Dissemination

Four international workshops were planned so as to promote TA in earthquake engineering and spread its RTD outcomes, to foster integration of the European earthquake engineering RTD community and to increase its visibility as a world leader:

Free of charge training courses were organized for enhancement of human resources and EU-wide integration of methodologies in experimental RTD in earthquake engineering, as well as new users. The audience was mainly research and technical personnel from research infrastructures and TA users. The subjects covered included the use of the TA facilities, advances in seismic testing techniques, good practice in operation of testing facilities, maintenance of lab equipment, seismic qualification of products and systems, etc.

Documents

Final reports of Transnational Access projects
Available under Lab Access/TA projects
 
Deliverables
WP1 Web portal, 1st release with project overview, TA opportunities (.pdf, 2.97 Mb)
  Web portal, including plan for its maintenance and operation beyond the project end (.pdf, 1.79 Mb)
WP2 Distributed DataBase: Review of beneficiary current data formats - Specifications for the common data format and Data Access Portal (.pdf, 3.45 Mb)
  Guidelines for implementing a telepresence node (.pdf, 3.54 Mb)
  Preliminary version of Distributed Database and Data Access Portal (.pdf, 1.0Mb)
  Specifications for distributed testing (connectivity tests, implementation) (.pdf, 6.5Mb)
 
  Report on distributed testing and perspectives (.pdf, 3.7Mb)
  Enrichment of the Distributed Database with existing data (.pdf, 1.11Mb)
WP3 Report on the testing procedures used for seismic experimentation (.pdf, 1.45Mb)
  Report on the laboratory use of instrumentation and its management for seismic experimentation (.pdf, 250kb)
  Draft Common Protocol for the qualification of research infrastructures in earthquake engineering, with accompanying technical guidance and recommendations, in the form of Technical Annexes (.pdf, 3.9Mb)
  Common Protocol for the Qualification of Research Infrastructures in Earthquake Engineering and Technical Annexes (core of the report, .pdf, 336kb)
Annex I - Check list for the performance of the audit to the research testing facilities (.pdf, 321kb)
Annex II - Specific Technical Requirements for Seismic Research Tests by Shaking Table (.pdf, 402kb)
Annex III - Specific Technical Requirements for Seismic Research Tests by On-site Testing (.pdf, 427kb)
Annex IV - Specific Technical Requirements for Seismic Research Tests by Reaction Wall (.pdf, 378kb)
Annex V - Specific Technical Requirements for Data Acquisition and Processing (.pdf, 358kb)
WP4 Announcement-Newsgroup web forum with research infrastructures outside the EU (.pdf, 348kb)
  Reports of international collaboration, with conclusions of Web Forum exchange (.pdf, 283kb)
  Reports of international collaboration, with conclusions of Web Forum exchange (.pdf, 802kb)
  Report of co-ordination with networks on earthquake engineering and related FP projects (.pdf, 610kb)
  International Advisory Panel for collaborative research in earthquake engineering (.pdf, 148 kb)
  Strategic Agenda for international collaborative research in earthquake engineering [updated] (.pdf, 15.6 Mb)
  Training courses at research infrastructures, including training material and attendance list (.pdf, 622 kb)
  1st International Workshop Conclusions (.pdf, 1.45 Mb)
  2nd International Workshop Proceedings (.pdf, 275kb)
  3rd International Workshop Proceedings (.pdf, 734kb)
  Concluding Workshop Proceedings (.pdf, 633kb)
  Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 143 kb)
  Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 140 kb)
  Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee  (.pdf, 363kb)
  Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 972kb)
WP12 Report on performance requirements of actuation systems for shaking table or pseudo-dynamic testing [updated] (.pdf, 1.05 Mb)
  Report on evaluation of novel actuation systems for shaking table, Pseudo-dynamic or field testing (.pdf, 4.31Mb)
  Prototype design study (.pdf, 2.6Mb)
WP13 Report on advanced sensors, vision systems and control techniques for measuring structural/foundation response, improving test control and hybrid testing. Dissemination of sensor and vision systems to beneficiary infrastructures not directly involved in their development or application (.pdf, 8.5Mb)
  Report on software development for data processing (.pdf, 3.0Mb)
  Report on integration of modelling tools with test equipment and on virtual model development (.pdf, 2.4Mb)
WP14 Report on Pseudo-dynamic test techniques with SSI (.pdf, 5.1Mb)
  Report on field testing for assessing input motions and SSI (.pdf, 59.4Mb)
  Report on centrifuge test techniques with SSI (.pdf, 2.17Mb)
  Report on shaking table test techniques and fault rupture box testing with SSI (.pdf, 14.94Mb)
  Summary report for testing and assessing SSI from different experimental techniques (.pdf, 6.29Mb)
   
