Publications – Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D.

Journal Publications

40. Eslami, M.M., Pradel, D., and Brandenberg, S.J. (201x). “Experimental mapping of elastoplastic surfaces for sand using undrained perturbations.” Soils and Foundations. Accepted 09, 2017
39. Yniesta, S., Brandenberg, S.J. and Shafiee, A. (2017). “ARCS: A one dimensional nonlinear soil model for ground response analysis.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 102, 75-85
38. Zimmaro, P., Kwak, D., Stewart, J.P., Brandenberg, S.J., Balakrishnan, A., Jongejan, R., Ausilio, E., Dente, G., Xie, J., and Mikami, A. (2017). “Procedures from international guidelines for assessing seismic risk to flood control levees.” Earthquake Spectra. Accepted for publication 05/2017
37. Brandenberg, S.J., Mylonakis, G., and Stewart, J. (2017). “Approximate solution for seismic earth pressures on rigid walls retaining inhomogeneous elastic soil.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 97, 486-477.
36. Rathje, E.M., Dawson, C., Padgett, J.E., Pinelli, J.-P., Stanzione, D., Adair, A., Arduino, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Cockeril, T., Esteva, M., Haan, F.L. Jr., Hanlon, M., Kareem, A., Lowes, L., Mock, S., and Mosqueda, G.. (2017). “DesignSafe: A new cyberinfrastructure for natural hazards engineering.” Natural Hazards Review. 18(3).
35. Cappa, R., Brandenberg, S.J., and Lemnitzer, A. (2017). “Strains and pore pressures generated during cyclic loading of embankments on organic soil.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 143(9)
34. Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “iConsol.js: A javascript implicit finite difference code for nonlinear consolidation and secondary compression.” International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(6)
33. Shafiee, A., Stewart, J.P., Venugopal, R., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “Adaptation of Broadband Simple Shear Device for Constant Volume and Stress-Controlled Testing.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 40(1), 15-28
32. Yniesta, S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2017) “Stress-Ratio-Based Interpretation of Modulus Reduction and Damping Curves.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 143(1), 06016021
31. Deverel, S.J., Bachand, S., Brandenberg, S.J., Jones, C.E., Stewart, J.P., and Zimmaro, P. (2016). “Factors and processes affecting Delta levee system vulnerability.” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14(4)
30. Kwak, D., Stewart, J.P., Brandenberg, S.J., and Mikami, A. (2016) “Seismic Levee System Fragility Considering Spatial Correlation of Demands and Component Fragilities.” Earthquake Spectra, 32(4), 2207-2228.
29. Turner, B.J., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2016) “Case Study of Parallel Bridges Affected by Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 142(7), 05016001.
28. Lemnitzer, A., Cappa, R., Yniesta, S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015) “Centrifuge Testing of Model Levees atop Peaty Soil: Experimental Data.” Earthquake Spectra, Published Ahead of Print
27. Turner, B.J, and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015) “Pile Pinning and Interaction of Adjacent Foundations During Lateral Spreading.” Deep Foundations Institute, 9(2), 92-102
26. Yniesta, S., Lemnitzer, A., Cappa, R., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015) “Vacuum Pluviation Device for Saturating Sand.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 38(3), 355-360.
25. Kwak, D., Stewart, J.P., Brandenberg, S.J., and Mikami, A. (2015). “Characterization of Seismic Levee Fragility using Field Performance Data” Earthquake Spectra
24. Kwak, D., Brandenberg, S.J., Mikami, A., and Stewart, J.P. (2015). “Prediction Equations for Estimating Shear-Wave Velocity from Combined Geotechnical and Geomorphic Indexes Based on Japanese Data Set” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105(4), 1919-1930
23. Shafiee, A., Stewart, J.P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015) “Reset of Secondary Compression Clock for Peat by Cyclic Straining.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(3), 02815001.
22. Brandenberg, S.J., Mylonakis, G., and Stewart, J.P. (2015) “Kinematic framework for evaluating seismic earth pressures on retaining walls.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001312, 04015031.
21. Choi, J.-I., Kim, M.M., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015). “A p-y Plasticity Model for Seismic Analysis of Pile Foundations in Sand.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001261, 04015013.
20. Reinert, E., Stewart, J.P., Moss, R.E.S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2014). “Dynamic Response of a Model Levee on Sherman Island Peat: A Curated Data Set.”, Earthquake Spectra, 30(2), 639-656.
