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- Wednesday, August 15: Getting Started With OpenSees
- Thursday, August 16: OpenSees: Beyond the Basics
Students, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to attend any of the days. Registration is free, lunch is provided, but space is limited to the first 100 applicants, and registration closes August 10, 2012
August 15: Getting Started With OpenSees
UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station
The annual one-day training workshop on how to use OpenSees will be more hands-on this year. This workshop is intended for beginning users. This workshop will introduce users to the tcl scripting language, and basic modeling and analysis techniques using OpenSees.
August 16: OpenSees: Beyond the Basics
UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station
An workshop intended for intermediate users and those who have attended the Getting Started Workshop. The workshop will focus on structural and geotechnical modeling using OpenSees, and how to extend OpenSees for your own research needs.
The afternnon sessions will be devoted to presentations from those in industry and research and will focus on how OpenSees has been used and extended to futher their work. Anyone interested in presenting is encouraged to send a short abstract before July 1, 2012.
Day 1 – Getting Started With OpenSees
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction to OpenSees & NEEShub
9:00 - 10.15 Getting Started with OpenSees Frank McKenna
10.15 -10:45 OpenSees & Output Vesna Terzic
10.45-12.00 Basic Modeling & Analysis by Example Frank McKenna
1.00- 2.00 Nonlinear Analysis With Examples Frank McKenna
2.00 - 4.00 Presentations by Industry/Research
4.00 -4.30 Introduction to NEEShub Gemez Marshall (NEEScomm)
4.30 -5.00 OpenSees on NEEShub Frank McKEnna
Day 2 – OpenSees: Beyond the Basics
8.00 - 8.30 Homework Solutions/Discussion
8.30 - 10.00 Structural Modeling with Examples Vesna Terzic
10.00-11.30 Geotechnical Modeling With Examples Pedro Arduino
11.30-12.15 Adding New Code to OpenSees Frank McKenna
12.15- 1.00 Lunch
1.00-1.45 Parallel Processing Using NEEShub Frank McKenna
1.45-2.15 Extending OpenSees for the Particle Method Prof. Michael Scott (Oregon State)
2.15-2.45 Panos Galanis (UC Berkeley)
3.00-3.30 State of the Practice of Nonlinear Response History Analysis
Dr. Mahmoud Hachem (Degenkolb)
3.30-4.00 OpenSees in Practice Soil Structure Interaction Dr. Arash Khosravifar (Fugro)
4.00-4.30 Parametric Analysis of Wind Load Effects on PV Solar Roof Bearing Arrays
Rod Holland (Sunlink)
Dr. Andreas Schellenberg (R&C)
4.30-5.00 Using Performance-Based Earthquake Evaluation Methods to Assess the
Relative Benefits of Different Structural Systems
Dr. Vesna Terzic (UC Berkeley)
5.00-5.15 OpenSees Challenge 2012
Presentations from those in reaseach and industry on how OpenSees is being used to model and how it is being extended with new code to improve simulation capabilities. Anyone interested in presenting is required to submit a short abstract to: fmckenna AT berkeley DOT edu before July 1, 2012.
The Workshops will be held at the UC Berkeley Field Station, an off-campus facility at:
1301 South 46th Street, Richmond, CA.
For driving directions see below.
Arrangements have been made with the Hotel Shattuck Plaza (http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com/) at 2086 Allston Way in downtown Berkeley to provide rooms for workshop participants at a discounted rate (in collaboration with the PEER Center). You can book a room in two ways:
1. Call the Hotel Shattuck at 510-845-7300 (or toll free 866-466-9199) and ask for the PEER (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Ctr, UCB) group rate.
2. Book online at: https://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?hotelid=17233 IMPORTANT: To get the group rate you will need to click on the Corporate/Preferred Accounts option at the top left hand side of the page. This will prompt you to enter the courtesy rate code (PEER10). Once the code is entered, the discounted rates and the available room types for the selected dates will be displayed.
For those driving, there are no hotels in the proximity of the richmond field station. The following is the closest and parking is free:
For transportation from the Berkeley campus and adjacent downtown area (where many hotels are located) to the Richmond Field Station, your best bets are drive, take a taxi, or take the UC Berkeley “RFS Line” shuttle.
• First enter the gate, when the road takes a turn to the left, go straight and park in the parking lot at the end of the building that is on the right hand side.