Jacobo Bielak, P.E.
Paul Christiano University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
EducationPh.D. 1971, California Institute of Technology
Computational mechanics, with special emphasis on structural health monitoring of bridges and on earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. The main objective of the seismic activity is to contribute to the understanding of earthquake-related phenomena, in an end-to-end approach, from the source, propagation path, and site effects, to structural response, with the ultimate goal of mitigating the impact that earthquakes can have on complex infrastructure systems.
- Taborda, R. and J. Bielak (2013), “Short-period ground-motion simulation and validation of the 2008 Chino Hills earthquake,” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103, 131-156.
- Jarernprasert S., E. Bazán-Zurita, and J. Bielak (2013), “Seismic soil-structure interaction response of inelastic structures,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 47, 132-143, 2013.
- Cerda, F., J. Garrett , J. Bielak , P. Rizzo , J. Barrera , Z. Zhuang , S. Chen , M. McCann & J. Kovačević (2012), “Indirect structural health monitoring in bridges: scale experiments,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS2012, Villa Erba, Lake Como, Italy.
- Baffet, D., J. Bielak, D. Givoli, T. Hagstrom, and D. Rabinovich (2012), “Long-time stable high-order absorbing boundary conditions for elastodynamics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 241-244, 20-37.
- Bielak, J., H. Karaoglu, and R. Taborda (2011), “Memory-efficient displacement-based internal friction for wave propagation simulation,” Geophysics, 76, T131 – T145.
- Bielak, J., R.W. Graves, K.B. Olsen, R. Taborda, L. Ramírez-Guzmán, S.M. Day, G.P. Ely, D. Roten, T.H. Jordan, P.J. Maechling, J. Urbanic, Y. Cui, G. Juve (2009), “The ShakeOut earthquake scenario: Verification of three simulation sets,” Geophysical Journal International, 180, 375-404.