PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

Bao Y, Becker TC. “Three-dimensional Double Friction Pendulum Bearing Model Formulation and Numerical Example,” Engineering Structures, 2019, 199(15): 109579.

 

Noade BM, Becker TC. “Lifetime Bridge Bearing Demands with a Probabilistic Framework,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2019, 24(7), 04019065-1.

Mohammadi H, Becker TC, Zurob H. “Novel gusset plate design using high strength steel and heat treatment.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 2019, 157: 59-69.

 

Bao Y, Becker TC. “Effect of design methodology on collapse of friction pendulum isolated moment-resisting and concentrically-braced frames.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 2018, 144(11).

 

Bao Y, Becker TC. “Inelastic response of base-isolated structures subject to impact.” Engineering Structures. 2018, 171: 86-93.

Bao Y, Becker TC, Sone T, Hamaguchi H. “To limit forces or displacements: collapse study of steel frames isolated by sliding bearings with and without restraining rims.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 2018, 112: 203-214.

Bao Y., Becker T.C., Sone T., Hamaguchi H. “Experimental study of the effect of restraining rim design on the extreme behavior of friction pendulum bearings.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2018, 47: 906–924.
Becker, T.C., Bao, Y., Mahin, S.A. “Extreme behavior in a triple friction pendulum isolated frame.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2017, 46(15): 2683-2698.
Bao, Y., Becker, T.C. and Hamaguchi, H. "Failure of double friction pendulum bearings under pulse-type motions." Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2017, 46(5): 715-732.
Crowder, A.P. and Becker, T.C. "Experimental investigation of elastometric isolation bearings with flexible column supports." Journal of Structural Engineering. 2017, 143(7): 04017057.

Schellenberg, A.H., Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. "Hybrid shake table testing method: Theory, implementation and application to midlevel isolation." Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 2017, 24(5): e1915.
Becker, T.C. and Ezazi, A. “Enhanced performance through a dual isolation seismic protection system.” The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings. 2016, 25: 72-89.
 
Kurata, M., Sato, M., Zhang, L., Lavan, O., Becker, T. and Nakashima, M. “Minimal-disturbance seismic rehabilitation of steel moment-resisting frames using light-weight steel elements.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2016, 45:383-400.
 
Becker, T.C., Yamamoto, S., Hamaguchi, H., Higashino, M. and Nakashima, M. “Application of isolation to high-rise buildings: A Japanese design case study through a US design code lens.” Earthquake Spectra. 2015, 31(3): 1451-1470.
 
Shi, Y., Becker, T.C., Furukawa S., Sato E. and Nakashima M. “LQR control with frequency-dependent scheduled gain for a semi-active floor isolation system.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2014, 43(9): 1265-1284.
 
Shi, Y., Becker, T.C., Kurata M. and Nakashima M. “H∞ control in the frequency domain for a semi-active floor isolation system.” Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering. 2013, 7: 264-275.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Approximating peak responses in seismically isolated buildings using generalized modal analysis.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2013, 42(12): 1807-1825.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Effect of rotation on behavior of triple friction pendulum bearings.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2013, 42(12): 1731-1748.
 
Furukawa, S., Sato, E., Shi, Y., Becker, T.C. and Nakashima, M. “Full-scale shaking table test of a base-isolation medical facility subjected to vertical motions.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2013, 42(13): 1931-1949.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Correct treatment of rotation of sliding surfaces in a kinematic model of the triple friction pendulum bearing.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2013. 42(2): 311-317.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S. A. “Experimental and analytical study of the bi-directional behavior of the triple friction pendulum isolator.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2012; 41(3): 355-373.

Conference Papers

Patel MK,Balomenos GP,Becker TC. “Prediction of Bearing Lifetime Demands by Considering the Bridge Design and Location Parameters,” Proceedings of the 2019 IABSE Congress, New York City, September 4 – 6, 2019.

Abdelmaksoud AM, Becker TC, Balomenos GP. “Prioritizing Bridge Inspections using Statistical Approaches,” Proceedings of the 2019 IABSE Congress, New York City, September 4 – 6, 2019.

 

Hoekstra J.A., T.C. Becker, and M.J. Tait. “Isolation of Nuclear Containment Vessels Considering Fluid-Structure Interaction,” Proceedings of the SMiRT-25, Charlotte, United States, August 4 – 9, 2019.

 

Patel M, Becker TC. “Effects of bridge aging on bridge bearing lifetime demands.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, Chania, Greece, June 23-26, 2019.

