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OpenSees Days 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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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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1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, 94804

Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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