OpenSees Days 2011

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1301 South 46th Street

Richmond, 94804

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NEES and PEER will host OpenSees Days 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley Richmond Field Station (RFS ) in Richmond, CA on August 22'nd and 23'rd.

  • Monday, August 22: OpenSees: Getting Started
  • Tueday, August 23: OpenSees: Advanced Tools & Topics

Students, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to attend any ofthedays. Registration is free, lunch is provided, but space is limited to the first 100 applicants, and registration closes August 18, 2010.

August 22: OpenSees:Getting Started
UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station

The annual one-day workshop on how to use OpenSees will be more hands-on this year. This workshop is intended for beginning and intermediate users. This workshop will introduce users to the tcl scripting language, and basic modeling and analysis techniques using OpenSees.

August 23: OpenSees: Advanced Tools & Topics
UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station

A one-day workshop which will introduce users to more advanced capabilities of OpenSees and facilities made available through NEES. It will also introduce users to GUI's under development for OpenSees


Day 1 – OpenSees: Getting Started

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction to OpenSees Gregory L. Fenves

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

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45- 2.00 Nonlinear Analysis With Examples Frank McKenna

2.00- 3.30 Geotechnical Modeling with Examples Pedro Arduino

3.30– 3.45 Break

3.45-4.00 Running OpenSees on NEEShub Frank McKenna

4.15-5.30 Hands on Using NEEShub Frank McKenna

Day 2 – Advances Topics and Tools

8.30- 9.45 Parallel Processing & OpenSees Frank McKenna

9.45-10.00 Introduction to NEEShub Rudi Eigenmann

10.00-10.45 NEEShub Tools Greg Rodgers

10.45- 11.00 Break

11:00- 11.45 Introduction to Reliability/Sensitivity Armen Der Kiureghian

11.45–12.30 Reliability/Sensitivity in OpenSees Micheal Scott

12.30- 1.15 Lunch

1.15- 2.15 BuildingTcl Silvia Mazzoni

2.15- 3.00 OpenSeesPBEE Ahmed Elgamal

3.00- 3.45 OpenFresco Andreas Schellenberg

3.45- 5.00 NEEShub Hands On Greg Rodgers/Frank McKenna

5.00- 5.05 OpenSees Challenge Voting Frank McKenna


The Workshops will be held at the UC Berkeley Field Station, an off-campus facility. For driving direction, please map:

1301 South 46th Street, Richmond, CA.

At present no parking permits are required.

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.

Hotel Information:

There are no hotels in the proximity of the richmond field station.

I you rent a car, I recommend the following, as it is the closest:

DoubleTree Hotel, Berkeley Marina

Otherwise, you can stay near the Berkeley campus and catch the RFS shuttle that leaves the Hearst Mining Circle or Berkeley Bart Station.

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Richmond, 94804

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