Publications.16

Robert L. Nigbor, Ph.D., P.E.

Journal Papers
Kallinikidou, E., S.F. Masri, R.L. Nigbor,
A.W. Smyth and K.B. Olsen “A Probabilistic Approach for the Construction of Regional
Earthquake Response Spectra ”, Probabilistic Engineering
Mechanics
24 (4), 511-526, 2009.
Brandenberg, S.J., J. Coe, R.L. Nigbor, and
K. Tanksley, “Different Approaches for Estimating Ground Strains from
Pile Driving Vibrations at a Buried Archeological Site ”, J.
Geotech. & Geoenv. Engrg.,
ASCE, 135 (8), 1101-1112, 2009.
Nigbor, R.L., J.R. Evans, and C.R. Hutt, “Laboratory and Field Testing of Commercial Rotational
Seismometers ”,
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99 (2B), 1215-1227,
2009.
Lemnitzer, A., E.R. Ahlberg, R.L. Nigbor, A.
Shamsabadi, J.W. Wallace, and J.P. Stewart, “Lateral performance of full-scale bridge abutment wall
with granular backfill,” J. Geotech. & Geoenv. Engrg.,
ASCE, 135 (4), 506-514, 2009.
Nayeri RD, Masri SF, Ghanem RG, et al. “A
novel approach for the structural identification and monitoring of a
full-scale 17-story building based on ambient vibration measurements,” Smart
Materials and Structures,
17(2), Article 025006, 2008
Myrtle, R, S. Masri, R. Nigbor, and J.
Caffrey, “Classification and Prioritization of Essential Systems in
Hospitals Under Extreme Events”,
Earthquake Spectra, 21(3),
779-802, 2005.
Youd, T., J. Steidl, and R. Nigbor, “Lessons
Learned and Need for Instrumented Liquefaction Sites”, Soil Dynamics
and Earthquake Engineering,
24 (9-10), October 2004
Kamijo, N., H. Saito, K. Kusama, O. Kontani,
R. Nigbor, “Seismic Tests of a Pile-Supported Structure in Liquefiable
Sand Using Large-Scale Blast Excitation”, Nuclear Engineering and
Design,
228 (1-3), March 2004
Masri, S, L. Sheng, J. Caffrey, R. Nigbor, M.
Wahbeh, A. Abdel-Ghaffar, “Application of a Web-Enabled Real-Time
Structural Health Monitoring System for Civil Infrastructure Systems”, Journal
of Smart Materials and Systems,
13 (6), 1269-1283, 2004
Xia, J., and R. Miller, C. Park, E. Wightman,
and R. Nigbor, “A Pitfall in Shallow Shear-Wave Refraction Surveying,” J.
Applied Geophysics,
51 (1), 2002
Olsen, K., Nigbor, R., and T. Konno, “3-D
Viscoelastic Wave Propagation in the Borrego Valley, California,
Constrained by Borehole and Surface Data,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.,
90 (1), 2000.
Konno, T., Kato, K., and R. Nigbor, “Soil
Site Response,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 192 (2), 1999
Nigbor, R., “Six-Degree-of-Freedom
Ground-Motion Measurement,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 84 (5), 1994
Agbabian, M., Ginell, W., Masri, S., and R.
Nigbor, “Evaluation of Earthquake Damage Mitigation Methods for Museum
Objects,” Studies in Conservation, 36, 111-120, 1991
Amini, A., Trifunac, M.D., and R. Nigbor, “A
Note on the Noise Amplitude in Some Strong Motion Accelerographs,” Soil
Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering,
6 (3), 1987
 Special
Publications
De Alba, P., R. Nigbor, J. Steidl, and C.
Stepp (eds), Proc. International Workshop for Site Selection,
Installation, and Operation of Geotechnical Strong-Motion Arrays:
Workshop 1”, Los Angeles, California USA, October, 2004
Nigbor, R. and M. Mizukoshi (ed.), Proceedings
of the May 16, 2002 CUREE-Kajima Workshop
on a Community Earthquake
Risk Reduction Model, Tokyo, Japan, 2002.