19. Afacan, K.B., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Centrifuge Modeling Studies of Site Response in Soft Clay over Wide Strain Range.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(2), 04013003
18. Wang, R., and Brandenberg, S.J.(2013). “Beam on Nonlinear Winkler Foundation and Modified Neutral Plane Solution for Calculating Downdrag Settlement.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(9), 1433-1442
17. Brandenberg, S.J., Zhao, M., Boulanger, R.W., and Wilson, D.W.(2013). “p-y Plasticity Model for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Piles in Liquefiable Soil”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(8), 1262-1274
16. Brandenberg, S.J., Zhao, M., and Kashighandi, P. (2013). “Analysis of Three Bridges that Exhibited Various Performance Levels in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(7), 1035-1048.
15. Chang, D., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “FEM Analysis of Dynamic Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground.”, Earthquake Spectra, 29(3), 733-755.
14. Coe, J. and Brandenberg, S.J. (2012). “CPT-based Ultrasonic Probe for P-wave Reflection Imaging of Embedded Objects.”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 17(6), 940-950
13. Brandenberg, S.J., Kashighandi, P., Zhang, J., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2011). “Fragility Functions for Bridges in Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreads.”, Earthquake Spectra, 27(3), 683-717.
12. Brandenberg, S.J., Kashighandi, P. (2011). “Influence of underlying weak soil on passive earth pressure in cohesionless deposits.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(3), 273-278.
11. Coe, J., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2010). “P-wave reflection imaging of submerged soil models using ultrasound.”,
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136(10), 1358-1367.
10. Brandenberg, S.J., Bellana, N., and Shantz, T. (2010). “Shear wave velocity as function of standard penetration test resistance and vertical effective stress at California bridge sites.”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 30(10), 1026-1035.
9. Brandenberg, S.J., Wilson, D.W., and Rashid, M.M. (2010). “A Weighted Residual Numerical Differentiation Algorithm Applied to Experimental Bending Moment Data.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmenatal
Engineering
, 136(6), 854-863
8. Kayen, R. , Brandenberg, S.J., Collins, B.D., Dickenson, S, Ashford, S., Kawamata, Y., Tanaka, Y., Koumoto, H., Yashinsky, M., Abrahamson, N., and Tokimatsu, K. (2009). “Niigata-Chuetsu Oki Earthquake of July 16, 2007: Geotechnical and Seismological Aspects.”, Earthquake Spectra, 25(4), 777-802.
7. Brandenberg, S.J., Coe, J., Nigbor, R.L., and Tanksley, K. (2009) “Different Approaches for Measuring Ground Strains During Pile Driving at a Buried Archeological Site.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(8), 1101-1112.
6. Zhang, J., Huo, Y., Brandenberg, S.J., and Kashighandi, P. (2008). “Effects of Structural Characterizations on Fragility Functions of Bridges Subject to Seismic Shaking and Lateral Spreading.” Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations. 7(4):369-382.
5. Brandenberg, S.J., Kutter, B.L., and Wilson, D.W. (2008). “Fast Stacking and Phase Corrections of Shear Wave Signals in a Noisy Environment.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 134(8), 1154-1165.
4. Bian, Y., Hutchinson, T., Wilson, D.W., Laefer, D., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2008). “Experimental investigation of
grouted helical piers for use in foundation rehabilitation.”
, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 134(9). 1280-1289.
3. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2007). “Static pushover analyses of pile groups in liquefied and laterally spreading ground in centrifuge tests.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133(9), 1055-1066.
2. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2007). “Liquefaction-induced softening of load transfer between pile groups and laterally spreading crusts.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133(1), 91-103.
1. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2005). “Behavior of pile foundations in laterally spreading ground during centrifuge tests.”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(11), 1378-1391.

Discussions and Closures

1. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2005). “Discussion of ‘Single piles in lateral spreads: field bending moment evaluation.'”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(4), 529-531.
2. Brandenberg, S.J., Mylonakis, G., and Stewart, J.P. (2016). “Closure to ‘Kinematic framework for evaluating seismic earth pressures on retaining walls.’ by Scott J. Brandenberg, George Mylonakis, and Jonathan P. Stewart.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 142(8), 07016014-1.

