February 29, 2020 – Engineering Workshop on Abaqus

“Tutorial on Introduction to Abaqus”

A three hour tutorial on “Introduction to Abaqus” was conducted by UB-EERI Student Chapter on February 29, 2020. This was the third 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. Two UB PhD students, Sai Sharath Parsi and Nidhish Jain, who have hands on experience with the software presented the tutorial on the following topics: Introduction to Abaqus GUI, modeling , modal analysis, quasi-static analysis, earthquake (dynamic) analysis, buckling analysis, and writing scripts to generate models.

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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 CSEE graduate students attended the tutorial which covered: Introduction to LS-DYNA – modeling, cards, solvers; Eigenvalue, static, and dynamic analysis of beams with different boundary conditions, introduction to blast analysis.

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November 22, 2019 – Engineering Workshop on SAP2000

“Tutorial on Introduction to 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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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

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