Nigbor, R., “Borehole Array Installation
Guidelines,” in Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice, IASPEI (www.iaspei.org), 2002.
Nigbor, R., Guidelines for Advanced
National Seismic System Strong Motion Reference Station Installation
,
COSMOS Publication 2001-1, June 2001, http://www.cosmos-eq.org
Nigbor, R., “New Developments in Health
Monitoring for Civil Structures,” in Strong Motion Instrumentation
for Civil Engineering Structures
, M. Erdik, ed., Kluwer, 2001.
Archuleta, R.J., J.H. Steidl, A.G. Tumarkin,
L.F. Bonilla, R. Nigbor, “Analysis of Downhole and Surface Recordings in
the Epicentral Area of the Mw 5.1 San Juan Bautista Earthquake
08/12/98,” EOS, Am. Geophys. Union Trans., 79, 1998
Nigbor, R., Imai, T., “The Suspension P-S
Velocity Logging Method,” in Geophysical Characterization of Sites,
ISSMFE Special Publication TC 10, 1994
Guidelines for Determining Design Basis
Ground Motions
, Electric Power Research Institute Report TR-102293,
November 1993 (Principal Participant, with J. Schneider et al.)
 Selected
Conference Papers and Articles
Baek, J., M. Hansen, R. Nigbor, and S.
Tileylioglu, “Elevators as an Excitation Source for Structural Health
Monitoring in Buildings”, Proc. 4th World Conference on Structural
Control and Monitoring, La Jolla, California, USA, July 2006
Nigbor, R. and E. Kallinikidou, “Evaluation
of Large-Scale Seismic Testing Methods for Electrical Substation
Systems,” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13WCEE),
Vancouver BC, August 2004
Nigbor, R., A. Asghari, L. McMichael, and K.
Mish, “Development of a Prototype SFSI Simulation Tool,” 13WCEE,
Vancouver BC, August 2004
Steidl, J., T. Youd, and R. Nigbor, “Research
Opportunities at the NEES Permanently Instrumented Field Sites,”
13WCEE, Vancouver BC, August 2004
Masri, S., J. Caffrey, R. Myrtle, R. Nigbor,
M. Agbabian, E. Johnson, W. Petak, M. Shinozuka, F. Tashbihgoo, R.
Tranquada, “The FEMA-USC Hospital Project: Nonstructural Mitigation in
Hospitals,” 13WCEE, Vancouver BC, August 2004
Hijikata, K., T. Ishida, H. Tanaka, K.
Koyomada, Y. Miyamoto, O. Kontani, R. Nigbor, “Experimental Study on
Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction in Liquefiable Sand Subjected to
Blast-Induced Ground Motion,” 13WCEE, Vancouver BC, August 2004
Koyomada, K., K. Hijikata, T. Ishida, H.
Tanaka, Y. Miyamoto, O. Kontani, R. Nigbor, “Simulation Analyses for 3-D
Responses of Pile-Supported Structures in Liquefiable Sand Subjected to
Blast0Induced Ground Motion,” 13WCEE, Vancouver BC, August 2004
Nigbor, R., A. Asghari, K. Mish, and L.
McMichael, “Development of a Prototype Web-Based SFSI Simulation Tool”,
GeoTrans 2004, Los Angeles, July, 2004
Nigbor, R., J. Steidl, and T. Youd,
“Permanantly Instrumented Field Sites in NEES: A Resource for Future
Geotechnical Research,” GeoTrans 2004, Los Angeles, July, 2004
Turner, L, M. Brown, D. Chambers, C. Davis,
J. Diehl, C. Hitchcock, T. Holzer, R. Nigbor, C. Plumb, C. Real, M.
Reimer, J. Steidl, J. Sun J. Tinsley, D. Vaughn, “Baseline Practices and
User Needs for Web Dissemination of Geotechnical Data,” GeoTrans 2004,
Los Angeles, July, 2004
Nigbor, R., “Considerations for Real-Time
Monitoring”, Proc. COSMOS Invited Workshop on Record Processing
Guidelines, Richmond, CA, May 27-28, 2004(invited paper)
Youd, T., J. Steidl, and R. Nigbor, “Ground
motion, pore water pressure and SFSI monitoring at NEES permanently
instrumented field sites,” Proc. Third Joint United States-Japan
Workshop on Soil-Structure Interaction, Menlo Park, California, March
29-30, 2004
Youd, T., J. Steidl, and R. Nigbor, “Lessons
Learned and Need for NEES Instrumented Liquefaction Sites,”Proc.
