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  • Dr. Ricardo A. Medina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University. His research interests include structural engineering, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, performance-based design of structural and nonstructural components, collapse assessment of structures, hybrid, fatigue, and shake table testing, as well as risk assessment of infrastructure and nuclear casks during transportation. Dr. Medina has taught courses on structural design, structural analysis, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, nonlinear analysis, performance-based engineering, and experimental structural dynamics. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7-16 Seismic Sub-Committee and chair of the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Seismic Effects on Nonstructural Components Committee. Dr. Medina has served as a consultant on multiple projects related to the seismic and wind analysis of structures, systems, and components (SSC) of nuclear power plants in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Hampshire.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Ring compression tests on un-irradiated nuclear fuel rod cladding considering fuel pellet supportJournal of Nuclear Materials.  510:446-459. 2018
    2018 Evaluation of ASCE 7 equations for designing acceleration sensitive nonstructural components using data from instrumented buildings (vol 47, pg 1075, 2018)Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.  47:1984-1984. 2018
    2018 Robust design of a multi-floor isolation systemStructural Control and Health Monitoring Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials Journal of Structural Control.  25:e2130-e2130. 2018
    2018 Comparison of the seismic performance of a partial mass isolation technique with conventional TMD and base-isolation systems under broad-band and narrow-band excitationsEngineering Structures.  158:110-123. 2018
    2018 Partial mass isolation system for seismic vibration control of buildingsStructural Control and Health Monitoring Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials Journal of Structural Control.  25:e2088-e2088. 2018
    2017 A Ground Motion Record Selection Approach Based on Multiobjective OptimizationJournal of Earthquake Engineering.  1-19. 2017
    2017 Decision Tree for Postflooding Roadway OperationsTransportation Research Record.  2604:120-130. 2017
    2016 Vertical acceleration demands on column lines of steel moment-resisting framesEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.  45:2039-2060. 2016
    2016 Assessment of Numerical and Experimental Errors in Hybrid Simulation of Framed Structural Systems through CollapseJournal of Earthquake Engineering.  20:885-909. 2016
    2014 Seismic Collapse Assessment of a 20-Story Steel Moment-Resisting Frame StructureBuildings.  4:806-822. 2014
    2012 Proposed Method for Probabilistic Estimation of Peak Component Acceleration DemandsEarthquake Spectra.  28:55-75. 2012
    2010 A practical method for proper modeling of structural damping in inelastic plane structural systemsComputers and Structures.  88:45-53. 2010
    2009 Closure to "Conceptual Seismic Design of Regular Frames Based on the Concept of Uniform Damage" by Kyungha Park and Ricardo A. MedinaJournal of Structural Engineering.  135:880-881. 2009
    2009 Sampling Protocol for Condition Assessment of Selected AssetsJournal of Transportation Engineering.  135:183-196. 2009
    2007 Acceleration response modification factors for nonstructural components attached to inelastic moment-resisting frame structuresEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.  36:2189-2210. 2007
    2007 Influence of angle of incidence on seismic demands for inelastic single-storey structures subjected to bi-directional ground motionsEngineering Structures.  29:2593-2601. 2007
    2007 Conceptual seismic design of regular frames based on the concept of uniform damageJournal of Structural Engineering.  133:945-955. 2007
    2007 Improved probabilistic quantification of drift demands for seismic evaluationStructural Safety.  29:132-145. 2007
    2006 Floor response spectra for light components mounted on regular moment-resisting frame structuresEngineering Structures.  28:1927-1940. 2006
    2006 Decision support for conceptual performance-based designEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.  35:115-133. 2006
    2006 Thermal loading and material property characterization of a functionally graded plate with a hole using an inverse problem methodologyJournal of Thermal Stresses.  29:1-20. 2006
    2005 Hysteretic models that incorporate strength and stiffness deteriorationEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.  34:1489-1511. 2005
    2005 Evaluation of drift demands for the seismic performance assessment of framesJournal of Structural Engineering.  131:1003-1013. 2005
    2005 Strength demand issues relevant for the seismic design of moment-resisting framesEarthquake Spectra.  21:415-439. 2005
    2004 Story shear strength patterns for the performance based seismic design of regular framesISET Journal of Earthquake Technology.  41:101-125. 2004
    2003 Seismic drift and ductility demands and their dependence on ground motionsEngineering Structures.  25:637-653. 2003
    Lessons Learned from Evaluating the Response of Instrumented Buildings in the US: The Effect of Supporting Building Characteristics on Floor Response SpectraEarthquake Spectra

