centrifuge response of loose and dense sand using a sand plasticity model
Soil Liquefaction Screening using CPT – Effect of non-plastic silt content
Sabanayagam Thevanayagam
University at Buffalo
SPLiq: A New Performanc-Based Assessment Tool for Liquefaction Triggering and its Associated Hazards using the SPT
Kevin William Franke
Brigham Young University
Study of the validity and reliability of a static evaluation method for liquefaction-induced residual deformation
Shintaro Nagai
Tokyo Denki University
Effect of surface layer condition using grid-wall soil improvement as liquefaction countermeasure
Shoichi Tsukuni
Swamp Depositional Environment Effects on Liquefaction Performance in Christchurch, New Zealand
Christine Zahra Beyzaei
UC Berkeley
Undrained cyclic and post-liquefaction behaviour of natural pumiceous soils
Sadeq Asadi
The University of Auckland
Liquefaction case histories from Whakatane, New Zealand as a result of the 1987 Edgecumbe Earthquake – Insights from an extensive CPT dataset and pale
Sarah Bastin
Multi-hazard considerations - hurricane, tsunami, flood, sea-level rise top
Final Paper Submission Test
Wayne Gibson
Gibson Group Management Inc.
Numerical analyses - dynamic or simplified top
3D Numerical Simulation of Seismic Characteristics of Atrium-style Metro Station
Zhiming Zhang
A practical study on the induced seismicity in Groningen and the seismic response of a masonry structure
Stavros Panagoulias
A numerical study of the effect of moisture content on induced ground vibration during dynamic compaction
Majid Nazem
RMIT University
Bearing Capacity of Strip Footings in Regions of Medium Seismicity: Reappraisal of the Pseudostatic Approach in Code-based Design in Light of Recent C
Christos Vrettos
Comparison of several non-linear soil models in a ground response analysis for a typical sand and clay profile
Bonifacius Adiguna Yogatama
Rapid Automation of Performance-Based Geo-Seismic Analysis in the Digital Age
Nicole Paul
Cyclic Response of Clay Deposits: Developing a Constitutive Model
Hamidreza Nouri
Golder Associates Inc.
Cyclic Response of Clay Deposits: Developing a Constitutive Model
Hamidreza Nouri
Golder Associates Inc.
Dynamic analysis of a pile-supported wharf utilizing a three-dimensional numerical method
Sung-Ryul Kim
Dong-A University
Seismic Deformation Analyses of the Existing Shoreline at Treasure Island
Pedro Espinosa
ENGEO Incorporated
Seismic performance of pile-supported bridge abutment resting on a liquefiable soil layer
Akihiro Takahashi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
A double-hyperbolic model and shear strength of soil for seismic response analysis
Nozomu Yoshida
Kanto Gakuin University
Offshore structures - wind farms, oil and gas facilities top
Numerical Analysis of a Hybrid Foundation for Next Generation Offshore Wind Turbines in Deep Waters
Konstantinos Kassas
Finite-Element Modeling of Axial Cyclic Loads on Piles for Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations
Bao Li Zheng
University of California, Davis
Performance based design - codes and guidance top
Advances in Geotechnical Performance-Based Seismic Design for Tall Buildings
Andrew James Makdisi
Hart Crowser
Performance based design in geotechnical earthquake engineering
Liam WD Finn
The University of British Columbia
PBD of seawalls to prevent tsunami inundation - Performance criteria and Design example -
Katsuhiko Koizumi
Takamatsu Research and Engineering Office for Port and Airport
Some performance-based design challenges in practice
Andy Dodds
Performance based design methodologies - probabilistic frameworks top
Probabilistic Simplified Seismic Performance Assessment of Earth Slopes and Structures
Jorge Macedo
Limit states determination for a subway station structure by incremental dynamic analysis
Tong Liu
Performance-based earthquake assessment of multi-span bridge systems including soil-pile-structure interaction
Abdullah S Almutairi
University of California San Diego
Simplified procedure for estimating seismic permanent displacements of engineered slopes on liquefiable soils with stone columns
Christian Ledezma
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Physical modeling - centrifuge, shaking table, or field scale top
1-G Shaking Table Experiment of Geotechnical Seismic Isolation System built of Steel Slag and Teflon
Jin Man Kim
Earthquake Induced Lateral deformation of a Pile-Supported System in Unsaturated Sand
Majid Ghayoomi
University of New Hampshire
Development and performance of a laminar container for seismic centrifuge modeling
Muhammad Ahmed Zayed
UC San Diego- Structural Engineering Department
Dynamic centrifuge model test for performance-based design of grid-form deep mixing walls supporting a tall building
Junji Hamada
Takenaka Corporation
Dynamic Centrifuge Test of an Embankment on Liquefiable Soil Reinforced with Soil-Cement Walls
Ali Khosravi
University of California davis
Dynamic field testing of screw pile foundations to quantify nonlinear stiffness and damping
Michael Pender
