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Conference Schedule

Day 1- Wednesday-Morning (8/14/2019)

Registration

Venue: Fess Parker Theater

Registration starts 8:30 AM

Breakfast- Lobby, Fess Parker Theater

Break room, test room available at any time for all presenters equipped with projector:
O’Connor Hall, Room 110

Exhibitors’ room: O’Connor Hall, Room 105

Opening Ceremony (9:30)

Venue: Fess Parker Theater

Moderator: Dr. Amin Ghafooripour, PE
Department of Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA

Welcome Message From the Honorable Lisa M. Gillmor, Mayor of the City of Santa Clara, USA

Edward Thometz (Founder of SEI of ASCE -San Francisco Chapter, Caltrans) and Ajay Sehgal (Caltrans)
Co-Chairs of the conference

Phoebe Cheng, Chair of the SEI, San Francisco Chapter

Professor Edwin P. Maurer,
Head of the Civil Engineering Department at Santa Clara University, USA

Dr. Amin Ghafooripour (Santa Clara University) and Dr. Lian Duan (Caltrans)
Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee

Keynote: Developments in Orthotropic Steel Decks in the U.S.
Dr. Brian Kozy, P.E., Principal Engineer, FHWA, USA

Keynote: Recent Development of Fatigue Design and Crack Repair of Steel Orthotropic Decks in Japan
Dr. Kentaro Yamada, Technical Advisor, Central Nippon Highway Engineering Nagoya, Co. Ltd., Japan

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM
Atrium- Benson Memorial Center

Day 1-Afternoon Wednesday (8/14/2019)

Session D1A1 (1:00- 2:30)

Recent development, New Ideas, and State of the Art on Orthotropic Bridges

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 106

Moderator: Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang, P.E., LEED AP
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, San Francisco State University

A-USA-10
Open Rib Orthotropic Decks – History and Recent Development
Qi Ye, Liwei Han, Dan Wei, and Brian Gill, ,CHI Consulting Engineers, USA

A-USA-41
Wind Analysis of Long-span Bridges Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Alexej Goering, and Rubina Ramponi, ARUP Inc., USA

A-USA-20
Military Tank Live Load Distribution Factor on Composite Steel Decks
Amin Ghafooripour, Fatemeh Mostofi
Santa Clara University, Padir Consulting Engineers, USA

Break (2:30-3:00), O’Connor Hall, Room 105

Session D1A2 (3:00 to 4:30)

Recent development, New Ideas, and State of the Art on Orthotropic Bridges

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 104

Moderator: Dr. Hisham Said,
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA

A-USA-15
Design and Fabrication Against Root Cracking in Orthotropic Bridge Deck with Fitted Floor Beams Sougata Roy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

A-USA-40
Verrazano Bridge Orthotropic Deck
Advancements in Design and Construction
Dyab Khazem, Aris Stathopoulos, Carl Redmond, Piv Lim, Raul Carhuayano, and Peter Chang, Parsons Inc., USA

B-USA-21
Epoxy Asphalt Waterproofing Membrane and Open-Graded Wearing Course System for Accelerated Deck Construction
Can Chen, John Bors, and Yao Bo, Chem Co. USA

Day 2- Thursday-Morning (8/15/2019)

Breakfast (7:00 AM-8:30AM)- Benson Memorial Center

Session D2M1 (8:30- 10:00)

Analysis and Design

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 104

Moderator: Dr. Kentaro Yamada, Technical Advisor, Central Nippon Highway Engineering Nagoya, Co. Ltd., Japan

J-CND-33
Orthotropic Steel Deck
For Short Span Bridges Rehabilitation
Frédéric Bergeron, Éric Lévesque, Maxime Ampleman, Canam Bridges Canada Inc.,Canada

J-USA-34
Finite Element Analysis and Full-Scale Laboratory Tests of Rib-to-Floor Beam Connections with Potential for Automated Fabrication
Joseph Saunders, Yixin Chen, Jayne A. Marks, Ian Hodgson, Richard Sause, Leigh University, USA

A-CHN-1
Basic Performance of Steel-UHPC Lightweight Composite Deck with Ultra-Short Headed Studs
Junhui Cao, Xudong Shao, Liguo Wang, Yang Wang, and Meng Li, Hunan University, China

A-CHN-2
Research on Mechanical Performance of Innovative Open-Rib Orthotropic Steel Deck with Transverse Connections
Chuan Wei, Yizhi Bu, Qinghua Zhang, Gongyi Xu, and Xing Gao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Break (10:00-10:30), O’Connor Hall, Room 105

Parallel sessions:

Session D2M2-A (10:30 to 12:00

$Venue: O'Connor Hall, Room 107

Session D2M2-B (10:30 to 12:00)

$Venue: O'Connor Hall, Room 106

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Atrium- Benson Memorial Center

