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Seminar Announcement
Dr. Anoosh Shamsabadi PE, ASCE
Senior Bridge Engineer
Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Specialist
Office of Earthquake Engineering
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Sacramento, CA
Friday, November 21, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Micron Engineering Center
Room 114
The primary focus of the seminar will be to highlight the importance of coupling the knowledge and
expertise of both bridge engineers as well as geo-engineers in order to simulate the real behavior of
non-standard bridges subjected to seismic excitation. The theme of this seminar is innovation and
advancement of technology in earthquake engineering which can provide increased seismic safety
of bridges structures. Implementation of Nonlinear Time History (NTH) analysis using AASHTO LRFD
specifications for Safety Earthquake Evaluation (SEE) and Functional Earthquake Evaluation (FEE) will
be discussed. Application of soil-structure interaction (SFSI) is crucial to accurate prediction of
seismic behavior and hence the cost efficient design of the infrastructures. Implementation of
isolation bearing is gaining popularity and the benefit of such strategy will be discussed.