University of Auckland
Parametric Study on Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlements using 1-g Shake Table Experiments
Ramin Motamed
University of Nevada Reno
Effects of Drains on the Performance and Damage Potential of Shallow-Founded Structures
Balaji Paramasivam
University of Colorado Boulder
Physical Modelling of Liquefiable Soils in Micro Shaking Table
Fausto Andrés Molina Gómez
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
Variation in seismic response of an embankment on liquefiable ground in dynamic centrifuge modeling
Ryosuke Uzuoka
Kyoto University
Port facilities and wharves top
A comparative study on response spectrum analysis and dynamic analysis for seismic design of pile-supported wharf
Jin-Tae Han
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering & Building Technology
A study on the use of selected ground improvement target areas to achieve optimal seismic resistance of quay walls
Analysis of damaged and undamaged steel pipe sheet pile type quay walls during the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku earthquake
Soichi Tashiro
Toa Corporation
Crucial aspects for the design and performance of anchored steel sheet pile walls in seismic regions
Athanasios Zafeirakos
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
Seismic Design of the Te Bay Reclamation of the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
Ioannis K. Antonopoulos
Coffey Services (NZ) Limited
Seismic demand on piles in sites prone to liquefaction-induced lateral spreading
Esteban Saez
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Resiliency - emergency response, land use planning, and recovery top
Recovery and Resilient Design for the Future – a Case Study from Christchurch, New Zealand
Camilla Gibbons
Liquefaction Vulnerability Mapping for a Given Return Period versus Return Period Mapping for a Given Severity of Liquefaction Vulnerability
Virginie Lacrosse
Tonkin & Taylor Ltd
Seismic resilience evaluation of an urban overpass foundation
Juan M Mayoral
Institute of Engineering at UNAM
Tools for rapid seismic response assessment of strategic facilities under GIS environment: applications to Italian seaports and embankment dams
Francesca Bozzoni
Retaining structures and mechanically stabilized soils top
Analysis vs Centrifuge Seismic Experiments for U-shaped Cantilever Retaining Walls
Louizos Tsantilas
National Technical University of Athens
Computation of Permanent Sliding Displacements of Retaining wall during Seismic Loading
Prajakta Ramesh Jadhav
IIT Gandhinagar
Numerical Modelling of the Seismic Response of a Deep Excavation Supported by Anchored Diaphragm Walls in Sandy Soils
Mario Colil
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
Optimized Performance of MSE retaining walls subjected to extreme ground shaking
Rallis Kourkoulis
Grid Engineers
Seismic earth pressures – Experiments and Analyses
Nathaniel Wagner
Seismic response investigation of retaining structures by using lightweight mixtures as backfill material
Aggelos Tsinaris
Some Remarks on Dynamic Earth Pressure for inverted T-shape retaining wall via Dynamic Centrifuge
K-water Institute
Seismic hazard assessments top
An orientation-independent estimation of the earthquake-induced sliding displacement of slopes
Jian Song
Hohai University
An updated probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Mexico City
Jongwon Lee
Framework for a System-Wide Dam Risk Reduction Program in Northern California
Jennifer Donahue
Geosyntec Consultants
Ground motion selection and acceptance criteria when multiple seismic sources contribute to MCE ground motions
Marshall Lew
Amec Foster Wheeler
PSHA-based scenario earthquakes and earthquake weighting factors
Zhaoliang Wang
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Site characterization with in-site and laboratory testing top
A comparison of CPT-Vs correlations using a liquefaction case history database from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence
Clinton Miller Wood
University of Arkansas
Characterization of a Carbonate Sand based on Shear Wave Velocity Measurement
Abouzar Sadrekarimi
Western University
Comparison of Becker Penetration Test Interpretation Methods in Characterization of Gravelly Soil Deposits
Jason DeJong
University of California Davis
Comparison of CPT-Vs Relations Developed for Loess and General Christchurch New Zealand Soils Using SCPTu
Christopher Ryan McGann
University of Canterbury
Dynamic Behaviors of Silt and Sandy Silt Soils Determined from Cyclic Ring Shear Tests
Abouzar Sadrekarimi
Western University
Evaluating and reporting uncertainty in down-hole shear wave velocities
Mark Anthony Styler
ConeTec Investigations
Experimental Study on Dynamic Properties of Camkhaleh and Firuzkuh Sands
Kazem Fakharian
Amirkabir University of Technology
Data Fusion of Digital Imagery and Seismic Surface Waves for a Rock Road Cut in Hawaii
William Greenwood
Performance evaluation of VSZ-to-VS30 correlation methods using global VS profile database
Dong Youp Kwak
RMS, Inc.