US-Taiwan Workshop on Soil Liquefaction, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, November 3 –
5, 2003.
Steidl, J., R. Nigbor, and T. Youd, “New
Opportunities for Seismology and Earthquake Engineering: Permanently
Instrumented Field Sites in the George E. Brown Jr. Network for
Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES),” 2003 Annual Meeting of the
Seismological Society of America, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2003
Olson, R., R. Nigbor, M. Miyamura, K.
Mizukoshi, N. Kurata, “Risk Perception Comparisons for Mitigation
Decision-Making in U.S. and Japanese Private Companies,” Proc. 7th
US-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Maui, Hawaii,
March 2003(invited paper)
Kurata, N., M. Miyamura, K. Mizukoshi, R.
Nigbor, R. Olson, “ Japan-US Collaboration Research on Promotion of
Seismic Hazard Prevention Investment Based on Oral Interviews to Private
Companies,” Proc. Sixth Int’l Conference on Corporate Earthquake
Programs, Osaka, Japan, Oct. 2002(invited paper)
Bleiweis, P., W. Holmes, J. Isenberg, R.
Nigbor, R. Reitherman, “Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation,”
Proc. 2002 SEAOC Convention, Santa Barbara, CA, Sept. 2002
Trnkoczy, A, P. Bormann, W. Hanka, L.
Holcomb, R. Nigbor, “New Manual on Seismological Observatory Practice:
Chapter 7,” Proc. European Seismological Commission XXVII General
Assembly, Genoa, Italy, Sept. 2002
Masri, S., J. Caffrey, R. Myrtle, R. Nigbor,
M. Agbabian, E. Johnson, W. Petak, M. Shinozuka, R. Tranquada, L.
Wellford, “Nonstructural Mitigation in Hospitals: The FEMA-USC Hospital
Project”, Proc. 7NCEE, Boston, July 2002
Myrtle, R., S. Masri, R. Nigbor, et al.,
“Hospital Critical Nonstructural Systems, Departments, and Equipment
During and Following Major Seismic Events”, TIEMS 2002, Waterloo,
Canada, May 14-17, 2002.
Reitherman, R., S. Mahin, and R. Nigbor, “The
NEES Collaboratory”, EERI Annual Meeting, 9 Feb. 2002 (invited paper)
Nigbor, R., “Advanced Sensors for Building
Monitoring”, COSMOS Workshop on Strong Motion Instrumentation of
Buildings, Oakland, CA, Nov. 14-15, 2001 (invited paper)
Nigbor, R. and J. Swift, “Quality Assurance
Issues with Geotechnical Databases”, Proc. COSMOS Workshop on
Geotechnical Databases, Richmond, CA, Oct. 4-5, 2001 (invited paper)
Nigbor, R., J. Swift, J-P Bardet, and J. Hu,
“The ROSRINE Geotechnical Engineering Database and Website”, Proc.
COSMOS Workshop on Geotechnical Databases, Richmond, CA, Oct. 4-5, 2001
(invited paper)
Nigbor, R. and J. Swift, “ROSRINE: Continuing
Field and Data Dissemination Activities”, SCEC Annual Meeting, Oxnard,
CA, Sep. 24, 2001
Nigbor, R., et al., “Feasibility of Detecting
Known Structural Changes from Ambient Vibration Data”, Proc. 3rd Intl
Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford Univ., Sept. 12-14,
2001
Kamijho, N., S. Hideaki, O. Kontani, K.