Workshop Proceedings
  Role of Seismic Testing Facilities in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering - SERIES Workshop (Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-1976-7, 384 pp.)
  Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures (Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-00457-0, 497 pp.)

Joint brochure

Joint brochure on TA activities

A series of brochures presenting the seven facilities offering TA access and updated results from TA activites has been launched, with the aim to inform interested parties on the progress of the research conducted.

Issue 3 (final) is available here

Click here to read Issue 2 of the brochure (May 2013).

Issue 1 (March 2012) is available here.

Training courses

 

 

Preparatory Course on Experimental Testing, Pavia, March 2010

The 1st Training Course of SERIES project was organized by EUCENTRE (Pavia, Italy), in conjunction with the other 6 facilities offering Transnational Access. It was a Preparatory Course focusing on the basics of experimental testing and the theoretical background. In particular, the following topics were covered: test instrumentation and acquisition systems, signal processing, testing systems (shake table, actuation, pumping, accumulators), and test strategy (test design according to the test system performances, test execution issues, mock up scale effects, data reduction and interpretation).

Dates: 17 – 19 March 2010

Place: EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy

Topic: Basics of experimental testing and theoretical background

Audience: Research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the project, or from external ones, as well as new users

Registration fee: Free of charge

Course presentations (click on title to download)

Module I: Design of data acquisition systems (Prof. G. Magenes)

Module I: Test instrumentation (Prof. S. Ramat)

Module I: Computer vision in experimental testing (Dr. F. Lunghi)

Module IV: Test systems, part 1 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module IV: Test systems, part 2 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module IV: Test systems, part 3 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module II: Basics of signal processing (Dr. C. Casarotti)

Module III: Signal processing lab (Dr. C. Casarotti)

Module V: Design of specimen (Dr. L. Dihoru)

Module VI: Testing strategy (Prof. A. Pavese)

Video records of the presentations can be found here 

Course Programme (click to download)

Breakdown of attendees (31 in total)

  

Preparatory Course on Pseudodynamic Experimental Testing, Ispra, November 2010

Course overview: The 2nd Training Course of the SERIES project was organized by the JRC. It was a preparatory course focusing on the basics of Pseudo-Dynamic (PsD) experimental testing and theoretical background. In particular, the following topics were covered: the classical and continuous PsD method, PsD substructuring and hybrid testing, controller systems, applicability of the PsD method, telepresence and photogrammetry. The course also included a hands-on experimental example test.

Dates: 10 – 12 November 2010

Place: JRC, Ispra, Italy

Topic: Basics of  Pseudo-Dynamic (PsD)  Experimental Testing and Theoretical Background

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones

Registration fee
: Free of charge 

Course Programme (click to download)
 



Course presentations
(click on title to download)

1.  Course Introduction (G. Magonette)

2.  Pseudo-Dynamic Testing: History and JRC Contribution (G.Magonette, P.Pegon, J.F. Molina)

3.  Conventional and Continuous PsD Testing (J.F. Molina)

4.  Hardware and Testing System (G. Magonette)

5.  PsD Substructuring and Hybrid Testing (P.Pegon)

6.  PsD Method Applicability (J.F. Molina)

7.  Laboratory Tests (F.Marazzi, A.Bosi)

8.  PsD Test Quality Assessment (J.F. Molina)

9.  Telepresence (P. Pegon)

10. Photogrammetry (P. Caperan)



Breakdown of attendees
(21 in total)

Preparatory Course on Seismic Qualification, Bristol, January 2011

An overview of the seismic qualification process, from assessing the need, through developing the qualification specification, to conducting a typical seismic qualification test was presented at the course. Seismic qualification usually involves the shaking of a full-scale prototype on an earthquake shaking table. Alternative methods include qualification by numerical analysis or by reference to databases of previously qualified equipment. This course focused on the physical testing methodology, providing a general overview of the process, its objectives, commonly adopted standards, and key technical issues to be aware of. The course included a demonstration of a full seismic qualification test programme on the earthquake shaking table at Bristol University.

