Activities


February 22, 2020 – Engineering Workshop on LS-DYNA

“Tutorial on Introduction to LS-DYNA”

UB-EERI Student Chapter organized a tutorial on LS-DYNA on February 22, 2020. This was the second tutorial conducted as a part of the Chapter’s initiative “Introduction to using FEA software in structural engineering application” for the academic year 2019-2020. Ching Ching Yu and Faizan Ul Haq Mir, two UB PhD students who have in-depth knowledge in LS-DYNA presented the tutorial.

Many UB graduate students were benefited by this tutorial which covered:

  1. Introduction to LS-DYNA – modeling, cards, solvers etc.
  2. Eigenvalue, static, and dynamic analyses for beams with different boundary conditions and comparison of numerical results with those from hand calculations using Classical Beam Theory
  3. Analysis of the modeled beam for a sample blast loading

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November 22, 2019 – Engineering Workshop on SAP2000

“Tutorial on Seismic Analysis of Structures using SAP2000”

A tutorial on SAP2000 was organized by the UB-EERI Student Chapter on November 22, 2019. This was the first tutorial conducted as a part of the Chapter’s initiative “Introduction to using FEA software in structural engineering application” for the year 2019-2020. The tutorial was presented by three UB PhD Students: Kaivalya M Lal, Rahul Raman, and Sai Sharath Parsi. It was a 3 hour long tutorial covering a broad range of topics that are useful for seismic analysis of structures, both linear and nonlinear procedures, in SAP2000. Some of them include: Basics of modeling and meshing, modal analysis, geometric and material non-linearity, static push-over analysis, response-spectrum analysis, and linear and nonlinear response-history analysis.

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November 18, 2017 – 1st annual Lancaster STEAMfest

UB EERI Student Chapter participated today in the 1st annual Lancaster STEAMfest (Science Technology Engineering Arts/Architecture Math) This was an event for K-12 kids/families at Lancaster High School.

Some of our members volunteered to show some of the amazing engineering happening just here in Western New York

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October 21, 2017 – SAP2000 Tutorial

On October21, 2017, the UB-EERI Student Chapter organized a SAP2000 Tutorial. This tutorial covered DynamicAnalysis of Structures for students at the graduate level. The presenters were Ramla Karim Qureshi and Robin Kumar, both of them PhD students at UB.

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October 20, 2017 – UB-EERI Campfire Night

UB-EERI celebrated its 2017 Campfire Night on October 20th with the participation of  UB EERI members and other graduate students. It was an amazing night sharing good moments with fellows.

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October 15, 2017 – The Big Dig Day Volunteering

On October 15, 2017, members of the UB-EERI Student Chapter volunteered in “The Big Dig”. In this activity, organized by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University at Buffalo, the volunteers spent a morning planting approximately 600 daffodil, crocus, iris and allium bulbs in the garden beds throughout the Grace Plaza area, located in the UB’s North Campus.

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June 13, 2016 – Engineering Seminar

“Reconnaissance of Damaged Structures After the 2016 Muisne-Ecuador Earthquake”

Enrique Morales Moncayo and Jerome S. O’Connor, University at Buffalo

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Presentation

May 03, 2016 – Engineering Seminar

“Findings of a Reconnaissance Trip in Nepal Following the 2015 Earthquake”

Dr. Andreas Stavridis, University at Buffalo

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April 25, 2016 – Technical Trip

“Taylor Devices Inc.”

90 Taylor Drive, North Tonawanda, NY – 14120.

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April 23, 2016 – Technical Session and Social Hour

“Annual Journal Discussion Session and Dinner”

Attendance by invitation only.

Hadley Village Community Center, University at Buffalo, North Campus

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April 02, 2016 – Voluntary Activity

“Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo”

65 Sirret St., Buffalo, NY – 14220.

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March 25, 2016 – Engineering Seminar

“Cities, Earthquakes, and Time”

Prof. Robert Olshansky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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March 11, 2016 – Engineering Workshop

“Workshop on Performing Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis in SAP2000”

Dr. Manish Kumar, University at Buffalo

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List of Participants

March 04, 2016 – Engineering Seminar

“Seismic Rehabilitation of Sub-standard Steel Concentrically Braced Frame Buildings Using Stiff Elastic Cores”

Dr. Michael Pollino, Case Western Reserve University

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February 28, 2014 – Engineering Seminar

“Seismic Design of Nonstructable Building Elements: Why, How and Who?”

Prof. Andre Filiatrault, University at Buffalo

December 2, 2013 – Engineering Seminar

“On Using Rayleigh Damping Models in Computational Time History Seismic Analysis of Inelastic Structures”

Pierre Jehel, Ecole Centrale Paris, France

October 17, 2013 – Engineering Seminar

“Retrofit of California Memorial Stadium Protecting and Strengthening a Landmark on an Active Earthquake Fault”

David A. Friedman, SE , Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc., Chair of the Board of Directors, Senior Principal

October 7, 2013 – Engineering Seminar

“Cable-Stayed Bridges History and Evolution”

Dr. Andreas Felber