Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis and Applications in Modeling Deep Foundations and Tunnels

The presentation will highlight soil-structure-interaction (SSi) analysis techniques and their application in modeling geo-structure systems of practical significance in earthquake engineering. Applications in modeling deep bridge foundations and tunnels and the computation of effective input motions (kinematic interaction) for seismic analysis are presented. Relevant aspects from case studies associated with recent projects (San Francisco Bay Area and internationally) will be highlighted.

Date: Thursday, October 1st 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 (5:30 Networking; 6:00 Program)
Location: The EPICENTER, 245 Third street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
RSVP: chapterinfo@eerinc.org by Wednesday September 23rd. Please RSVP so that we order enough food; however, don’t hesitate to bring along a suddenly inspired co-worker at the last minute!

Donikian-8.27.15Mr. Roupen Donikian is a Senior Engineering Manager at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and currently serves in the capacity of a Technical Specialist in Earthquake Engineering in the Geotechnical and Tunneling Group. He has more than 35 years experience in structural engineering, applied mechanics, and earthquake engineering. He has worked on major bridge and tunneling projects nationally and internationally, including the Doyle Drive Replacement, MUNI Central Subway, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Replacement, BART underground stations seismic evaluation and retrofit, and the seismic retrofit of the Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward Bridge projects in the Bay Area.  Roupen’s expertise includes: numerical modeling and analysis of large-scale structures; soil-structure interaction (SSI) analysis; structural stability analysis; and modeling & analysis of deep foundations.  Roupen holds an MEng degree in Applied Mechanics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Northrop University.

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