Dates: 11 – 12 January 2011

Place: University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Topic: Seismic qualification

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones

Registration fee: Free of charge



Course Presentations (click on title to download)
 

1. Introduction to Seismic Qualification (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol)

2. Introduction to Response Spectra and Signal Shaping (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol)

3. Secondary Response Spectra (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol and Paul Johnston, Atkins)

4. Seismic Qualification Test Protocols, Standards and Methodology (Chris Stone, TRaC Global Limited)

5. Developing a Seismic Qualification Test Programme (Dr Adam Crewe, Univ. of Bristol)

6. Typical Project Documentation (Dr Adam Crewe, Univ. of Bristol)



Breakdown of attendees 


Preparatory Course on Physical Modelling in Centrifuge Tests, IFSTTAR, March 2011

Course overview: This training course of the SERIES project was organized by IFSTTAR and UCAM. It was a preparatory course focusing on seismic centrifuge tests. In particular, the followings topics were covered: similitude laws, experimental facilities (centrifuge, shaker, boxes), model making techniques, soil characterisation and data acquisition. Previous experimental results were illustrated. In addition to the presentations, a visit of the IFSTTAR centrifuge and a demonstration test was organized. 

Date: 3-4 March 2011

Place: IFSTTAR, Bouguenais, France

Topic: Basics of modelling for seismic centrifuge tests

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones.

Registration fee: Free of charge


Course presentations (click on title to download)

1. The earthquake simulator Actidyn QS 80 (Jean-Louis Chazelas) 

2. Similitude laws in centrifuge modeling (Sandra Escoffier)

3. Soil characterization (Sandra Escoffier)

4. Sample preparation (Sandra Escoffier)

5. Seismic centrifuge modelling - examples (S. Escoffier, J.L Chazelas)

6. Principles of centrifuge modeling (Gopal Madabhushi)

7. Application of centrifuge modeling (Gopal Madabhushi)

8. Facilities at University of Cambridge (UCAM) (Gopal Madabhushi)

9. Saturation of sands with viscous fluids (Gopal Madabhushi)

10. Model containers in Dynamic Centrifuge Modelling (Gopal Madabhushi)

11. Instrumentation & Data Acquisition (Gopal Madabhushi)

12. Signal Processing Techniques (Gopal Madabhushi)


Breakdown of attendees

Preparatory Course on Shaking Table Tests, Saclay, 25 January 2012

Date: 25 January 2012

Place: CEA, Saclay, FR (EMSI laboratory, CEA Saclay, building 603, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France)

Topic: Shaking table tests

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones 

Registration fee: Free of charge


Agenda: Click here to download


Course Presentations (click on title to download)

1. CEA Shaking Table Control Strategy and Test Sequence (A. Le Maoult)

2. Use of Digital Image Correlation in Quasi-Static 3 Points Bending Campaign (R. Crambuer)

3. Similitude and Experimental Methods (I. Politopoulos)

4. Stereovision Displacement Measurements in TAMARIS (P. Mongabure)

5. Mock-up Boundary Conditions: Structure and Shaking Table Interaction (A. Le Maoult)



Breakdown of attendees 

 

 

Preparatory Course on Dynamic Experimental Testing, Lisbon, September 23, 2012

Dates: 23 and 25-26 September 2012

Place: LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal 

Course overview: This course focuses on offering a basic comprehension and on developing essential skills required for the preparation, analysis and interpretation of shaking table tests. The subjects will be introduced using a practical-oriented approach, by means of slide-based lectures and hands-on sessions. Special interaction will be made with the on-going 15WCEE Blind Test Challenge tests (25-26 September 2012).

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, researchers and technicians engaged or interested in shaking table tests from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones. 

Registration fee: Free of charge.

The number of places available for the course is limited. Priority will be given to SERIES Transnational Access users and to research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project. Notification of application acceptance will be sent after September 1st, 2012; TA Users will be notified at an earlier date.

Applicants should complete an application form and send it to Anabela Martins (anabela@lnec.pt).

