EACE International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 

Computational Mechanics, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

ICEEMGT-03 Conference Agenda

Ghion Hotel - Sheba Conference Hall

Day 1 January  9, 2003

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Plenary Session  - for all Attendees

Guest of Honor

Invited International Conference - Professor JN Reddy, Distinguished University Professor and Holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Chair, Texas A&M University, College Station

9:45 AM   – 10:15 AM

Tea Break and Networking Session

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Technical Session 1A – Earthquake Engineering in Ethiopia I

Session Chair: Dr. Shiferraw Taye – Addis Ababa University

1.      Invited Talk – Professor Amde M. Amde – University of Maryland, USA.

2.      Dr.-Ing. Asrat Worku, Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University, “Seismic Code Evaluations – Comparative Study”.

3.      Kassaye Seyoum, CALTRANS (California Department of Transportation, San Diego, CA), “Seismic Retrofitting of Bridges and Piers in California Highway Systems – Lessons Learnt”.

4.      Dawit Alemayehu, Adil Zekaria, Samuel Kinde Kassegne, Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University, “A New Efficient Multiple-Node Constraint Approach for FE Analysis of Radius-cut RBS Moment Frames in Highly Seismic Areas”.

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Discussion

12:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking Session

1:00   PM – 2:30 PM

Technical Session 2A – Geotechnical Engineering in Ethiopia I

Session Chair: Ato Frezer Zemedkun

1.      Invited Talk – Professor Dr. Wulf Schubert , Graz University of Technology, Austria, “Recent Developments in Tunnel Engineering”

2.      Shemsu Kemal, Kyoto University, Japan, “Suction Controlled Shear Strength Behavior”.

3.      Teodros Ayele, Kyoto University, Japan, “The Interface Friction Properties of Geosynthetics with Granular Soils”.

4.      Speaker 4 from Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University (TBA)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Discussion

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Technical Session 2A – Construction Management and Engineering in Ethiopia

Session Chair: Dr.-Ing. Abebe Dinku

1.      Invited Talk – Professor Dr. Gunther Riedmuller , Graz University of Technology, Austria, “Recent Developments in Tunnel Engineering”

2.      Maaza Mekuria, Axum Design and Engineering, Boston, MA, “Deformation Monitoring at the Central Artery / Tunnel Project in Boston, MA”

3.      Speaker 3 from Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University (TBA)

4.      Speaker 4 from Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers, Addis Ababa University (TBA)

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Discussion

Day 2 (Last Day) - January  10, 2003

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Plenary Session  - for all Attendees

Address by EACE – EACE President, Ato Shiferraw

Invited Speaker - Professor Negussei Tebedge

Professor of Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University

9:45 AM   – 10:15 AM

Tea Break and Networking Session

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Technical Session 1B – Earthquake Engineering in Ethiopia II

Session Chair: Dr.-Ing. Girma Zerayohannes

1.      Invited Talk – Dr. Laikemariam Asfaw, Geophysical Laboratory, Addis Ababa University.

2.      Samuel Kinde Kassegne, University of California at San Diego Engg Ext, La Jolla, USA, “Some Comments on EBCS-95 and Seismic Code Implementation in Ethiopia”.

3.      Samson Engeda, CALTRANS - California Department of Transportation, San Diego, CA, “Seismic and Geotechnical Design Challenges in Interstate Highways I-5/I-805 Interchange Improvement Project in Southern California”.

4.      Asnake Kebede, New York City Transit Authority, New York, “Seismic Design for NYC Transit above Ground Steel Structures as Per IBC 2000 Methodology”.

5.  Pierre Moroux, RADIUS, France, “Radius Project – Application to the City of Addis Ababa”.

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Discussion

12:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking Session

1:00   PM – 2:30 PM

Technical Session 2B – Mechanics and Bridge Engineering in Ethiopia

Session Chair: TBA

 

1.      Invited Talk – Dr. Eyassu Wolde Senbet – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, “Dynamic Buckling of Grid Stiffened Composite Cylinders”.

2.      Maaza Mekuria, Axum Design and Engineering, Boston, MA, “Transportation/Traffic Management Systems Demand Management”

3.      Speaker 3 from Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University (TBA)

4.      Speaker 4 from Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers, Addis Ababa University (TBA)

 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Discussion

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion on Seismic Code Implementations and Earthquake Hazard Reductions

Moderator: TBA

Topics – Seismic Code Implementation, UBC Vs EBCS Ground Accelerations Coefficients for different areas in Ethiopia, Proposal for Joint US-American Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Works, Professional Engineers and Scholars Exchange. 

Panelists –       EACE Senior members

AAU Faculty (Dr.-Ing. Asnake Adamu, Adil Zekaria, Melesse Haile, Asrat Worku, Shiferraw Taye, etc)

US Faculty and Engineers.

 

 Note: Meeting Place and Room Will be Announced Soon.