The conference program technical sessions are shown below and all paper presentation files have been posted in PDF format. Also note that all presentation files from PEER Annual Meeting are available as well, which ran concurrently with the 3AESE conference.

Wednesday Oct 14

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Welcome Banquet:

There will be a 3AESE Welcome Banquet on Wednesday Evening Oct 14th. This intimate banquet can only seat 30 attendees and promises to be a unique and special dinner for 3AESE guests at the Top of the Mark Sky Lounge. This world class lounge on the 19th floor of the hotel offers spectacular views of San Francisco and the surrounding bay area.

Thursday Oct 15

8:00 - 9:00 am
Breakfast and Sign-In
9:00 - 10:30 am
Opening Keynote:
Wise Dynamic Testing for Enhanced Understanding of Structures, Akira Wada (Tokyo Institute of Technology) – Paper
11 am - 12:30 pm
Damper and Isolator Testing Hybrid Testing of Steel Structures  
2:00 - 4:15 pm
Bridge and Bridge Element Testing Testing of Timber, Glass, and Nonstructural Components Steel Frame Tests

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Poster Reception:

A reception and poster session was held at the Top of the Mark Lounge directly after the conference technical sessions on Thursday Evening Oct 15th that was jointly attended by 3AESE Conference and PEER Annual Meeting registrants. The reception was memorable for its unique location and its casual social atmosphere where international colleagues and PEER researchers mingled. Attendees enjoyed regional cuisine and perused posters highlighting some exciting research being done by students.

3AESE Student Poster Presenters:

– Xiao Chen, Nagoya University
Experimental Study on Strength and Ductility of Underwater Fillet Welds in Repairing Offshore Steel Structures
– Ming Cheng, Tongji University
Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Seismic Analysis of a Hybrid High-Rise Structure with Experimental Verification
– Kun Ding, Tongji University
Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Verification of a SRC Frame-Tube Structure with Setback in Elevation
– Yunlei Fan, Hunan University
Application of Netslab for Remote Testing of Bridge Systems
– Yu Jiao, CUEE/Tokyo Institute of Technology
Energy Dissipation Capacity of Structural Steel under Cyclic Loading
– Jiahua Kang, Tongji University
Cyclic Tests of Full-Scale Light-Framed Wood Construction
– Ryota Matsui, CUEE/Tokyo Institute of Technology
Effective Buckling Length for Buckling Restrained Braces Considering Rotational Stiffness at Restrainer Ends
– Hongmei Ren, Tongji University
Comparison Study on Shaking Table Tests of SSI System with Different Pile Length in Liquefiable Site
– Alireza Rezaeian, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
Assessment of Seismic Behavior of Eccentrically Braced Frame with Double Vertical Link (DV-EBF)
– Tomohiro Sasaki, CUEE/Tokyo Institute of Technology
Scale Effect on the Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Termination of Main Reinforcements
– Ningfen Su, Tongji University
Shaking Table Model Test of a Super High-Rise Building with Setbacks in Elevation

Friday Oct 16

8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:30 am
Reinforced Concrete Frame Testing Test Setup and Loading Considerations Algorithm Development and Error Compensation for Hybrid Simulation
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Concrete Wall Element Testing
  • Moderator: Paolo Negro, European Commission
  • Tests on Reinforced Concrete Columns with Wing Walls for Hyper-Earthquake Resistant System, Toshimi Kabeyasawa (University of Tokyo) – Paper
  • Investigation of the Seismic Response of Slender Concrete Walls, Dawn Lehman (University of Washington)
  • Displacement-Based Design and Experimental Results of a Full-Scale 7-Story Building Slice, Marios Panagiotou (UC Berkeley)
  • Determination of Buckling Loads from Triaxial Load Tests of Slender Concrete-Filled Tube Beam-Columns, Roberto Leon (Georgia Tech) – Paper
Shaking Table Testing of Complex Structures Force Control and Methods for Hybrid Simulation
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Concluding Keynote:
Earthquake Engineering Simulations of Steel Frame Structures in NCREE, Ken-Chyuan Tsai (National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering)

Saturday Oct 17

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Loma Prieta Earthquake Commemorative Symposium:

The Loma Prieta Earthquake Commemorative Symposium is on Saturday Oct 17th from 8:30am - 4:30 pm. This symposium will also take place at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. For more information and to see the symposium program including the list of distinguished speakers, visit the symposium website.