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COSMOS Technical Sessions


2008 COSMOS Technical Session

Selection and Scaling of Ground Motions for Site Response Analysis and Geotechnical Evaluations

November 21, 2008
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Oakland Hilton Airport
Oakland, California

Schedule Title Authors
7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Overview of Day B. Bachman
8:45 Conclusions from Previous COSMOS Meeting and Importance of Today’s Topic N. Abrahamson
9:15 Site-Specific Site Response Analysis and Its Link to Structural Analysis, Design, and Code Requirements C.B. Crouse
9:45 Time History Selection for Design and Analysis of LA Port Marginal Wharf Facilities P. Lam
10:15 BREAK
10:45 Update on New Center for Earthquake Strong-Motion Data W. Savage
T. Shakal
11:00 Update on COSMOS Initiatives Bill Iwan
Doug Dreger
C.B Crouse
N. Abrahamson
11:30 LUNCH
Noon COSMOS Annual Meeting J. F. Davis
1:00 Introduction to Research on Time Series Selection for Geotechnical Projects J. Watson-Lamprey
1:15 BART Tube Project Time Series Selection Concerns and the Final Resolution T. Travasarou
1:45 DSOD Approach to Developing Design Ground Motions for Earth Dams J. Howard
2:15 Ground Motion Parameters that Control Ground Response Analysis Results C. Goulet
5:00 Variability of Levee Response Due to Time History Selection A. Zekkos
3:15 BREAK
3:45 Panel Discussion
5:00 Adjourn for no-host cocktail hour

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