Publications – 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