Conference and Workshop Papers

61. Zimmaro, P., Stewart, J.P., Brandenberg, S.J., Kwak, D.Y., and Jongejan, R. (2017). “System Reliability of Flood Control Levees.”3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 432
60. Lemnitzer, A., Cappa, R., Yniesta, S., Stewart, J.P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “Post-Cyclic Settlements of a Levee Structure on Organic Soil during Centrifuge Testing.”3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 431
59. Tsai, T.-Y., Brandenberg, S.J., Kayen, R.E., Stewart, J.P., Mikami, A., and Sato, T. (2017). “Estimating ground motions from past earthquakes for levees founded on soft soils.”3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 412
58. Kwak, D.Y., Ancheta, T.D., Mitra, D., Ahdi, S.K., Zimmaro, P., Parker, G.A., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2017). “Performance evaluation of VSZ-to-VS30 correlation methods using global VS profile database.”3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 399
57. Yniesta, S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “Influence of Misfit of Desired Damping
Response in Nonlinear Ground Response
Analysis.”3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 384
56. Tsai, Y.-T., Brandenberg, S.J., Kayen, R.E., Mikami, A., Sato, T., and Stewart, J.P. (2017). “Dataset for Empirical Assessment of Seismic Performance for Levees Founded on Peaty Organic Soils.” Geo-Risk, ASCE, GSP 284, 11-21
55. Kwak, D.Y., Jongejan, R., Zimmaro, P., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2017). “Influence of wall flexibility on seismic earth pressures in vertically homogeneous soil.” Geo-Risk, ASCE, GSP 283, 140-150
54. Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., and Mylonakis, G. (2017). “Influence of wall flexibility on seismic earth pressures in vertically homogeneous soil.” Geo-Risk,, ASCE, GSP 285, 412-423.
53. Brandenberg, S.J., Agapaki, E., Mylonakis, G., and Stewart, J.P. (2017). “Seismic earth pressures exerted on rigid walls by vertically heterogeneous soil using Winkler method.” Proc. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Santiago, Chile.
52. Esteva, M., Brandenberg, S.J., Eslami, M.M., Adair, A., and Kulasekaran, S.A. (2016). “Modelling Natural Hazards Engineering Data to Cyberinfrastructure.” SciDataCon, 2016, Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research
51. Agapaki, E., Esmaeilzadeh Seylabi, E., Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., Taciroglu, E., and Pitilakis, D. (2016). “Centrifuge modeling of culvert structures to evaluate seismic earth pressures arising from soil-structure interaction.” Proc. 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure. Chania, Greece.
50. Yniesta, S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015). “Unloading-Reloading Rule for Nonlinear Site Response Analysis.” Proc. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Christchurch, New Zealand, Paper No. 127.
49. Turner, B.J., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2015). “Influence of Kinematic SSI on Foundation Input Motions for Pile-Supported Bridges.” Proc. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Christchurch, New Zealand, Paper No. 97.
48. Cappa, R., Yniesta, S., Brandenberg, S.J., and Lemnitzer, A. (2015). “Settlements and Excess Pore Pressure Generation in Peaty Soils Under Embankments During Cyclic Loading.” Proc. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnial Engineering. Christchurch, New Zealand. Paper No. 685.
47. Yniesta, S., Cappa, R., Lemnitzer, A., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2015). “Centrifuge Testing of Levees: Saturation Techniques during Model Construction.” Proc. IFCEE 2015, pp. 1197-1206, American Society of Civil Engineers, Iskander, M., Suleiman, M.T., Anderson, J.B., and Laefer, D.F. Eds.
46. Cappa, R., Yniesta, S., Lemnitzer, A., Brandenberg, S., and Shafiee, A. (2015). “Settlement Estimations of Peat during Centrifuge Experiments.” Proc. IFCEE 2015, pp. 152-160, American Society of Civil Engineers, Iskander, M., Suleiman, M.T., Anderson, J.B., and Laefer, D.F. Eds.
45. Turner, B.J., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2015). “Analysis of Drilled Shaft Settlement Caused by Liquefaction.” Proc. IFCEE 2015, pp. 1176-1188, American Society of Civil Engineers, Iskander, M., Suleiman, M.T., Anderson, J.B., and Laefer, D.F. Eds.
44. Cappa, R., Yniesta, S., Lemnitzer, A., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Centrifuge Experiments to Evaluate the Seismic Performance of Levees on Peaty Soils in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”Proc. Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, Dam Safety 2014, Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, 1: 423-432.
43. Turner, B.J., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Comparison of design procedures and observed performance of bridges subjected to lateral spreading.” Proc. 10th National Conf. in Earthquake Engineering., Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Anchorage, AK, J. Mitrani-Reiser and F. Zareian (eds.), Paper No. 776 (electronic file).
42. Kwak, D.Y., Brandenberg, S.J., Mikami, A., Balakrishnan, A., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Applicability of levee fragility functions developed from Japanese data to California’s Central Valley.” Proc. 34th Annual USSD Conf., United States Society on Dams, San Francisco, CA, Daniel L. Wade (ed.), 1131-1144.