The Role of Non-Invasive Ambient Noise Analysis to Improve Seismic Microzonation Mapping in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Frederick Jackson
University of Western Ontario
Slope stability top
A performance based design for the Deira Islands coastal structures and breakwaters, Dubai
John Adrichem
Distributed tilt sensors for an early warning monitoring of earthquake-induced landslides and slope failures
Wang Lin
Chuo Kaihatsu Corporation
Hazard mapping of earthquake-induced landslides for three scenario earthquakes by using Lidar DEM and airborne resistivity data
Shuichi Hasegawa
Kagawa University
Urban noises effects on dynamic slope stability: a case study
Fatemeh Tavanaei Sereshgi
Reliability-based seismic stability analysis of reinforced slopes with noncircular slip surface
Masahiro Shinoda
National Defense Academy
Seismic performance of slopes in northern Canada
Behrang Dadfar
Western University
Soil-structure interaction top
1-g Shaking Table Test and Numerical Simulation of Rocking Phenomenon of Shallow Foundation on Liquefiable Soils.
Catherine Wanjiru Kariuki
University of Tokyo
A "Rupture to Rafters" Approach using Advanced Nonlinear Soil-Structure-Interaction Analysis for Performance-based Earthquake Design
Ibrahim Almufti
A review of seismic soil-pile-superstructure interaction methods
Ahmad Dehghanpoor Sichani
Queensland University of Technology
Case Study of the Performance Based Analysis and Design of Bridge Foundations Intersected by Active Faulting
James R Gingery
Kleinfelder, Inc.
Centrifuge modeling of racking deformations of box culverts
Osama Abuhajar
Western University
Comparison of rocking behaviors between conventional and new-type of shallow foundations via centrifuge tests
Dong-Soo Kim
Derivation of equivalent-linear impedance functions for pile-supported bridges from continuum model
Hooman Torabi
Carleton University
Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction Analysis of a Large Number of Buildings due to Induced Seismicity in the Groningen Region
Armin Masroor
Evaluation of simplified methods to estimate displacement demands of SDOF structures on rocking shallow foundations
Krishnan Athipotta Variam
Evaluation of the trench backfill particle size effects on the development of soil restraints on buried pipelines subjected to relative ground mevemen
Sadana Dilrukshi Karannagoda Gamage
University of British Columbia
Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project: Seismic analysis of the ground improved by timber piles for support of an MSE embankment
Ali Azizian
Tetra Tech EBA
Implications of changes of building use on seismic performance of adjacent structures
Shengwenjun Qi
University of Dundee
Influence area on the end bearing capacity of a pile in three-dimensional analysis under various soil conditions
Junichi Hyodo
Tokyo Electric Power Services Co., Ltd
Insight into dynamic soil-pile-structure interaction analysis of an industrial facility
Elena Bouzoni
Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers
Nonlinear Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground during Earthquakes
Hamayoon Kheradi
Nagoya institute of technology
On the Importance of Coupled Stiffness of Fixed-Head Piles
Zeyad Hany Elsherbiny
Amec Foster Wheeler
Partitioning the displacement components of seismic demand due to soil-structure interaction
Dimitris Pitilakis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Regional subsidence effects on seismic soil-structure interaction in soft clay
Juan M Mayoral
Institute of Engineering at UNAM
A Study of Seismic behavior of Transmission Tower Foundations during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Yukio Tamari
Tokyo Electric Power Services
Substructure based Numerical Simulation of Seismic Response of a Piled Raft System
Ramon Varghese
Indian Institute of Engineering Madras
Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis of Steel Gravity Structure Considering Nonlinear Foundation Response
Frederick Tajirian
Chevron Energy Technology Company
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A numerical study on seismic vulnerability of tunnel linings
Emilio Bilotta
University of Napoli Federico II - DICEA
Dynamic SSI Analyses of the Headworks Reservoir West Using 2.5D Computational Procedure
Martin Byrd Hudson
Amec Foster Wheeler
Effects of soil stratigraphy on dynamic soil-structure interaction behavior of large underground structures
Ertugrul Taciroglu
University of California-Los Angeles
Performance Based Design with 3D Dynamic SSI and FSI Analysis for Large Buried Water Storage Reservoirs
Phoebe Cheng
SC Solutions
Lateral pressures on underground stiff box structures from sinusoidal motions
Craig Alan Davis
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Seismic failure mechanism of shallow cut-and-cover tunnels
Tae-Hyung Lee
Department of Civil Engineering, Konkuk University
On dynamic responses of underground box structures
Ertugrul Taciroglu
University of California-Los Angeles

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