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EERI Distiguished Lecture at UC Irvine - Thursday, May 4

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                2000 EERI Distinguished Lecture

      Earthquake Engineering for Transportation Structures: 
                   Past, Present, and Future

     Co-sponsored by the UCI Student Chapter of EERI and the 
      UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

                McDonnell-Douglas Auditorium
                        May 4, 2000 

Joseph Penzien, Professor Emeritus of structural engineering at the
University of California at Berkeley and Senior Principal with
International Civil Engineering Consultants, Inc., has been chosen to
give EERI's Year 2000 Distinguished Lecture. His topic will be
"Earthquake Engineering for Transportation Structures: Past, Present,
and Future."

The lecture will trace advances applied to transportation structures
over the past 50 years, with emphasis on: 1) characterizing seismic
ground-motion response spectra, time histories, and spatial
variations; 2) evaluating free-field site response; 3) setting
performance criteria and design procedures; 4) detailing of designs;
5) modelling of structures and dynamic analysis; 6) capacity
evaluations and testing of components; and 7) assessing performance in
relation to set criteria. Penzien will discuss vulnerability studies
applied to older seismically deficient transportation structures, and
will illustrate retrofit measures designed to remove deficiencies. He
will also make suggestions to improve the seismic safety of
transportation structures in the future.

The talk will begin promptly at 3pm, with a question session beginning 
at 4:15pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Free to the public.
Replies requested to chamilto(--nospam--at), but all attendees will be welcome.

Charles Hamilton, EIT                   Graduate Student Researcher     
Department of Civil and                 Phone: 949.824.8694
    Environmental Engineering           FAX:   949.824.2117 
University of California, Irvine        Email: chamilto(--nospam--at)