Course programme (click to download)


Course Presentations (click on title to download)

1. Preparatory Course on Dynamic Experimantal Testing (Alfredo Campos Costa)

2. Physical Modelling, Instrumentation and Testing (Paulo Xavier Candeias)

3. Practical Introduction to Measurements, Signal Processing and System Identification for Dynamic Testing (Luis Mendes)


 Breakdown of attendees per country

Breakdown of attendees per category

Workshops

1st Workshop, Iasi, July 2009

1st Workshop, 2009 July 14, Iasi, Romania

Click here to read the Workshop conclusions. Presentations in .pdf format are available at the following table (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download):

No
Speaker
Title of presentation
1
G. Atanasiu
2
M.N. Fardis
3
E.C. Carvalho
4
F. Taucer
5
A. LeMaoult
6
F. Taucer and G. Magonette
7
J.-C., Queval
8
A. Pavese
9
E. Coelho
10
C. Taylor
11
J.-L. Chazelas and G. Madhabushi

2nd Workshop, Ohrid, September 2010

Role of Research Infrastructures in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, 2 September 2010, Ohrid (MK)

The Workshop Proceedings Role of Seismic Testing Facilities in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering-SERIES Workshop have been published by Springer as Vol. 22 of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering series (hardcover, 384 p, ISBN 978-94-007-1976-7).

Presentations in .pdf format (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download)

No Speaker Title of presentation
1 F. Taucer, A. Pinto How can experimental testing contribute to performance based earthquake engineering
2 F. Marrazzi, I. Politopoulos, A. Pavese Towards a new European facility for advanced seismic testing (E-FAST)
3 S. Peloso, A. Pavese, C. Casarotti EUCENTRE TREES LAB: Laboratory for training and research in earthquake engineering and seismology
4 E. Coelho, A. Campos Costa, P. Candeias Experimental earthquake engineering research at LNEC
5 Z. Rakicevic, D. Jurukovski, A. Bogdanovic Structural and behaviour constraints of large scale experiments
6 F. Lunghi, A. Pavese, S. Peloso, I. Lanese Computer Vision System for advanced high precision displacement measurements
7 U. Dorka, F. Obon Use of large numerical models and high performance computers in geographically distributed seismic tests
8 T. Karavasilis, J. Ricles, R. Sause, C. Chen Experimental evaluation of the seismic performance of steel buildings with passive dampers using real-time hybrid simulation
9 B. Acun, H. Sucuoglu Performance limits for reinforced concrete columns under severe displacement cycles
10 A. Tsitos, G. Mosqueda Experimental study of progressive collapse of conventional and post-tensioned steel frames
11 V. Shendova Shaking table testing of models of historic buildings and monuments' experience
12 I. Psycharis, H. Mouzakis, G. Kremmyda Experimental investigation of the behaviour of pinned beam-column connections to pure shear monotonic and cyclic excitation
13 B. Ozturk Current state of art of the role of research infrastructures on performance based earthquake engineering and future perspectives for Europe
14 U. Cilingir, S. Haigh, C. Heron, G. Madabhushi, J.-L. Chazelas, S. Escoffier Cross-facility validation of dynamic centrifuge testing
15 L. Dihoru, M. Dietz, A.J. Crewe, C.A. Taylor Laminar shear box design for soil-structure interaction studies
16 C. Boutin, S. Hans, J. Soubestre, C. Taylor, E. Ibraim, M. Dietz, L. Dihoru, M. Lefik, M. Wojciechowski, L. Batali, H. Popa, J. Snaebjornsson, R. Sigbjornsson Dynamic behaviour of reinforced soil: theoretical modelling versus shaking table experiments
17 F. Leon, G.M. Atanasiu, M.H. Zaharia Innovative artificial intelligence methods for minimizing the risk in post-seismic interventions

3rd Internationl Workshop, Istanbul (TR), 8-9 February, 2012

3rd International Workshop: "Role of research infrastructures in seismic rehabilitation", Istanbul (TR), 8-9 February, 2012

The Workshop Proceedings "Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures" have been published by Springer as Vol. 26 of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering series (hardcover, 497 p, ISBN 978-3-319-00457-0).

Visit here the Workshop's web-page.

Click here to download the Workshop Programme.