Kusama, R. Nigbor, “Seismic Tests of a Pile-Supported Structure in
Liquefiable Sand Using Large-Scale Blast Excitation”, Proc. 16th Int’l
Conf. On Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, Washington, DC,
August 2001
Roblee, C., R. Nigbor, et al., “ROSRINE:
Project Overview and Initial Findings”, Proc. 4th Intl Conf. On Recent
Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics, San
Diego, CA, March 26-31, 2001
Brown, L., J. Diehl, and R. Nigbor, “A
Simplified Method to Measure Average Shear-Wave Velocity in the Top
30m(Vs30),” Proc. 6th Int’l Conference on Seismic Zonation, Palm
Springs, California, November 12-15, 2000
Nigbor, R., “Instrumentation Systems for
Dynamic Monitoring of Bridges,” Proc. Workshop on Instrumental
Diagnostics of Seismic Response of Bridges and Dams, UCB/PEER, October
26, 2000 (abstract, invited paper)
Nigbor, R. and O. Viengkhou, “OASIS – A
Real-Time Monitoring System,” Proc. 17th Int’l Symposium on Automation
and Robotics in Construction (ISARC17), Taipei, Sept. 18020, 2000
Nigbor, R., “Practical Issues in Health
Monitoring for Civil Structures,” Proc. 2nd Workshop on Advanced
Technologies in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation, Kyoto, Japan, July
11-13, 2000 (invited paper)
Olsen, K. Nigbor, R., and Konno, T. “3D
Visco-elastic Wave Propagation in the Borrego Valley, California,” Proc.
12WCEE, New Zealand, February 2000.
Brown, L., Diehl, J., and Nigbor, R., “A
Simplified Procedure to Measure Average Shear-Wave Velocity to a Depth
of 30 Meters (Vs30),” Proc. 12WCEE, New Zealand, February 2000.
Smyth, A., Masri, S., Abdel-Ghaffar, A., and
Nigbor, R., “Development of a Nonlinear MultipInput/Multi-Output Model
for the Vincent Thomas Bridge under Earthquake Excitations,” Proc.
12WCEE, New Zealand, February 2000.
Smyth, A., S. Masri, A. Abdel-Ghaffar, and R.
Nigbor, “System Identification and Damage Detection of a Long-Span
Suspension Bridge based on its Dynamic Response to Major Earthquake
Excitations,” 12th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland,
New Zealand, Oct. 2000
Nigbor, R., “Observations from Direct Site
Response Measurements at HEO and LUC,” Proc. OECD-NEA Workshop on the
Engineering Characterization of Seismic Input, Brookhaven Nat’l Lab,
November 15-17, 1999 (invited paper).
Nigbor, R., “Some New Developments in
Real-Time Monitoring of Civil Structures,”, Proc. NATO Advanced Research
Workshop on Strong Motion Instrumentation for Civil engineering
Structures, Istanbul, June 2-4, 1999 (invited paper).
Archuleta, R., Bonilla, F., Nigbor, R.,
Steidl, J., and Tumarkin, A., “Analysis of Downhole and Surface
Recordings in the Epicentral Area of the Mw5.1 San Juan Bautista
Earthquake,” American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco,
California, December 8-11, 1998.
Kato, K., Konno, T., and R. Nigbor, “Soil
Site Response Measurements and Analysis,” Proc. 7th Int’l Symposium on
Current Issues Related to Nuclear Power Plant Structures, Equipment, and
Piping, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2-4, 1998
Nigbor, R., Pyke, R., Roblee., C., Schneider,
J., and W. Silva, “Resolution of Site Response Issues in the Northridge
Earthquake,”, Proc. 2nd Int’l Symposium on the Effects of Surface
Geology on Seismic Motion, Yokohama, Japan, December 1998
Kato, K., Takemura, M., Konno, T., Uchiyama,
S., Iizuka, S. and R. Nigbor, “Borrego Valley Downhole Array in Southern
California: Instrumentation and Preliminary Site Effect Study,” Proc.
2nd Int’l Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion,
Yokohama, Japan, December 1998 (invited paper)
Oppenheaimer, D., Arabasz, W., Benz, H.,
Buland, R., Filson, J., Gee, L., and R. Nigbor, “Creating a US National
Seismic System,” Proc. Workshop on Korean Earthquake Engineering,
Seoul, Korea, November 1998 (invited paper)
Roblee, C., Nigbor, R., Pyke, R., Silva, W.,
and J. Schneider, “Resolution of Site Response Issues from the
Northridge Earthquake (ROSRINE): Phase 1 Preliminary Findings,” Proc.
