Tracy Becker

# assistant professor

# University of California, Berkeley

# Civil and Environmental Engineering

## PUBLICATIONS

#### Journal Papers

Najafijozani M, Becker TC, Konstantinidis DA. “Evaluating adaptive vertical seismic isolation for equipment in nuclear power plants,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2020, 358: 110399.

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.

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##### 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.

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##### 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.

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##### 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.

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##### 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.