41. Choi, J.-I., Brandenberg, S.J., and Kim, M.M. (2013). “Modeling the dynamic behavior of a single pile in dry sand using a new p-y material model.”, Proc. Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
40. Reinert, E.T., Lemke, J., Stewart, J.P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Remote monitoring of a model levee constructed on soft peaty organic soil.”, Proc. GeoCongress 2013, San Diego.
39. Shafiee, A., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2013). “Laboratory investigation of the pre- and post-cyclic volume change properties of Sherman Island peat.”, Proc. GeoCongress 2013, San Diego.
38. Reinert, E.T., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2013). “Measurements of translational and rotational dynamic stiffness for a model levee on peat.” Proc. 10th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
37. Turner, B., Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P. (2013). “Evaluation of collapse and non-collapse of parallel bridges affected by liquefaction and lateral spreading.” Proceedings 10th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
36. Kwak, D.Y., Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., and Mikami, A. (2012). “Groundwater Level Evaluation for River Flood Control Levees and its Effect on Seismic Performance.” 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
35. Reinert, E.T., Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., and Moss, R.E.S. (2012). “Dynamic Field Test of a Model Levee Founded on Peaty Organic Soil Using an Eccentric Mass Shaker.” 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
34. Kwak, DY, A Mikami, SJ Brandenberg, and JP Stewart (2011). “Ground motion estimation for evaluation of levee performance in past earthquakes,” Proc. 9th International Conf. on Urban Earthquake Engineeering/4th Asia Conf. on Earthquake Eng., Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, March 6-8, 2012, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
33. Coe, J., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2011). “P‐Wave Reflection Imaging of a Cast‐In‐Steel‐Shell Bridge Foundation.”, Geo‐Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Proc. of the Geo‐Frontiers 2011 Conference, March 13–16, 2011 Dallas, TX.
32. Coe, J., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2010). “P-wave reflection imaging of laboratory soil models.” Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics and Symposium in Honor of Professor I.M. Idriss. May 24-29, San Diego, CA.
31. Kashighandi, P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2010). “Application of concave up p-y elements in static analysis of piles in laterally spreading ground.” Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics and Symposium in Honor of Professor I.M. Idriss. May 24-29, San Diego, CA.
30. Ashford, S.A., Boulanger, R.W., Brandenberg, S.J., and Shantz, T. (2009). “Overview of recommended analysis procedures for pile foundations in laterally spreading ground.” TCLEE 2009 Conference: 7th International Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. Oakland, CA.
29. Brandenberg, S.J., and Kashighandi, P., (2009). “Performance-based earthquake engineering applied to a bridge in liquefied and laterally spreading ground.” Improving Earthquake Mitigation through Innovations and Applications in Seismic Science, Engineering, Communication, and Response: A US – Iran Workshop. Irvine, CA.
28. Zhao, M., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2009). “Numerical study of passive load transfer softening due to underlying soft soil.” International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo. March 2009.
27. Kashighandi, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Zhang, J., Huo, Y. and Zhao, M., “Fragility of old-vintage continuous California bridges to liquefaction and lateral spreading”, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
26. Zhang, J., Huo, Y., Brandenberg, S.J. and Kashighandi, P., “Fragility Functions of Different Bridge Types Subject to Seismic Shaking and Lateral Spreading”, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
25. Chu, D., Brandenberg, S.J., and Lin, P.S., “Performance of bridges in liquefied ground during 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake”, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
24. Zhang, J., Huo, Y., Kashighandi, P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2008). “Effects of structural characterization on fragility functions of bridges subjected to seismic shaking and lateral spreading.” Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, Charleston, SC, July.
23. Brandenberg, S.J. (2008). “Imaging a grouted column in a centrifuge model using shear wave velocity tomography.” Proc. 4th Conf. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181.
22. Brandenberg, S.J., Kashighandi, P., Zhang, J., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2008). “Sensitivity study of an older-vintage bridge subjected to lateral spreading.” Proc. 4th Conf. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181.
21. Kashighandi, P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2007) “Fragility curves for lateral spreading-induced damage to the Landing Road Bridge”, 4th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering. Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
20. Boulanger, R. W., Chang, D., Brandenberg, S. J., Armstrong, R. J., and Kutter, B. L. (2007). “Seismic design of pile foundations for liquefaction effects.” Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering – Invited Lectures, K. D. Pitilakis, Ed., Springer, The Netherlands, 277-302.
19. Bian, Y., Hutchinson, T.C., Wilson, D.W., Laefer, D., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2007). “Experimental investigation of grouted helical piers for use in foundation rehabilitation.” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, K. D. Pitilakis, ed., Springer, The Netherlands.