5th Caltrans Seismic Research Workshop, Sacramento, California, June
16-18, 1998.
Nigbor, R., “Real-Time Calculation of
Strong-Motion Parameters,” Proc. IASPEI Conference on Modern Prediction
and Response Systems for Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Hazards,
Santiago, Chile, April 1998 (invited paper)
Martin, A., Nigbor, R., Pendergraft, D., and
R. Steller, “Geophysical Site Characterization of Borrego Valley, CA,”,
Proc. 1st Int’l Conf. On Site Characterization, Atlanta, Georgia, April
1998
Konno, T., Iizuka, S., and R. Nigbor,
“Evaluation of Earthquake Site Response by Direct Array measurement at
Two California Sites,”. Proc. SMIRT-14, Lyon, France, August 1997
Nigbor, R., “Present and Future Needs for
Strong-Motion Information,” Proc. Vision 2005: An Action Plan for Strong
Motion programs to Mitigate Earthquake Losses in Urbanized Areas,
Monterey, California, April 1997 (invited keynote paper)
Nigbor, R., “State-of-the-Practice in
Structural Monitoring,”, Proc. 2nd Int’l Workshop on Structural Control,
Hong Kong, December, 1996 (invited keynote paper)
Abdel-Ghaffar, A., Masri, S., Nigbor, R.,
Abouhashish, A., and A. Nazmy, “Issues on Structural Dynamic Monitoring,
Integrity, and Control of Cable-Supported Bridges,” Proc. 2nd Int’l
Workshop on Structural Control, Hong Kong, December, 1996
Nigbor, R.L., Madura, K.M., “Collection and
Archiving of Code Accelerograph Data from the Northridge Earthquake,”
Proc. 11th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, June
23-28, 1996
Nigbor, R.L., Diehl, J.G., “Real-Time Remote
Condition Monitoring of a Cable-Stayed Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand,” 4th
National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress, June 17-19, 1996
(abstract submitted)
Nigbor, R.L., Diehl, J., Higazy, M., “OASIS: A
New Real-Time Structural Monitoring System,” Proc. 2nd International
Conference in Civil Engineering on Computer Applications, Bahrain, April
6-8, 1996
Shakal, A., C. Petersen, R. Darragh, M.
Huang, R. Nigbor and K. Madura. Recovery of Records from Code-Required
Accelerographs after the Northridge Earthquake. SMIP96 Seminar on
Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data,
1996, p. 53 – 70.
Nigbor, R.L., “Seismic Refraction Maps
Soil/Rock Layers,” International Groundwater Technology, November, 1995
Nigbor, R.L., “Rotational Motion
Measurement”, First World Conference on Structural Control, Los Angeles,
CA, August 3-5, 1994
Nigbor, R.L., “Real-Time Structural
Monitoring – Earthquake Engineering Applications,” EERI Annual Meeting,
Pasadena, CA, April, 1994 (invited paper)
Nigbor, R.L., “Experimental Techniques for
Structural Performance,” ACI 1993 Convention, Vancouver, BC, March
28-April 2, 1993 (invited paper)
Nigbor, R.L., Cakmak, A., Mark, R., “Measured
to the Max,” Civil Engineering, November, 1992
Nigbor, R.L., “Design, Installation, and
Operation of a New Borehole Low-Gain Seismometer Package,” Seismological
Society of America Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, April 14-16, 1992
Nigbor, R.L., “Dynamic Monitoring of
Suspension Bridges,” Proc. Int’l Workshop on Technology for Hong Kong’s
Infrastructure Development, Hong Kong, December 19-20, 1991
Nigbor, R.L., “Accurate Characterization of
Low Level Vibration Environments Using Seismological Sensors and
Systems,” Proc. SPIE Symposium on Optical Science and Engineering, San
Jose, California, November, 1991
Nigbor, R.L., “Measurement Techniques for
Structural Vibration Problems,” Proc. ASCE So. Carolina Section Meeting,