 

Noade BM, Becker TC. “Probabilistic lifetime demands on Ontario bridge bearings.” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Quebec City, Canada, July 31 – August 3, 2018.

 

Bao Y, Becker TC, Sone T, Hamaguchi H. “Extreme dynamic testing of friction pendulum bearings with various restraining rim designs.” Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 18-21, 2018.

 

Bao Y, Becker TC, Sone T. “Including rim design in collapse analysis of buildings on friction pendulum bearings.” Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 18-21, 2018.

 

Darlington RE, Becker TC. “Traditional vs column-top isolation for typical structures.” Proceedings of the CSCE Conference, Fredericton, Canada, June 13-16, 2018.

 

Noade BM, Becker TC. “Predicting bridge bearing demands through a probabilistic framework.” Proceedings of the CSCE Conference, Fredericton, Canada, June 13-16, 2018.

 

Mohammadi H, Becker T, Zurob H. “Increasing roational capacity of gusset plates through heat treatment.” Proceedings of the CSCE Conference, Fredericton, Canada, June 13-16, 2018.

Becker TC, Darlington RE, Crowder AP. “Cost savings through column-top isolation retrofit.” Proceedings of the 15th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Xi’an China, October 11-13, 2017.

Crowder, A.P. and Becker, T.C. “Increased substructure flexibility on column-top isolation systems.” Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017.

Bao, Y., Becker, T.C. and Hamaguchi, H. “Failure of double friction pendulum bearings under pulse excitations.” Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017.

Crowder, A.P. and Becker, T.C. “Effects of non-traditional isolator placement for seismic retrofit.” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, London, ON, Canada, June 1-4, 2016.
 
Bao, Y. and Becker, T.C. “Predicting failure is sliding isolation bearings under long period motions.” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, London, ON, Canada, June 1-4, 2016.
 
Crowder, A.P. and Becker, T.C. “Preliminary study on the behaviour of a column-top isolation system.” Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, Canada, July 21-24, 2015.
 
Ezazi, A. and Becker, T.C. “A dual isolation system for achieving reduced demand parameters.” Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, Canada, July 21-24, 2015.
 
Kurata, M., Sato, M, Zhang, L., Becker, T., Lavan, O. and Nakashima, M. “Seismic retrofit of steel frames with minimal-disturbance.” Proceedings of the IABSE Conference Nara: Elegance in Structures, Nara, Japan, May 13-15 2015.
 
Becker, T.C., Hamaguchi, H., Higashino, M. Yamamoto, S. and Nakashima, M. “Isolation for tall buildings, a Japanese case study.” Proceedings of the 10th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 21-25, 2014.
 
Schellenberg, A., Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Development of a large-scale hybrid shake table and application to testing a friction slider isolation system - NEES Research.” Proceedings of the 10th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 21-25, 2014.
 
Shi, Y., Becker, T.C. and Nakashima, M. “A New Frequency-Dependent Scheduled Gain Method for LQR Control of a Floor Isolation System to Deal with Earthquakes with Different Frequency Characteristics.” Proceedings of the 10th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 21-25, 2014.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Effects of flexible supports on the backbone behavior of triple friction pendulum bearings.” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Sendai, Japan, September 24-27 2013.
 
Schellenberg, A., Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Hybrid Shake Table for the Testing of Midlevel Seismic Isolation Systems.” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Sendai, Japan, September 24-27, 2013.
 
Shi Y., Becker T. and Nakashima M. “Semi-active control for floor isolation system using frequency domain control methods.” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Sendai, Japan, September 24-27, 2013.
 
Shi Y., Becker T., Kurata M. and Nakashima M. “Design of a PI controller for MR dampers using damper force feedback.” Proceedings of the JAEE First International symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, November 8-10, 2012.
 
Becker, T.C., Keldrauk, E.S., Mieler, M.W., Stojadinovic, B. and Mahin, S.A. “Effect of mass offset on the torsional response in friction pendulum isolated structures.” Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.
 
Nakashima, M., Becker, T.C., Matsumiya, T. and Nagae, T. “A Lesson from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake – The necessity for collaboration and dialog among natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, government agencies, and the general public” Chapter 13, Bled4 Workshop Proceedings, Bled, Slovenia, June 24-27, 2011.
 
Mahin, S., Ogorzalek, K. and Becker T. “Achieving resiliency with seismic isolation.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, March 7-8, 2011.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “The effect of statistical distribution of isolator properties on building performance.” Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia, August 30 – September 3, 2010.
 
Becker, T.C. and Mahin, S.A. “Three dimensional modeling of triple friction pendulum isolators.” Proceedings of the 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 25-29, 2010.

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