18. Brandenberg, S.J., Choi, S., Kutter, B.L., Wilson, D.W., and Santamarina, J.C. (2006). “A bender element system for measuring shear wave velocities in centrifuge models”, 6th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong, 1:165 – 170 (August 2006)
17. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2006). “Monotonic and cyclic pushover analyses of pile foundations in laterally spreading ground.” 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, Paper No. 8NCEE-001480.
16. Gebman, M., Brandenberg, S.J., Cheng, L., Chang, D., Lee, W., Pi, M., Ugalde, J., and Ashford, S. (2006). “Promoting undergraduate interest in earthquake engineering and seismic design through a shake table competition.” 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, Paper No. 8NCEE-001007.
15. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2005). “Observations and analysis of pile groups in liquefied and laterally spreading ground in centrifuge tests.” Seismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 145, ASCE, 161-172.
14. Chang, D., Boulanger, R. W., Brandenberg, S. J., and Kutter, B. L. (2006). “Dynamic analyses of soil-pile-structure interaction in laterally spreading ground during earthquake shaking.” Seismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 145, ASCE, 218-229.
13. Boulanger, R. W., Chang, D., Gulerce, U., Brandenberg, S., and Kutter, B. L. (2006). “Evaluating pile pinning effects on abutments over liquefied ground.” Seismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 145, ASCE, 306-318.
12. Brandenberg, S. J., Boulanger, R. W., Chang, D., and Kutter, B. L. (2005). “Mechanisms of load transfer between pile groups and laterally spreading nonliquefied crust layers.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering Commemorating Tenth Anniversary of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake (ISEE Kobe 2005), Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Japan, B153-B162.
11. Boulanger, R. W., Wilson, D. W., Kutter, B. L., Brandenberg, S. J., Chang, D., and Gulerce, U. (2005). “Identifying interaction mechanisms for pile foundations in laterally spreading ground.” Proceedings, 1st Greece-Japan Workshop on Seismic Design, Observation, and Retrofit of Foundations, G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, and T. Tazoh, eds., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 69-76.
10. Chang, D., Boulanger, R. W., Kutter, B. L, and Brandenberg, S. J. (2005). “Inertia and spreading load combinations of soil-pile-structure system during liquefaction-induced lateral spreading in centrifuge tests.” Proceedings, 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Millpress Science Publishers, Rotterdam, Vol. 4, 1967-1970.
9. Chang, D., Boulanger, R. W., Kutter, B. L, and Brandenberg, S. J. (2005). “Experimental observations of inertial and lateral spreading loads on pile groups during earthquakes.” GeoFrontiers Conference, Austin, Texas, Geotechnical Special Publication 133, ASCE.
8. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., Wilson, D.W., and Chang, D. (2004). “Load transfer between pile groups and laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, paper No. 1516.
7. Brandenberg, S.J. and Boulanger, R.W. (2004). “OpenSees Beam on Nonlinear Winkler Foundation Modeling of Pile Groups in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground in Centrifuge Tests.” Proc. Asia-pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Research annual meeting, Honolulu, HI.
6. Boulanger, R. W., and Brandenberg, S. J. (2004). “Neutral plane solution for liquefaction-induced down-drag on vertical piles.” Proceedings, Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 126, M. K. Yegian and E. Kavazanjian, eds., ASCE, 403 410.
5. Boulanger, R.W., Wilson, D.W., Brandenberg, S.J., and Chang, D. (2004). “Nonlinear FE analyses of soil-pile interaction in liquefying sand.” Proceedings ASCE Geo-Trans Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 27-31, 2004.
4. Brandenberg, S.J. and Idriss, I.M. (2002). “An overview of the great Alaska earthquake of 1964.” Proc. U.S.-Japan Seminar on Seismic Disaster Mitigation in Urban Area by Geotechnical Engineering, Anchorage, AK, June 26-27, 2002.
3. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W. and Kutter, B.L. (2002). “p-y behavior in liquefied and laterally spreading ground in centrifuge tests.” Proc. U.S.-Japan Seminar on Seismic Disaster Mitigation in Urban Area by Geotechnical Engineering, Anchorage, AK, June 26-27, 2002.
2. Singh, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2002). “Behavior of pile foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground.” Proceedings ASCE/AEG/UMKC Geotechnical Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 6, 2002.
1. Brandenberg, S.J., Singh, P., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2001). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” Proc. Sixth Caltrans Seismic Research Workshop, 2-106.

Reports and Dissertations

16. Turner, B., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Evaluation of collapse and non-collapse of parallel bridges affected by liquefaction and lateral spreading.”, PEER Report 2014/10, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 122 pgs.
15. Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., and Afacan, K. (2013). “Influence of Liquefaction on Earthquake Ground Motions”, Final Report for USGS Award Number G12AP20098.
14. Stewart, JP, SJ Brandenberg, and A Shafiee (2013). “Laboratory evaluation of seismic failure mechanisms of levees on peat” UCLA-SGEL 2013/04, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, UCLA
13. McCrink, T.P., Pridmore, C.L., Tinsley, J.C., Sickler, R.R., Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P., (2011). “Liquefaction and other ground failures in Imperial County, California, from the April 4, 2010, El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake”, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1071 and California Geological Survey Special Report 220, 94 p. pamphlet, 1 pl., scale 1:51,440.
12. Ashford, S.A., Boulanger, R.W., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2011). “Recommended Design Practice for Pile Foundations in Laterally Spreading Ground”, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. Report No. PEER 2011/04. 44pg.
11. Brandenberg, S.J., Zhang, J., Kashighandi, P., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2011). “Demand Fragility Surfaces for Bridges in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground.”, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. Report No. PEER 2011/01. 162pg.
10. Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., Afacan, K.B., Harounian, A., Deng, L., and Park, D. (2010). “Final Report for USGS Award Number 08HQGR0037: Evaluation of nonlinear site response of soft clay using centrifuge models.”, United States Geological Survey. 33pg.
9. Brandenberg, S.J., Bellana, N., and Shantz, T., (2010). “Shear Wave Velocity as a Statistical Function of Standard Penetration Test Resistance and Vertical Effective Stress at Caltrans Bridge Sites.” Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. Report No. PEER 2010/03. 75pg.
8. Kayen, R., Collins, B.D., Abrahamson, N., Ashford, S., Brandenberg, S.J., Cluff, L., Dickenson, S., Johnson, L., Kabeyasawa, T., Kawamata, Y., Koumoto, H. Marubashi, N., Pujol, S., Steele, C., Sun, J., Tanaka, Y., Tokimatsu, K., Tsai, B., Yanev, P., Yashinsky , M., and Yousok, K., (2007). “Investigation of the M6.6 Niigata-Chuetsu Oki, Japan, Earthquake of July 16, 2007” U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 2007-1365, 230pg.
7. Kayen, R. Pujol, S., Collins, B.D., Abrahamson, N., Ashford, S., Brandenberg, S.J., Dickenson, S., Johnson, L., Kabeyasawa, T., Kawamata, Y., Koumoto, H., Tanaka, Y., Marubashi, N., Tokimatsu, K., Tsai, B., Yanev, P., Yashinsky, M., and Yousok, K. (2007). “Niigata-Chuetsu Oki, Japan, Earthquake of July 16, 2007”, EERI-GEER Web Report.
6. Brandenberg, S.J. (2005). “Behavior of piles in liquefied and laterally spreading ground. Ph.D. Dissertation.”, University of California, Davis, CA, 344 pp.
5. Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., Brandenberg, S.J., Singh, P., and Chang, D. (2003). “Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground during Earthquakes: Centrifuge Experiments and Analyses.” Report No. UCD/CGM-03/01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 205 pp.
4. Brandenberg, S.J., Chang, D., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2003). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes – centrifuge data report for SJB03.” UCD/CGMDR-03/03, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis.
3. Brandenberg, S.J., Singh, P., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2001). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes – centrifuge data report for SJB01.” Report No. UCD/CGMDR-01/02, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis.
2. Brandenberg, S.J., Singh, P., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2001). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes – centrifuge data report for SJB02.” Report No. UCD/CGMDR-01/06, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis.
1. Singh, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2001). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes – centrifuge data report for PDS03.” Report No. UCD/CGMDR-01/01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Presentations

40. Brandenberg, S.J. (2014). “Pile foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground: Guidelines and case histories.”, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, Syracuse, NY, May 6th.
39. Brandenberg, S.J. (2014). “Seismic stability of levees resting atop peat soil.”, Southern California Water Committee, 2nd Quarterly Meeting, Montclair, CA, April 25th.
38. Brandenberg, S.J. (2014). “Pile foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground: Guidelines and case histories.”, Deep Foundations Institute, Practical Deep Foundation Design and Construction for Seismic and Lateral Loads, Seattle, WA, April 22nd.
37. Brandenberg, S.J. (2014). “State of the art and practice in earthquake induced soil liquefaction: breakout session D on earth structures and soil-structure interaction.”, National Academies, Liquefaction Workshop, Tempe, AZ, March 11th.
36. Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., Schmutte, C., and Lemnitzer, A. (2014). “NEES/EERI Research-to-Practice Webinar: Seismic stability of levees resting atop peat soil.”, February 5th.
35. Brandenberg, S.J. and Stewart, J.P. (2013). “Seismic performance of levees founded on non-organic and organic soils in California and Japan.”, Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA, July 10th.
34. Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Recommended design practice for pile foundations in laterally spreading ground”. Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 7th, 2013.
33. Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Seismic stability of levees on peat soil.”, UCLA Tech Forum, Los Angeles, CA, May 8th
32. Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Influence of lateral spreading on deep foundations.” Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Seminar, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, March 23rd.
31. Brandenberg, S.J., Reinert, E.T., and Stewart, J.P. (2013). “Seismic stability of levees on peat soils.”. 10th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, March 2nd, 2013.
30. Brandenberg, S.J. (2012). “Dynamic response of levees founded on peats and organic soils”. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Annual Meeting, October 26, 2012.
29. Brandenberg, S.J. (2012). “Shaking the Delta Levees”. ASCE Los Angeles Section Hydraulics Group, October 11, 2012.
28. Brandenberg, S.J. (2011). “Dynamic Behavior of Levees on Very Soft Peaty Organic Soil in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta”. Inland Empire Geotechnical Group Meeting, Rancho Cucamonga, October 26, 2011.
27. Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2011). “Field Testing of Levees on Peaty Organic Soil.”, Informational Hearing on Water Reliability and Seismic Risk, Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles, October 19, 2011.
26. Brandenberg, S.J., Zhang, J., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2011). “Macro-Elements for Soil-Pile Interaction in Liquefied Soil.”, PEER Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA., October 1, 2011
25. Brandenberg, S.J., (2011). “Evaluation of Bridges that Performed Well, Moderately, and Poorly in Lateral Spreads”. PEER Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA., October 1, 2011.
24. Brandenberg, S.J., (2010) “Deep foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground”, ASCE San Diego Section Geotechnical Group meeting, (11/23/2010). Invited speaker.
23. Brandenberg, S.J., Zhang, J., Kashighandi, P., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2010). “Fragility Functions for Bridges in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground.” 2010 Quake Summit and joint annual meetings of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and the George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, October 8, 2010.
22. Brandenberg, S.J.
(2010). “El Mayor Cucapah Earthquake of April 4th 2010.” Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics and Symposium in Honor of Professor I.M. Idriss., May 29, 2010.
21. Brandenberg, S.J.(2010). “Deep Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground.” California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Course, May 24, 2010
20. Brandenberg, S.J.(2010). “Imaging Embedded Objects using Elastic Waves” California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Society of Civil Engineers, May 24, 2010
19. Brandenberg, S.J., and Zhang, J. (2009). “Simulation of 3-D Global Bridge Response to Shaking and Lateral Spreading.” PEER Transportation research Program Coordination Meeting, August 25, 2009
18. Brandenberg, S.J., and Kashighandi, P., (2009). “Performance-based earthquake engineering applied to a bridge in liquefied and laterally spreading ground.” Improving Earthquake Mitigation through Innovations and Applications in Seismic Science, Engineering, Communication, and Response: A US – Iran Workshop.
17. Brandenberg, S.J. and Zhang, J. (2008). “Simulation of 3-D Global Bridge Response to Shaking and Lateral Spreading.” PEER Transportation Systems Research Program Kickoff Meeting, December 10, 2008.
16. Brandenberg, S.J. (2008). “Imaging a grouted column in a centrifuge model using shear wave velocity tomography.” Proc. 4th Conf. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics,
Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181.
15. Brandenberg, S.J., Kashighandi, P., Zhang, J., Huo, Y., and Zhao, M. (2008). “Sensitivity study of an older-vintage bridge subjected to lateral spreading.” Proc. 4th Conf. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181.
14. Kashighandi, P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2007) “Fragility curves for lateral spreading-induced damage to the Landing Road Bridge”, 4th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering. Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
13. Brandenberg, S.J., Choi, S., Kutter, B.L., Wilson, D.W., and Santamarina, J.C. (2006). “A bender element system for measuring shear wave velocities in centrifuge models” , 6th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong
12. Brandenberg, S.J. (2006). “Centrifuge modeling, interpretation, and analysis of pile groups in liquefied and laterally spreading ground.” ASCE Los Angeles Geotechnical Group, Los Angeles, CA, January 18 meeting.
11. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2006). “Monotonic and cyclic pushover analyses of pile foundations in laterally spreading ground.” 8th U.S. National
Conference on Earthquake Engineering,
San Francisco, Paper No. 8NCEE-001480.
10. Gebman, M., Brandenberg, S.J., Cheng, L., Chang, D., Lee, W., Pi, M., Ugalde, J., and Ashford, S. (2006). “Promoting undergraduate interest in earthquake engineering and seismic design through a shake table competition.” 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, Paper No. 8NCEE-001007.
9. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., and Chang, D. (2006). “Promoting undergraduate interest in earthquake engineering and seismic design through a shake table competition.” 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, Paper No. 8NCEE-001007.
8. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W., Kutter, B.L., Wilson, D.W., and Chang, D. (2004). “Load transfer between pile groups and laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” 13th World
Conference on Earthquake Engineering
, Vancouver, Canada, paper No. 1516.
7. Brandenberg, S.J. (2004). “Behavior of pile foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground in centrifuge tests.” Seminar for I.M. Idriss UC Davis Award for Excellence in
Geotechnical Engineering
. Davis, CA, June 9, 2004.
6. Brandenberg, S.J. (2003). “Centrifuge modeling of pile groups in liquefied and laterally spreading ground.” Student seminar at PEER Testbeds meeting. Richmond, CA, October, 2003.
5. Brandenberg, S.J. and Idriss, I.M. (2002). “An overview of the great Alaska earthquake of 1964.” Proc. U.S.-Japan Seminar on Seismic Disaster Mitigation in Urban Area by Geotechnical Engineering, Anchorage, AK, June 26-27, 2002.
4. Brandenberg, S.J., Boulanger, R.W. and Kutter, B.L. (2002). “p-y behavior in liquefied and laterally spreading ground in centrifuge tests.” Proc. U.S.-Japan Seminar on Seismic Disaster Mitigation in Urban Area by Geotechnical Engineering, Anchorage, AK, June 26-27, 2002.
3. Brandenberg, S.J. (2002). “Behavior of pile groups in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” Seminar at Geomatrix Consultants. Oakland, CA, January 8, 2002.
2. Brandenberg, S.J. and Singh, P. (2001). “Behavior of pile foundations in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” Seminar for undergraduate PEER scholars. Davis, CA.
September, 2001.
1. Brandenberg, S.J., Singh, P., Boulanger, R.W., and Kutter, B.L. (2001). “Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes.” Proc. Sixth Caltrans Seismic Research
Workshop
, 2-106.

Articles

1. Brandenberg, S.J., Stewart, J.P., and Moss, R.E.S. (2010). “Characterizing the Seismic Threat to California’s Water Supply.” GeoStrata, March/April, 36-39.
2. Brandenberg, S.J., and Stewart, J.P. (2014). “Op-Ed: Earthquakes pose a hazard to much of California’s fresh water.” Los Angeles Times, August 28.

Curated Data Sets

10. Eslami, M., Brandenberg, S. J., Zhong, A., Pradel, D., (2017), “Triaxial Tests on Sand for Yield Surface Mapping”, DesignSafe-CI [publisher], Dataset, DOI:10.17603/DS23T00
9. Harounian, A., Afacan, K., Stewart, J.P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2010). “AHA02: Evaluation of nonlinear site response of soft clay using centrifuge models.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (database). Dataset. DOI: 10.4231/D3XK84Q4D
8. Harounian, A., Afacan, K., Stewart, J.P., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2009). “AHA01: Evaluation of nonlinear site response of soft clay using centrifuge models.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (database). Dataset. DOI: 10.4231/D32B8VB9D
7. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Ahdi, S.K., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 9 – Continuous Raw Data Files (2012 Re-Test).” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D3NP1WJ45
6. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Ahdi, S.K., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 8 – SASW Array (2012 Re-Test).” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D30Z70W8Z
5. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Ahdi, S.K., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 7 – Field Testing with MK-15 Shaker (2012 Re-Test).” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D38G8FH6G
4. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Chrysovergis, P.S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 6 – Continuous Raw Data Files.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D34Q7QQ2B
3. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Chrysovergis, P.S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 5 – Shaker testing with Atom Ant Shaker.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D3D795994
2. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Chrysovergis, P.S., Ahdi, S.K., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 4 – SASW Array.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D3J09W43H
1. Reinert, E.T., Stewart, J., Moss, R.E.S., Chrysovergis, P.S., and Brandenberg, S.J. (2013). “Experiment 3 – Field Testing with MK-15 shaker.” Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. DOI: 10.4231/D3SF2MB89