Day 2- Thursday-Afternoon (8/15/2019)

Parallel sessions:

Session D2A1-A (1:00- 2:30)

$Venue: O'Connor Hall, Room 104

Session D2A1-B (1:00- 2:30)

$Venue: O'Connor Hall, Room 106

Break (2:30-3:00), O’Connor Hall, Room 105

Session D2A2 (3:00 to 4:30)

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 107

Moderator: Dr. Amin Ghafooripour, PE
Department of Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA

Seismic Design of Steel Highway Bridges in California
Dr. Lian Duan, P.E., Steel Committee Chair, California Department of Transportation, USA

Banquet (Conference Dinner): (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fiorillo’s Restanrant
638 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050

Moderator: Edward Thometz,
Founder of SEI of ASCE -San Francisco Chapter Co-Chair of the Conference; California Department of Transportation.

TY Lin International, Ajay Sehgal, and Alfred Mangus Presentations in the honor and Commemorating of

Day 3- Friday-Morning (8/16/2019)

Breakfast (7:00 AM-8:30AM)- Benson Memorial Center

Session D3M1 (8:30- 10:00)

Inspection, Damage Detection, and Retrofit

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 104

Moderator: Professor Connor Robert, Purdue University, USA
And Ajay Sehgal, Co-Chair of the Conference; California Department of Transportation, USA.

A-JPN-16
Fatigue Life Evaluation for Cracks Around
Welded Joint Between Deck Plate and U-Shaped Rib
Susumu Inokuchi, Manabu Okumura, Shunichi Katano, Nobuhiko Hayashi, Japan Bridge Association, Japan

C-JPN-29
Effective Inspection for Orthotropic Decks in Expressway Applying Crack Detection Vehicle
“ Mitsukeukun-K”
Wataru Nabeshima, Shigeaki Tsukamoto, Hanshin Expressway Engineering Co. Ltd., Japan

C-USA-38
Variability in Acoustic Properties Of A709 Grades of Steel And Ut Variability
Connor Robert, and Schroeder Curtis, Purdue University, USA

C-JPN-26
Retrofitting of OSD By Using SFRC
Kentaro Yamada, and Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Central Nippon Highway Engineering Nagoya, Co. Ltd., Japan

Break (10:00-10:30)-O’Connor Hall, Room 105

Session D3M2 (10:30 to 12:00)

Study on the Behavior of the Bridge Components

Venue: O’Connor Hall, Room 106

Moderators: Dr. Payman Khalili Tehrani, PE, SC Solution Inc. and Dr. Lian Duan, P.E., Steel Committee Chair; California Department of Transportation, USA

G-USA-32
Modeling and analysis of Orthotropic Stiffened Panels Under Monotonic and Cyclic Demands
Payman Khalili Tehrani, Eric Abrahamson, Alex Krimatot, SC Solutions, USA

A-CHN-8
Study of Mechanical Characteristics of Plate and Box Girder in Long Span Rail Road Cable Stayed Bridges
Jun-Qing Lei, Zu-Wei Huang, Shu-Lun Guo, China

A-JPN-14
Analytical Study on Local Stress of The Upper End of Vertical Stiffener
Shiro Saito, Daisuke Uchida, Teruo Ogasawara, Kotaro Miyayama, Motoshi Yamauchi. Japan Bridge Association, Japan

C-JPN-28
Propagation Behavior of Deck Plate Cracks In Existing Orthotropic Deck Bridges
Shigeyuki Hirayama, Masumi Murano, Jun Murakoshi, Kosaku Kubota, Akihiro Takahashi, Takeo Irie, Highway Technology Research Center, Japan

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM ( buffet lunch at Fess Parker)

Day 3- Friday-Afternoon (8/16/2019)

Symposium (1:00- 2:30) D3A1
The future of the Orthotropic bridge in the US and world, challenges, and suggestions for the future researches

Venue: Fess Parker Theater

Moderator: Dr. Amin Ghafooripour, PE
Department of Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA

Opening speaker:

Standard Manufacturable Orthotropic Bridge Deck
Sougata Roy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Round table and open discussions for all experts, authors and attendees.
Main topics,

  • Current problems and questions that has to be addressed for the future investigations.
  • Fatigue and welding problems.
  • Pavement advancements and problems.
  • Current design advancement requirements.
  • Construction procedures.
  • Conclusion

Coordinator Panel:
Construction: Ajay Sehgal, Mr. Edward Thometz,
Construction Management and Green Design: Dr. Hisham Said
Design: Professor Reynaud Serrette, Dr. Sougata Roy, Dr. Lian Duan, Dr. Payman Khalili Tehrani, and Dr. Amin Ghafooripour, Dr. Brian Kozy, Dr. Kentaro Yamada, Dr. Xudong Shao

This is an open discussion session to exchange the ideas, experiences and suggest a road map for the future OBCs and researches.

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