Columbia, SC, September 13-15, 1991
Nigbor, R.L., “Applied Seismic
Instrumentation for Long-Span Bridges,” Proc. Second Workshop on Bridge
Engineering Research in Progress, Reno, October, 1990
Nigbor, R.L., Levy, R., Saldua, B.,
“Optimization of a Large Ground Antenna Structure Using Experimental
Modal Analysis,” Proc. 61st Shock and Vibration Symposium, Pasadena,
California, October, 1990
Nigbor, R.L., “Instrumentation Concepts for
Post-Earthquake Assessment,” Proc. 6th U.S.-Japan Bridge Engineering
Workshop, Lake Tahoe, May, 1990
Nigbor, R.L., Rihn, W.J., Holbrook, E.L.,
“Standardized Testing of Three Different Seismic Sensors,”
Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, Santa Cruz, California,
May, 1990
Masri, S.F., Miller, R.K., Trigos, J.L.,
Nigbor, R.L., “Development of a Data Base for the Response
Characteristics of Selected Mexico City Buildings Under Ambient
Excitation,” Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, February, 1989
Agbabian, M.S., Masri, S.F., Nigbor, R.L.,
Ginell, W.S., “Seismic Damage Mitigation Concepts for Art Objects in
Museums,” Proc. Ninth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo,
August, 1988
Nigbor, R.L., “Full-Scale Ambient Vibration
Measurements of the Golden Gate Suspension Bridge – Instrumentation and
Data Acquisition,” Proc. Eighth World Conference on Earthquake
Engineering, San Francisco, July, 1984
Nigbor, R.L., Patraw, G.W., “Instrument
Comparison Test Performed During the 1983 Long Valley Refraction
Experiment,” Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, Anchorage,
Alaska, May, 1984
 Selected
Research Reports, Dissertations, and Websites
Nigbor, R., R. Olson, M. Miyamura, K.
Mizukoshi, N. Kurata, and J. Adams, “Including Earthquake Risk
Perception in Risk Reduction Modeling”, Report CKIV-01, CUREE, 2003
Nigbor, R., “Large-Scale Testing Methods for
Electrical Substation Components”, PEER research report, in review
Reitherman, R., S. Mahin, R. Nigbor, C.
Pancake, S. Wood, NEES Consortium web site, www.nees.org, 2002.
Nigbor, R.L., J. Diehl, and J. N. Swift,
“Resolution of Site Response Issues in the Northridge Earthquake
(ROSRINE), Data Collection, Processing and Dissemination From Phase 5b
Field And Laboratory Investigations”, USC CE Report 26 November 2001
Nigbor, R., J. Swift, and J. Diehl, “ROSRINE:
Resolution of Site Response Issues from the Northridge Earthquake,
Field Procedures Manual,” USC Report CE471, 15 June 2001
Nigbor, R.L. and J. N. Swift, “Resolution of
Site Response Issues in the Northridge Earthquake (ROSRINE), Data
Collection, Processing And Dissemination From Phases 1, 2 & 4 Field
And Laboratory Investigations”, USC Report CE472, 15 June 2001
Nigbor, R. L., J. Swift, J.-P. Bardet, and J.
Hu, ROSRINE Website: “ROSRINE Resolution of Site Response Issues from
the Northridge Earthquake Website,” http://geoinfo.usc.edu/rosrine/,
1998-present
“Performance of Hospital Nonstructural
Components During Recent Earthquakes”, Report FEMA/USC-IR1, University
of Southern California Civil Engineering Department, December 2000 (with
R. Myrtle, K-H Lee, R. Chen, N. Oztas, S. Masri, and J. Caffrey)
“Fragility Testing of Hospital Equipment”,
Report FEMA/USC-IR3, University of Southern California Civil engineering
Department, December 2000 (with S. Masri, J. Caffrey, and E. Amos)
“Preliminary Report on the Vincent Thomas
Bridge Monitoring Test”, Report M9510, Univ. of Southern California
Civil Engineering Dept., December 1995 (with A. Abdel-Ghaffar and S.
Masri)
“Development of a Data Base for the Ambient
Response Characteristics of Buildings,” Report CE92-01, Univ. of
Southern California Dept. of Civil Engineering, February, 1992 (with
S.F. Masri)
“Evaluation of Seismic Mitigation Measures
for Art Objects,” Getty Conservation Institute Program Report, January,
1990 (with M.S. Agbabian, S.F. Masri, W. Ginell)
“Analytical/Experimental Evaluation of
Seismic Mitigation Measures for Art Objects,” PhD Dissertation, Univ. of
Southern California, December, 1989
“Evaluation of Seismic Mitigation Measures for Art Objects,” Report
M8901, Univ. of Southern California Dept. of Civil Engineering, October,
1989 (with M.S. Agbabian, S.F. Masri)
“Development of a Low-Energy X-Ray
Diffraction Camera,” Senior Thesis, Pomona College Physics Dept., May,
1978
 Selected
Industry Reports
“Vibration and Fatigue Analysis of the DU-5
Transfer Line Structure,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to UNOCAL, May,
1992
“Seismic Investigation of the City of Los
Angeles EOC,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to VSP Associates, January,
1992
“Borehole Geophysical Measurements at the
Kajima Southern California Strong Motion Network, Hollister Site,” an
Agbabian Associates’ report to Kajima Corporation, December 1991
“Seismic Retrofit: Long Beach Freeway Bridge
Over Los Angeles River,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to LA County
PWD, September, 1991
“Vibration Analysis of TVCF Antenna
Transporter,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to LORAL, August, 1991
“Seismic and Wind Qualification of CCVT Type
TEHM 500,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to Tranch Electric, January,
1991
“Seismic Safety Evaluation of the Chandler
School,” an Agbabian Associates’ report to The Chandler School,
September, 1990
“Carlton Forge Works Vibration Measurements,”
a Fair Oaks Associates report to the City of Paramount, March, 1989
“Sensor Noise Measurements: Report 1 – Theory
and Procedure,” a Fair Oaks Associates report to Kinemetrics, Inc.,
August, 1988
“Strong-Motion Data Report for the ML 5.0
Earthquake of 1147 EST, January 31, 1986, Perry, Ohio, Recorded on the
Perry Nuclear Power Plant Strong-Motion Accelerographs,” a Kinemetrics
report to Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., February, 1986
“Commissioning and Calibration Report for the
Lotung, Taiwan, Seismic Monitoring System,” a Kinemetrics report to
EPRI, November, 1985
“Data Report for the Morgan Hill Earthquake
Aftershock Records from the IBM San Jose Digital Accelerograph Network,”
a Kinemetrics report to IBM, March, 1985
“Mulholland Dam Ambient Vibration
measurements,” a Kinemetrics report to Lindvall, Richter, and
Associates, December, 1983
“Dynamic Masonry Pier Tests,” a Kinemetrics
report to Kariotis and Associates, December, 1983
“Strain Monitoring System Installation and
Calibration Report: Mammoth Pool Powerhouse, Unit 2,” a Kinemetrics
report to Southern California Edison, February, 1983
“Golden Gate Bridge Ambient Vibration
measurements – Vol. II: Data Analysis,” a Kinemetrics report to
Princeton University, August, 1982
“Golden Gate Bridge Ambient Vibration
Measurements – Vol. I: Data Report,” a Kinemetrics report to Princeton
University, August, 1982
“Strain Monitoring System Installation and
Calibration Report: Big Creek Powerhouse 3, Unit 1,” a Kinemetrics
report to Southern California Edison, March, 1982
“Data Report – Sierentz, France Earthquake,
15 July 1980,” a Kinemetrics report to Electricite du France, October,
1980
“Fatigue Damage of Shedgum Stacks Due to
Wind-Induced Vibration,” a Ralph M. Parsons Company report, September,
1980
“MacArthur Bridge Vibration Measurements:
Controlled Load Testing,” a Kinemetrics report to Ewell, Bomhardt and
Associates, January, 1980
“Ambient Vibration Measurements of Platform
Hondo,” a Kinemetrics report to Exxon Production Research Company,
December, 1978