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2008
Monday, August 11th
12:00 AM

Assessment of SPT-Based Liquefaction Potential of Erbaa (Tokat), Turkey

Mugh Akin, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Tamer Topal, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Considerations on Different Features of Local Seismic Effect Numerical Simulations: The Case Studied of Castelnuovo Garfagnana

Savino Russo, Technical University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Giovanna Vessia, Technical University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Claudio Cherubini, Technical University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Damage to Masonry Retaining Walls During Niigataken-Chuetsu Earthquake

Mitsu Okamura, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan
Shinya Shigematsu, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Damage to Tall Structures Situated at Long Distance from Epicenter Due to Long Period Seismic Waves and Effect on Structures on Filled Lands

Arun Bapat, Consulting Seismologist, Kothrud, Pune, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Damage to Water and Sewage Pipelines in Adapazari During 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey Earthquake

Atilla Ansal, Bogaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
Aslı Kurtuluş, Bogaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
Gökçe Tönük, Bogaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Design Prediction and Performance of Piles for Seismic Loads

Vijay K. Puri, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Shamsher Prakash, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Effect of Foundation-Reservoir Interaction on Seismic Behaviour of Gravity Dams

R. Ayothiraman, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
Damodar Maity, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Garnish Khasung, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential and Post-Liquefaction Settlement of Tzuoswei River Alluvial Plain in Western Taiwan

C. P. Kuo, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, China
M. Chang, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, China
R. E. Hsu, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, China
S. H. Shau, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, China
T. M. Lin, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, China

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Evaluation of the Martin et al. (1975) Pore Pressure Build Up Model Using Laboratory Test Data

Sara Nabili, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Yaser Jafarian, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad H. Baziar, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Generating Realistic Ground Motions for Nonlinear Seismic Hazard Analysis — An Application to Hard Rock Sites in Eastern North America

Jale Tezcan, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Geotechnical Assessment and Evaluation of the Impact of Kachchh (Bhuj) India 2001 Earthquake

Indra Prakash, Geological Survey of India, Gandhinagar, India
D. M. Pancholi, Vadodara, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Google Earth Mapping of Damage from the Niigata-Ken-Chuetsu M6.6 Earthquake of 16 July 2007

Robert Kayen, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
Wm. Clint Steele, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
Brian Collins, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
Kevin Walker, London Knowledge Lab, London, UK

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Investigation of Dynamic Behavior of Asphalt Core Dams

Sh. Salemi, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran
M. H. Baziar, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran
C. M. Merrifield, Manchester University, Manchester, UK
T. Heidari, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Investigation of Landslides and Debris Flows in Tachia Watershed Between Maan Dam and Techi Dam

Chin-Tung Cheng, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, China
Jin-Ching Chern, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, China
Shian-Jin Chiou, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, China
Yen-Hsiang Lin, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, China

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Lessons to be Learned from Surface Fault Ruptures in Iran Earthquakes

M. K. Jafari, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran
S. M. Moosavi, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Numerical Modeling of Columnar Reinforced Ground 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake Case History

C. Guney Olgun, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
James R. Martin II, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Pakistan’s Kashmir-Hazara Zone and the October 08, 2005 Earthquake

Syed Kazim Mahdi, WAPDA, Tarbela Dam, Pakistan

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Performance of Large Storage Tank in Bhuj Earthquake

K. R. Datye, Consulting Engineer, Mumbai, India
M. G. Khare, Larsen and Toubro Ltd., Chennai, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Prediction of Post-Earthquake Failure for a Near-Shore Slope in a Low Seismic Region

Mahmood Seid-Karbasi, Golder Associates Ltd., Burnaby, B.C, Canada
James Ji, Golder Associates Ltd., Burnaby, B.C, Canada
Upul Atukorala, Golder Associates Ltd., Burnaby, B.C, Canada
Peter Byrne, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C, Canada

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Probabilistic Estimation of Site Specific Fault Displacements

D. N. Lindberg, LACO Associates, Eureka, CA
J. P. Buck, LACO Associates, Eureka, CA
G. L. Manhart, Formerly of LACO Associates, Eureka, CA
R. C. Chaney, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
F. R. Bickner, LACO Associates, Eureka, CA
G. A. Vadurro, LACO Associates, Eureka, CA

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Recent Damaging Earthquakes in Japan, 2003-2008

Robert Kayen, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Reinforcement of Slopes for Seismic Stability

Sanjeev Malhotra, PB Americas, Inc., New York, NY
Thomas S. Lee, PB Americas, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Behaviour of Water Front Structures with Tyre Chip Backfill

S. P. Gopal Madabhushi, University of Cambridge, UK
U. Cilingir, University of Cambridge, UK
S. K. Haigh, University of Cambridge, UK
H. Hazarika, Akita Prefectural University, Japan

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Microzonation Studies in the City of Ragusa (Italy)

Salvatore Grasso, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Lauretta Spina, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Michele Maugeri, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Response of Structures with Underground Stories Considering Non-Linear Soil-Structure Interaction

Amir H. Halabian, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
S. Hamid Hashemolhosseini, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
Hessam Saldourgar, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Site Characterization of Delhi Region Using Microtremor Method: A Case Study

Neelima Satyam, VNR VJIET, Hyderabad, India
K. S. Rao, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Site Effects in the Faulted Piancastagnaio Area (Italy): An Explanation Attempt

M. I. Rainone, Geotechnologies for the Environment and the Territory “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
P. Torrese, University of Pavia, Italy
P. Signanini, Geotechnologies for the Environment and the Territory “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seismic Source and Its Effect on Site Response Observed in Chilean Subductive Environment

Ramón Verdugo, University of Chile, Chile
César Pastén, University of Chile, Chile

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Shear Wave-Velocity Investigation of Soil Liquefaction Sites from the Tangshan, China M7.8 Earthquake of 1976 Using Active and Passive Surface Wave Methods

Robert Kayen, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
Xiaxin Tao, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Lijing Shi, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, Harbin, China
Hailiang Shi, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, Harbin, China

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Simulation of Shaking Table Tests to Study Soil-Structure Interaction by Means of Two Different Constitutive Models

G. Abate, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
M. R. Massimino, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
M. Maugeri, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Some Experimental Investigations for the Development of Integrated Model of a Structure with the Controllable Fluid Damper

S. Suresh Babu, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India
T. Govindasamy, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Thiruchengode, India
G. K. Arun Vivek, VTU, Belgaum, India
J. Abdul Bari, VTU, Belgaum, India

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Some Lessons from Yogyakarta Earthquake of May 27, 2006

Sri Atmaja P. Rosyidi, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Mohd. Raihan Taha, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Surya Budi Lesmana, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Joko Wintolo, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Agus Darmawan Adi, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Using New Signal Processing Techniques in Analyzing Masjed Soleyman Embankment Dam's Explosion Records

M. Davoodi, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran
M. K. Jafari, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran
M. Amel Sakhi, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran

Arlington, Virginia

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM