Sunday, September 20, 2015

BSMS alumnus presents at EACEF5-Indonesia

Last September 15-18, 2015, the 5th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF5) was held at Petra Christian University in Surabaya, Indonesia with a theme of "Civil Engineering Innovation for a Sustainable Future."

BSMS ERDT Scholar and now part-time faculty, Adrian Fredrick Dy presented a paper co-authored with his adviser, Dr. Andres Oreta at EACEF5  entitled, "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Soft Story Irregular Buildings Using Pushover Analysis." The paper focuses on utilizing pushover analysis as a method of refining preliminary seismic risk assessments for existing buildings. A static pushover analysis was utilized to determine the performance of a soft story building under different irregularity conditions.The study has found that one of the primary concerns in vertical irregularities is the localization of seismic demand. For soft story buildings, the concentration of seismic demand is where the soft story is located. Data from the pushover analysis is translated into score modifiers for the varying soft story severity which may be used for preliminary risk assessment tools.
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At the EACEF5 Parallel Session Oral Presentation

The Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF) was founded in 2006 in Germany by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harianto Hardjasaputra (Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Reineck, (University of Stuttgart, Germany). EACEF conferences are held every two years and have been held in Jakarta (2007), Langkawi (2009), Yogyakarta (2011) and Singapore (2013). 

Acknowledgement:  Adrian Dy (ERDT scjholar) was supported by the DOST-ERDT funds.

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