Presentations in .pdf format (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download)


1st day - Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 (9:00 - 16:25)
 

No Speaker Title of presentation
  A.Ilki (ITU) Opening - Welcome
SS1-1 N. J.Perera, D.P.Thambiratnam (Queensland Univ., Robert Bird Group Australia) A Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Approach to Protection of Infrastructure from Seismic Actions
SS1-2 A. Yakut, A. Erberik, S. Akkar, H. Sucuoglu, A. Ilki (METU, ITU) Rapid Seismic Assessment Procedures for Turkish Building Stock
SS1-3 O.Gedik, R.Hikiji, A.Tasai (Yokohama National University, Japan) Effects of Waterjet Technique Application on Joining Surfaces of External Retrofitting Technique
SS1-4 U.Yazgan, R.Oyguc (ITU) Post-earthquake Risk-based Decision Making Methodology
for Turkish School Buildings
SS2-1 U. Mert Tugsal, B.Taskin (ITU) Structural Vulnerability Functions and Comparison of the Observed Damage of RC Buildings after Major Turkish Earthquakes
SS2-2 Z.Dalkilic, S.Soyoz (Bogazici University) Determination of Seismic Vulnerability
Using Ambient and Forced Vibration Data
SS2-3 F.Leon, G. M. Atanasiu (TUIasi) Probabilistic Path Finding Method for Post-Disaster Risk Estimation
SS2-4 M. Di Ludovico, R. Frascadore, A. Prota, M. Dolce, G. Manfredi (UNAP) Effects of Local Strengthening Interventions on the Global Seismic Performance of Existing RC Structures
SS2-5 M. Di Ludovico, A. Balsamo, A. Prota, G.M. Verderame, M. Dolce , G. Manfredi (UNAP) Experimental Behavior of non Conforming full scale RC Beam-Column Joints Retrofitted with FRP
SS3-1  R.Oyguc, H.Boduroglu (ITU) Capacity Assessment of Existing RC Buildings Using a 3-D Adaptive Pushover Procedure
SS3-2  B.H. Al-Gohi, C. Demir, A. Ilki, M.H. Baluch, M.K. Rahman (ITU, KFUPM Saudi Arabia) Assessing Seismic Vulnerability of Multi-Leaf, Heritage Masonry Walls Using Elasto-Plastic Damage Model
SS3-3  G. Turan (Izmir Inst. of Technology) Hybrid Control of a 3-D Structure by using Semi-Active Dampers
SS3-4  K.Orakçal (Bogazici University) Towards Robust Behavioral Modeling of R.C. Members
SS4-1   V. Shendova, Z.Rakicevic, R.Apostolska, Z.Bozinovski (IZIIS) Implementation of Experimentaly Developed Methodology for Seismic Strenghtening and Repair in Historic Monuments 
SS4-2   B.Ozturk (Nigde University) Effect of CFRP Retrofitting Application on Seismic Behavior of Historic Monumental Buildings at Cappadocia Region of Turkey
SS4-3   M. Ajmal, M.K. Rahman, Z. Celep, M.H. Baluch (ITU, KFUPM Saudi Arabia) Nonlinear Static Pushover and Dynamic Time-History Analysis of a Shear Wall Building in Madinah
SS4-4  D. Ahmed, M.K. Rahman, A.Ilki, M.H. Baluch (KFUPM Saudi Arabia, ITU) Finite Element Modeling of Seismic Performance of Low Concrete Strength Exterior Beam-Column Joints


2nd day - Thursday, February 9th, 2012 (9:00 - 17:10)

No Speaker Title of presentation
  M.Sozen (Purdue Univ.)

Leges de terrae concussione necesse est mutare

SS5-1 E.Eseller-Bayat, M.K.Yegian, S.Gokyer (ITU, Northeastern University ) Earthquake Engineering Experimental Facility
for Research and Public Outreach
SS5-2 P. Ezzatfar, M.E.Ayatar, B.Binici, O.Kurc, E.Canbay, H.Sucuoglu, G.Ozcebe (METU) Application of Mesh Reinforced Mortar for Performance Enhancement of Infill Walls
SS5-3 M.Urban, L.Stempniewski (KIT) Shaking Table Test of a Pre-damaged Masonry Building Retrofitted with a Mortar-Textile Composite
SS5-4
D.Bournas, T.Triantafillou

