SMIP20 Seminar

SMIP20 Seminar on October 22, 2020


Registration is Now Open!


Given the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, CSMIP will hold the SMIP20 Seminar virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020.


The seminar program and online registration form are available at the SMIP20 Seminar website.



SMIP20 Seminar on
Utilization of Strong-Motion Data

The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) in the California Geological Survey (CGS) of the Department of Conservation established a Data Interpretation Project in 1989. Each year CSMIP funds several data interpretation projects for the analysis and utilization of strong-motion data. The objectives of the Data Interpretation Project are to further the understanding of strong ground shaking and the response of structures, to increase the utilization of strong-motion data in post-earthquake response, and to improve seismic design code provisions and design practices.

As part of the Data Interpretation Project, CSMIP holds annual seminars to transfer recent research findings on strong-motion data to practicing seismic design professionals, earth scientists and earthquake response personnel. The purpose of the annual seminar is to provide information that will be useful in seismic design practice, post-earthquake response, and the improvement of seismic design codes and practices.

The seminar’s program will include presentations on ergodic site response modeling, ground motions recorded during the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake sequence, nonlinear dynamic soil properties, site amplification, ASCE-41 acceptance criteria for linear and nonlinear procedures, code torsional provisions for semi-rigid diaphragms, and bridge health monitoring.

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