Symposium Honoring Ricardo Dobry
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Howard Isermann Auditorium at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY [CAMPUS MAP]
Professor Ricardo Dobry, NAE, retired from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2020 after 43 years on the CEE faculty. Professor Dobry's contributions to soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering will be honored at this one-day symposium on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus.
Attendance is free, but attendees are required to register by April 15, 2023. If you have any questions, please direct them to Ms. Debra Roden in Rensselaer's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The program includes lectures by a number of his life-long friends and colleagues: J. Roesset, K. Stokoe, G. Gazetas, M. Vucetic, A. Elgamal, T. O’Rourke, A. Pecker, R. Verdugo, J. Bray, T. Abdoun, M. Zeghal, M. O'Rourke, and T. Zimmie.
|8:30am||Shekhar Garde *, and Christopher W. Letchford ^||Introductions|
|9:00am||Jose M. Roesset||Personal recollections|
|9:15am||Kenneth H. Stokoe||"UTexas Field and Laboratory Liquefaction Activities Inspired by Professor Ricardo Dobry"|
|9:45am||George Gazetas||"Inspired by Ricardo: Insight into the Simple Methods for Foundation Dynamics"|
|10:30am||Mladen Vucetic||"Cyclic Strain Approach to Characterization of the Cyclic Behavior of Soils - 40 years of Research from RPI to UCLA"|
|11:00am||Ahmed Elgamal||"Soil-Structure Interaction: Liquefaction Scenarios"|
|11:30am||Thomas D. O'Rourke||"Next Generation Hazard Resilient Infrastructure"|
|1:00pm||Alain Pecker||"Ricardo Dobry and the Scientific Approach: Personal Memories"|
|1:30pm||Ramon Verdugo||"Undrained Response of Sandy Soils"|
|2:00pm||Jonathan D. Bray||"Liquefaction of Silty Soil"|
|3:00pm||Tarek Abdoun||"Soil Liqefaction Response under High Confining Pressure"|
|3:30pm||Mourad Zeghal||"Micro-Mechanical Soil Dynamics: Historical Overview and New Developments"|
|4:00pm||Michael J. O'Rourke||"Seismic Wave Propagation and Other Fun Stuff with Ricardo"|
|4:30pm||Thomas F. Zimmie||"Reminiscing, Trivial and Non-Trivial"|
|4:45pm||Ricardo Dobry||Thanks and remarks|
* Dean of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
^ Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute