Training

Trucks on the shake tables at the Large Scale Structures Lab

If you are interested in any of the training sessions listed below, please contact Kelly Doyle at kellydoyle@unr.edu.

We offer many different training opportunities to our students, faculty, and staff to keep everyone informed about safety, management, and cutting-edge computer software.

Past training sessions have included topics such as using Microsoft Word tools more effectively, laboratory safety and computer software.


Recent Training Events

UCSD-UB-UNR NEES WORKSHOP: A USERS PERSPECTIVE ON SEISMIC TESTING

Shake Table, Nonstructural Component Simulator, Geotechnical Laminar Box & Innovative Testing Capabilities

Thursday September 16, 2010
TimeEventPresenters
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration and welcome
8:30 - 10:00 am Overview: UCSD, UB and UNR major equipment, access, and site support Luco (UCSD), Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Shake Table Testing and Control Systems: equipment, test assembly, test protocols, test execution Conte (UCSD), Pitman (UB), Laplace (UNR)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Instrumentation and Data Acquisition: calibration, reduction, analysis and error, special sensors, GPS, Krypton Radulescu/Schoettler (UCSD), Weinreber(UB), Laplace (UNR)
1:45 - 3:00 pm Modeling, Similitude and Simulation:Analytical models, Complex Structural Systems Stavridis (UCSD)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:30 pm Lab Tour and Hands-on lab activity Radulescu (UCSD)
6:00 pm Dinner
Friday, September 17, 2010
TimeEventPresenters
8:30 - 10:40 am

Specialized Testing and Versatile Reconfigurations:

  • Nonstructural Component Simulator, Geotechnical Laminar Box
  • Innovative Research Capabilities
  • Mosqueda, Retamales, Sabanayagam (UB)
  • Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Project Management: Site safety, work plans, scheduling, financial and project agreements Radulescu (UCSD), Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm Example of Total Project Planning "Bridge Column": planning process, documents, site support, responsibilities, safety training Restrepo (UCSD)
2:13 - 3:00 pm Data Management and Archiving Radulescu(UCSD), Elfass(UNR)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
Questions and Answers, Evaluation, Closure
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