Plenary Talks

Welcome by Professor Ralph Archuleta

Plenary Session 1: Recent Significant Earthquakes

Moderator: Sandra Seale

Hiroshi Kawase: Strong Motion Characteristics and Their Damage Impact to Structures during the Off Pacific Ocean, Tohoku Earthquake of March 11, 2011

Kuo-Liang Wen: Nonlinear Site Response of the 2010 Darfield, New Zealand, Earthquake

Yefei Ren: Recent Experience and Practice for Strong Motion Observation in China

Plenary Session 2: Site Response Modeling Using Borehole Data

Moderator: Dominic Assimaki

Youssef Hashash: Enhancing Site Response Modeling through Downhole Array Recordings

Asli Kurtulus: Geotechnical Arrays Recently Deployed in Istanbul

Steven Kramer: Site Response Modeling in Liquefiable Soil Profiles

Fabian Bonilla: The Challenge of Nonlinear Site Response: Field Data Observations and Numerical Simulations

Plenary Session 3: Ground Motion Simulation

Moderator: Luis Dalguer

Pierre-Yves Bard (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3): Verification and Validation of Numerical Simulation Techniques: Lessons from the "E2VP" Project and Ongoing Studies in Europe

Arthur Frankel: Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps for Seattle: 3D Sedimentary Basin Effects, Nonlinear Site Response, and Uncertainties from Random Velocity Variations

Roberto Paolucci: 3D Numerical Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motion in Sedimentary Basins: The Cases of Gubbio and L'Aquila, Central Italy

Plenary Session 4: Nonlinearity in Site Response

Moderator: Thomas Holzer

Susumu Iai: Nonlinearity in Site Response - Nonlinear Volumetric Mechanism

Ross Boulanger: Numerical Modeling of Liquefaction Effects

Laurie Baise: Complex Site Response - Does One-Dimensional Site Response Work?

C. B. Crouse: Effects of Local Geology on Earthquake Ground Motions: From Research to Engineering Practice and Building Codes

Plenary Session 5: Spatial Variability of Ground Motions

Moderator: Francisco Sanchez-Sesma

Jonathan Stewart: Engineering Characterization of Spatially Variable Earthquake Ground Motions

Jack Baker: Effects of Earthquake Source Geometry and Site Conditions on Spatial Correlation of Earthquake Ground Motion Hazard

Plenary Session 6:

The Vs30 Debate:
How We Can and Cannot Use Vs30 in Site Response Estimation