(JRC, UPAT)

Experimental Research on Seismic Retrofitting of Old-type
RC Columns with Advanced Composite Materials
SS6-1 M.N.Fardis, A.Schetakis, E.Strepelias (UPAT) Seismic Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings by Converting Frame Bays into RC Walls
SS6-2 E.Strepelias, X.Palios, S.Bousias, M.N.Fardis (UPAT) Pseudodynamic Tests on 4-storey Nonductile Frames with RC Infilling of the Bay
SS6-3 C. Z. Chrysostomou, N. Kyriakides, P. Kotronis, P. Roussis, M. Poljansek, F. Taucer (JRC) RC Infilling of Existing RC Structures for Seismic Retrofitting
SS6-4 H. Kanno, N. Teramoto, T. Nishida, J. Kobayashi (Akita Prefectural University, Japan) Substructure Pseudo-Dynamic Tests on Seismic Response Control of Soft-first-story Buildings
SS6-5 Z. Celep, Y. Durgun (ITU) Seismic Response of the School Buildings in Van to Earthquake October 24, 2011
SS7-1 
R.Garcia et al.

(TA Project BANDIT at CEA)

Shaking Table Tests on Deficient RC Frames Strengthened with Post-Tensioned Metal Straps
SS7-2 S.Ivorra, D.Foti, I.Ricci, G.Gasparini, S.Silvestri, T.Trombetti (Univ. de Alicante, Tech. Univ. of Bari, Univ. of Bologna) Shaking Table Test Design to Evaluate Earthquake Capacity of a 3-storey Building Specimen Composed of Cast-in-situ Concrete Walls 
SS7-3  H.Degee, A.Plumier, L.Lascar, L.Vasseur (University of Liège, Wienerberger nv) Contribution of the Spandrels and of the Perpendicular Walls to the Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls
SS7-4 P. Kloukinas, A. Penna, A. Scotto Di Santolo, S. Bhattacharya, M. Dietz, L. Dihoru, A. Evangelista, A.L. Simonelli, C.A. Taylor, G. Mylonakis (UPAT, CIMA-AMRA, UNAP, UNIVBRIS, Univ. of Sannio) Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Behaviour of Cantilever Retaining Walls
SS8-1 
A.L. Simonelli et al.

(TA Project PILESI at UNIVBRIS)

Seismic Assessment of Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction
SS8-2 G.Tsinidis, D.Pitilakis , E.Rovithis, E.Kirtas, A.Anastasiadis, K.Pitilakis (AUTH) Physical Modeling for the Evaluation of the Seismic Behavior of Underground Structures
SS8-3 C.M. Heron, S.K. Haigh, S.P.G. Madabhushi (UCAM) Susceptibility of Shallow Foundations to Rocking and Sliding Movements during Seismic Loading
SS8-4 A.Marques, P.Coelho, U.Cilingir, S.Haigh, G.Madabhushi (Univ. of Coimbra, Univ. of Sheffield, UCAM) Centrifuge Modelling of Liquefaction-Induced Settlement of Shallow Foundations
SS8-5  A.M.Y. Mohammed, K. Maekawa (University of Tokyo) Stability Control of Rafted Pile Foundation against Soil Liquefaction 



Actuators Workshop, Iasi, July 2009

Click here to read the Workshop conclusions. Presentations in .pdf format are available at the following table (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download):

No
Speaker Title of presentation
1
C. Taylor Introduction
2
C. Taylor Shaking Table Actuator Needs 
3
G. Magonette Novel Actuation Systems for Real-Time Control
4
T. Blakeborough General Laboratory and Field Testing
5
P. Mellor Electromagnetic Actuation Technologies
6
F. Argeri and G. Moscatelli Actuation Developments at Moog
7
B. Fazzari Actuation Developments at Bosch Rexroth
8
N. Richardson Actuation Developments at Servotest

 

E-FAST and SERIES Workshop on Substructure and Distributed Testing, Kassel (DE), 21-22 October, 2010

Click here to download the agenda. 
 

Presentations in .pdf format (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download)

No Speaker Title of presentation
1 Oreste Bursi (UNITN) UNITN experience on substructure testing, 1st part
UNITN experience on substructure testing, 2nd part
2 Pierre Pegon (JRC) Substructuring at ELSA
3 Tony Blakeborough (Oxford) Oxford experience in substructure testing
4 Tony Blakeborough (Oxford) UK-NEES experience in distributed testing
5 Van Thuan Nguyen, Uwe Dorka (UNIKA) UNIKA experience on real-time substructure testing
6 Ferran Obon Santacana, Uwe Dorka (UNIKA) Use of large numerical models and high performance computers in geographically distributed testing

SERIES Concluding Workshop - Joint with US-NEES "Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures" - Ispra, May 28-30, 2013, In memory of Prof. Roy Severn

Presentations in .pdf format (click on the title or right click -> save target as to download)

1st day - Tuesday, 28 May 2013 (9:00 - 18:00) 

No Speaker Title of presentation
Session 1: Hybrid Testing
  Bursi O Opening remarks on hybrid testing
SS1-1 Mosalam KM, Günay S
SS1-2 Ou G, Dyke SJ, Wu B
SS1-3 Nakata N, Krug E
SS1-4 Bursi OS, Ceravolo R, Di Sarno L, Erdik M, Paolacci F, Sartori M, Pegon P
SS1-5 Abbiati G, Bursi OS, Cazzador E, Mei Z, Paolacci F, Pegon P
SS1-6 Abbiati G, Bursi OS, Cazzador E, Mei Z
SS1-7 Obón Santacana F, Dorka UE
SS1-8 Reza MS, Abbiati G, Bonelli A, Bursi OS
SS1-9 Abbiati G, Bonelli A, Bursi OS, Reza MS
SS1-10 Phillips BM, Spencer BF Jr.
SS1-11 Lamata Martinez I, Obón Santacana F, Williams MS, Blakeborough A, Dorka UE A support platform for distributed hybrid testing
SS1-12 Tang Z, Dietz M, Li Z, Taylor C Dynamic substructuring for soil structure interaction using a shaking table
SS1-13 Dertimanis VK, Mouzakis HP, Psycharis IN
SS1-14 Chatzigogos CT, Dietz M, Pecker A,Tang Z Towards an implementation of the FHT technique for SSI systems using nonlinear macroelements 
  Bursi O, Dyke S Roundtable discussion
Session 2: TA to Centrifuge Facilities
SS2-1 Ülgen D, Sağlam S, Özkan MY, Chazelas J-L
SS2-2
Tsinidis G, Rovithis E, Pitilakis K, Chazelas J-L
SS2-3 Tsinidis G, Heron C, Madabhushi SPG, Pitilakis K, Stringer M
SS2-4
Karamitros DK, Cilingir U, Bouckovalas GD, Madabhushi SPG, Papadimitriou AG, Haigh SK
Experimental verification of shallow foundation performance under earthquake-induced liquefaction
SS2-5
Marques A, Coelho P, Haigh SK, Madabhushi SPG
SS2-6
Aversa S, De Sanctis L, Maiorano RMS, Tricarico M, Viggiani G, Conti R, Madabhushi SPG, Stringer M, Heron C
SS2-7 Bozzano F, Bretschneider A, Giacomi AC, Martino S, Scarascia Mugnozza G, Escoffier S, Lenti L, Chazelas J-L, Favraud C, Macé D

2nd day - Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (9:00 - 17:45) 

No Speaker Title of presentation
Session 3: US-NEES developments
 SS3-1 Ramirez J
SS3-2 Browning J
SS3-3 Van de Lindt JW
SS3-4 Fossum B
SS3-5 Bernal D
Session 4: SERIES Networking Activities
  Pegon P Opening remarks
SS4-1 Hasan MR, Farazi F, Bursi OS, Reza MS
SS4-2 Lamata Martinez I, Ioannidis I, Fidas C, Williams M, Pegon P
SS4-3 Bosi A, Kotinas I, Martinez IL, Bousias S, Chazelas J-L, Dietz M, Hasan MR, Madabhusi SPG, Prota A, Blakeborough T, Pegon P
SS4-4 Zola M, Taucer F
  Ramirez J, Pegon P Roundtable discussion
Session 5: SERIES TA to Shaking Table Facilities on masonry, RC and steel structures
SS5-1 Lu S, Jäger A, Mendes L, Campos Costa A, Candeias P, Coelho E, Degée H, Mordant C, Sendova V, Rakicevic ZT, Tomazevic M
SS5-2
Leite J, Lourenço PB, Vintzileou E, Palieraki V, Correia AA, Candeias P, Campos Costa A, Coelho E
SS5-3 Mordant C, Dietz M, Vasseur L, Degée H
SS5-4 Tondelli M, Petry S, Lanese I, Beyer K, Peloso S
SS5-5 Yakut A, Le Maoult A, Richard B, Ragueneau F, Atanasiu GM, Scheer S, Diler S
SS5-6
Broderick BM, Hunt A, Mongabure P, LeMaoult A, Goggins JM, Salawdeh S, O’Reilly G, Beg D, Moze P, Sinur F, Elghazouli AY, Plumier A
Session 6: SERIES TA to Shaking Table facilities on wood structures / General on experimental facilities
SS6-1
Kasal B, Heiduschke A, Pospisil S, Urushadze S, Zembaty Z
SS6-2
Piazza M, Tomasi R, Campos Costa A, Candeias P
SS6-3 Lu X, Wang D, Zhao B
SS6-4 Bournas D, Negro P, Molina F-J
SS6-5
Coelho E, Campos Costa A, Candeias P, Mendes L, Correia A


3rd day - Thursday, 30 May 2013 (9:00 - 16:20)
 

No Speaker Title of presentation
Session 7: Analytical and Experimental work on SSI, wave propagation and field testing, including SERIES TA to Shaking Table Facilities
 SS7-1 Anastasopoulos I, Zarzouras O, Georgarakos T, Drossos V, Gazetas G
SS7-2 Sesov V, Edip K, Cvetanovska J
SS7-3 Foti D, Ivorra S, Trombetti T, Silvestri S, Gasparini G, Taylor C, Dietz M
SS7-4 Schwan L, Boutin C, Dietz M, Padron LA, Bard P-Y, Castellaro S, Ibraim E, Maeso O, Aznárez JJ, Taylor C
SS7-5 Pitilakis D, Rovithis E, Anastasiadis A, Pitilakis K
Session 8: Analytical and experimental techniques/ SERIES TA to Reaction Wall Facility
SS8-1 Chang K-C
SS8-2 Binbir E, Demir C, Ispir M, Ilki A
SS8-3 Rakicevic ZT, Markovski I, Filipovski D, Micajkov S, Garevski M
SS8-4 Hwang S-J
SS8-5
Paolacci F, Alessandri S, Mohamad A, Corritore D, Derisi R
SS8-6 Stratan A, Dubina D, Ioan A, Taucer F, Poljansek M
  Fardis M, Ramirez J, SERIES Ext Scient Com Conclusions and recommendations
  Taylor C A tribute to Roy Severn

Click here to download the Workshop programme.
Click here to download the Workshop abstracts. 

A three-day international workshop, dedicated in memory of Prof. Roy Severn, took place at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, on May 28-30, 2013. It was organised by the JRC, within the framework of the European Commission’s FP7 Project SERIES (“Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies”).

The workshop was co-organised with the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES, USA) and presented the main outcomes of the SERIES project and of parallel developments within NEES. Participation of other related FP7 Projects as well as of other international research infrastructures/networks was welcome.
There was no registration fee.

The Proceedings are expected to be published by a reputed publisher. Contributing authors will receive a complimentary copy. 

Special Session on Recent Advances in Hybrid Simulations
In the framework of the Workshop a Special Session was organised on Recent Advances in Hybrid Simulations. The scope of this Special Session was to provide recent advances on numerical methods, testing techniques and control strategies from a hybrid simulation perspective. Major focus was given to implementation aspects of software and hardware as well as to applications to significant case studies. The session was co-organised with the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES, USA). One-page abstracts were submitted to series@upatras.gr until 25 March, 2013, noting as subject: “Joint SERIES-NEES Workshop - Recent Advances in Hybrid Simulations”. Full papers have been invited for submission for the Proceedings voume. As an alternative and to promote software tools, there was a possibility to present a contribution of 2-3 pages paper according to the attached template for the Special Session. 

Astracts and presentations of contributions to the Hybrid Simulation Special Session are provided above (top of the page).