Webinar Collaboration with DesignSafe

Our Collaboration

DesignSafe and Asdea Software have teamed up to provide a new webinar series on STKO and OpenSees. DesignSafe is a cyberinfrastructure that is part of the Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). They provide cloud-based tools for researching and understanding the impacts of natural hazards. OpenSees has long been available on their platform, and STKO is as well. This will be an annual segment for Asdea Software webinars. 
To help users learn more about STKO, OpenSees, and the potential of the programs, DesignSafe will now be hosting a webinar series that we are helping to organize. It will feature academic researchers from around the world who will present on a variety of topics. Scroll down to see info about the next webinar and how to sign up! At the bottom of the page, we will also insert links to the recordings of previous webinars and folders where you can download any related files.

Our Webinars

Use the following links to navigate through our selection of advanced webinars!

Dr. José Abell

Dr. José Abell

Featured Presenter

Dr. José Abell (Universidad de los Andes, Chile) is a Chilean professor working at the Universidad de los Andes (Chile) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He obtained an MSE from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, RM, Chile, and received his PhD from the University of California, Davis in the United States. His personal research focuses on the study of linear and nonlinear structure-soil systems under seismic loading through modeling and simulation. An important aspect of his research is that he places great emphasis on correctly describing the propagation of seismic waves from source to site, coupling detailed models of seismic motions with detailed models of sites and structures. Furthermore, he is a developer of OpenSees and a longtime user of STKO.

Upcoming Webinars:

Number Title Featured Presenter Date Registration Link
02 TBA TBA2024
03 TBA TBA 2024
Past DesignSafe Webinar Videos and Files

Number Webinar Description Files
Domain Reduction Method with ShakerMaker, STKO, and OpenSees
Dr. José Abell discusses the Domain Reduction Method (DRM), which employs complex seismic motions to model earthquake responses in civil infrastructure through local-scale numerical simulations. The course covers ShakerMaker, DRM theory, and simulation considerations, featuring a case study on a high-rise building in Santiago, Chile, subjected to DRM motions from the nearby San Ramón fault.
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