Carnegie Mellon University
April 08, 2013

Professor Bielak Presents at T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series

Professor Bielak Presents at T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series

Afsoon Nicknam explains her research to guest judge Professor BielakAfsoon Nicknam explains her research to guest judge Professor Bielak

CEE Professor Jacobo Bielak recently presented at the T.T. Soong Student Lecture in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His talk, titled Soil-Structure Interaction Effects of Building Clusters During Earthquakes, discussed the use of Hercules, a code developed by the CMU Quake group to model the initiation, path and effects of an earthquake as well as the Domain Reduction Method (DRM), a methodology for incorporating the incoming seismic motion into the analysis of the earthquake response of civil infrastructure in a localized region.

In addition to presenting his research, Bielak also served as a guest judge in the 2013 CSEE Graduate Student Poster Competition which covered a wide range of topics in civil engineering, including computational mechanics, earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, and transportation engineering.

To view the archived webcast of his talk, please click here.

Pictured above: Jacob Bielak with students from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - SUNY at Buffalo.