Jacobo Bielak, P.E.-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Jacobo Bielak, P.E.

Hamerschlag University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Address:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Office: Porter Hall 123H
Phone: 412-268-2958
Fax: 412-268-7813

Research Group: MMC

Education

Ph.D. 1971, California Institute of Technology

Areas of Interest

Computational mechanics, with special emphasis on structural health monitoring of bridges and on earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. 

Selected Publications

  • Restrepo, D. and J. Bielak, “Virtual Topography—A fictitious domain approach for analyzing surface irregularities in large-scale earthquake ground motion simulation,” Int. J. Num. Meth. Eng. (accepted).
  • Isbiliroglu, Y., R. Taborda, and J. Bielak. (2014) “Coupled soil-structure interaction effects of building clusters during earthquakes,” Earthq. Spectra in Press, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/102412EQS315M
  • Cerda, F., S. Chen, J. Bielak, J.H. Garrett, P. Rizzo, and J. Kovačević (2014)  “Indirect structural health monitoring of a simplified laboratory-scale bridge model,” Smart Struct. Syst., 13, 849-868, doi:10.12989/sss.2014.13.5.000
  • Chen, S., F. Cerda, P. Rizzo, J. Bielak, J. H. Garrett, and J. Kovačević (2014) “ Semi-supervised multiresolution classification using adaptive graph filtering with application to indirect bridge structural health monitoring,” IEEE Trans. Signal Process., 62, 2879-2893
  • Lederman, G., Z. Wang, J. Bielak, H. Noh, J.H. Garrett, S. Chen, J. Kovačević, F. Cerda, and P. Rizzo. (2014) “Damage quantification and localization algorithms for indirect SHM of bridges,” Proc. IABMAS 2014, doi: 10.1201/b17063-93
  • Taborda, R. and J. Bielak. (2014) “Ground-motion simulation and validation of the 2008 Chino Hills, California, earthquake using different velocity models,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 104, 1876–1898, doi: 10.1785/0120130266
  • Hagstrom, T., D. Givoli, D. Rabinovich, and J. Bielak, “The Double Absorbing Boundary method,” J. Comput. Phys., 259, 220-241


Recent Awards

  • 2013: elected as a fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics   (USACM).
  • 2013: named the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Initial Holder).
  • 2011: named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2010: elected to the National Academy of Engineering, for advancing knowledge and methods in earthquake engineering and in regional-scale seismic motion simulation.