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Preparing Community College Students for Earthquake Engineering Research through State-of-the-Art Real-Time Hybrid Simulation

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2017 Pacific Southwest Section Meeting

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Tempe, Arizona

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April 20, 2017

Start Date

April 20, 2017

End Date

April 22, 2017

Conference Session

Technical Session 5b

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Diversity and Pacific Southwest Section

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12

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https://peer.asee.org/29230

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Cheng Chen San Francisco State University

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Dr. Cheng Chen is currently an associate professor in the school of engineering at San Francisco State University. His research interests include earthquake engineering, structural reliability and fire structural engineering.

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Hamid Shahnasser San Francisco State University

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Hamid Shahnasser received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Drexel University Pennsylvania.

He is currently a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Francisco State University and the Engineering graduate program coordinator. His areas of interest are communication networks, sensor networks, and IoT. Dr. Shahnasser has been a research faculty consultant to NASA Ames Research Center projects since 1990 and has collaborated on several research grants with that organization since then. He has received grants from NASA, NSA, Department of Education, National Science Foundation and various private companies carrying out research in the areas of his interest.

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Wenshen Pong P.E. San Francisco State University

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Wenshen Pong received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University in 1998. He teaches courses in Civil/Structural Engineering.

Dr. Pong is a registered Professional Engineer in California. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of California. He has published over fifty technical papers in the areas of Structural Control and Earthquake Engineering. Dr. Pong has been the Director of the School of Engineering at SFSU with 20 full-time faculty and over 25 part-time faculty since 2009.

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Xiaorong Zhang San Francisco State University

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Xiaorong Zhang received the B.S. degree in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2006, the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from University of Rhode Island, Kingston, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. Her research interests include embedded systems, wearable technologies, neural-machine interface, and cyber-physical systems.

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Zhaoshuo Jiang P.E. San Francisco State University

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Prof. Jiang graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. Before joining San Francisco State University as an assistant professor, he worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) LLP. As a licensed professional engineer in the states of Connecticut and California, Dr. Jiang has been involved in the design of a variety of low-rise and high-rise projects. His current research interests mainly focus on Smart Structures Technology, Structural Control and Health Monitoring and Innovative Engineering Education.

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Kwok Siong Teh San Francisco State University

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Kwok Siong Teh received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and University of California at Berkeley in 1997, 2001, and 2004, respectively. He is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering, as well as the Associate Director of the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. His primary research interests are in the direct synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanocomposites and nanostructures for energy generation and storage.

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Hamid Mahmoodi San Francisco State University

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Hamid Mahmoodi received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2005. He is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. His research interests include low-power, reliable, and high-performance circuit design in nano-electronic technologies. He has published more than one hundred technical papers in journals and conferences and holds five U.S. patents. He was a co-recipient of the 2008 SRC Inventor Recognition Award, the 2006 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award, 2005 SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the Best Paper Award of the 2004 International Conference on Computer Design. He has served on technical program committees of Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics Design, and International Symposium on Quality Electronics Design.

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Amelito G Enriquez Canada College Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1259-0680

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Amelito Enriquez is a professor of Engineering and Mathematics at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. He received a BS in Geodetic Engineering from the University of the Philippines, his MS in Geodetic Science from the Ohio State University, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include technology-enhanced instruction and increasing the representation of female, minority and other underrepresented groups in mathematics, science and engineering.

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Oskar Granados Cañada College

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Oskar Granados is currently a sophomore at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. His research interest include renewable energy, astrophysics, waste management, the smart grid, and structural analysis. Over time, he hopes to get involved in the engineering industry workforce, research and development, and pursuit a teaching career to pass on the tradition of American education to communities who lack access to higher education.

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Maryam I Khan

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Maryam Khan is currently a graduate student at San Francisco State University where she is studying Structural and Earthquake Engineering. She is currently a Research Assistant in the Structural Lab for Multi Hazard Mitigation Laboratory at SFSU. Her research topics include numerical integration methods for Real Time Hybrid Simulation.

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Manuel Alexis Ramirez San Diego State University

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I feel honored to be part of the ASEE conference. I never thought opportunities like this would be available for me. Coming from Peru and with a language barrier to overcome, for me it was certainly tough when I started my education in California. Nonetheless, I knew that if I aimed for excellence my work on school was going to be worth it. I am now on my junior year at San Diego State University majoring in Aerospace Engineering. During the Summer of 2016, I had the privilege to be the lead intern at the ASPIRES program at San Francisco State University. The experience I gained there has helped me throughout my classes and projects at SDSU. I look forward to go to graduate school in the upcoming years.

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Madoka Oyama Cañada College

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Madoka Oyama is currently on her path in pursuing her degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her interest include product design, and operations and controls of machinery. The Earthquake Engineering research was an honorable experience in her undergraduate career.

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Nathan Carlson Cañada College

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Nathan Carlson is currently a sophomore at Cañada College in Redwood City CA, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. His previous research worked with structural testing and he hopes to pursue a career in the field of aeronautics.

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Abstract

Earthquake has posed a great danger for the human society. Future earthquake disaster prevention and preparation require that young professional civil engineers are trained and recruited into the next generation workforce for the purpose of public safety. With support from the US Department of Education through the Hispanic-Serving Institution Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI STEM) program, four community college engineering students participated in a ten-week summer research internship program at XXXXX in summer 2016. This paper presents a summer intern project that prepares community college students for future earthquake engineering research. Real Time Hybrid Simulation (RTHS) provides a viable alternative to evaluate the structural response under the earthquakes in size limited laboratories. The explicitness of the unconditionally stable CR and KR-α algorithms makes RTHS of large civil engineering structures possible. However, it is impossible to know the exact mass, damping, and stiffness of the experimental and analytical substructures. During the internship, the four community college students utilized MATLAB and Simulink to explore how the variation of the parameters affects the stability and accuracy of RTHS using these two integration algorithms. This research internship program integrates state-of-the-art earthquake engineering research with the development of project management, time management and teamwork skills, thus helping strengthen students’ knowledge in earthquake engineering and preparing them for successful academic and professional careers. The internship program therefore provides valuable mentorship for community college students during their transition to a four-year institution.

Chen, C., & Shahnasser, H., & Pong, W., & Zhang, X., & Jiang, Z., & Teh, K. S., & Mahmoodi, H., & Enriquez, A. G., & Granados, O., & Khan, M. I., & Ramirez, M. A., & Oyama, M., & Carlson, N. (2017, April), Preparing Community College Students for Earthquake Engineering Research through State-of-the-Art Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Paper presented at 2017 Pacific Southwest Section Meeting, Tempe, Arizona. https://peer.asee.org/29230

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