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2018 Probabilistic evaluation of SNF rod pinching failure after long-term storage 2018
    2018 Ring compression tests on un-irradiated Zircaloy-4 cladding considering fuel pellets 2018
    2018 Effects of supporting building characteristics on nonstructural component acceleration demands 2018
    2018 Evaluation of ASCE 7 equations for designing acceleration-sensitive nonstructural components 2018
    2018 Horizontal and vertical acceleration demand of moment-resisting steel frames 2018
    2018 Uncertainties in using the spectrum matching technique for generating synthetic ground motions 2018
    2017 Improved seismic design of nonstructural components and systems (ATC-120) 2017
    2017 A probabilistic risk assessment for spent nuclear fuel transportation casks after long-term dry storage and under consideration of hydride-related embrittlement. 2017
    2017 Effect of pellet-cladding bonding on the vibration of surrogate fuel rods 2017
    2017 Future developments in the seismic analysis and design of nonstructural components for buildings 2017
    2017 PRA-radial hydride embrittlement in spent PWR nuclear fuel cladding 2017
    2016 Decision-tree based approach to making post-flooding road opening and closure decisions for transportation agencies16-5828. 2016
    2015 Vertical acceleration demands on nonstructural components in buildings 2015
    2015 Buckling behaviour of spent nuclear fuel rods759. 2015
    2015 Experimental modal analysis and static testing for numerical validation of unirradiated fuel rods. 2015
    2015 Numerical and experimental modal analysis of fuel rods 2015
    2014 Collapse assessment of multi-story buildings through hybrid testing 2014
    2014 Cyclic behavior of deep steel columns subjected to large drifts, rotations, and axial loads 2014
    2014 Numerical updating on collapse simulation of a four-story building through hybrid testing 2014
    2013 Hybrid testing of buildings to collapse including numerical updating 2013
    2013 Seismic design horizontal accelerations for nonstructural components 2013
    2010 Component acceleration demands in multistory shear-wall structures 2010
    2010 Probabilistic estimates of acceleration demands for nonstructural components attached to shear wall structures 2010
    2010 Probabilistic seismic demand evaluation of acceleration-sensitive nonstructural components mounted on structural wall systems and frame structures 2010
    2009 Performance evaluation of acceleration-sensitive nonstructural components attached to structural wall systems 2009
    2009 Seismic acceleration demands on nonstructural components attached to elastic and inelastic structures 2009
    2008 Development of a sampling protocol for condition assessment 2008
    2008 Statistical models for a proposed acceleration-response modification factor for nonstructural components attached to inelastic structures 2008
    2006 Acceleration demands for nonstructural components exposed to near-fault ground motions 2006
    2006 Lateral load patterns for the conceptual seismic design of frames exposed to near-fault ground motions 2006
    2004 Contrasting performance-based design with performance assessment 2004
    2004 Influence of hysteretic behavior on the nonlinear response of frame structures 2004
    2003 Evaluation of maximum drift demands for the seismic performance assessment of framesAPPLICATIONS OF STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, VOLS 1 AND 2. 1527-1535. 2003
    2003 Seismic demands for performance-based design of frame structures 2003
    2002 Collapse assessment of deteriorating SDOF systems.  9-13. 2002
    1999 Seismic demands for performance-based design 1999
    1996 Solving mathematical programming problems using genetic algorithmsCOMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. 233-239. 1996

    Teaching Activities

  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Dynamics of Structures Taught course 2018
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Matrix Structural Analys&Model Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Dynamics of Structures Taught course 2017
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Dynamics of Structures Taught course 2016
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2016
  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Masters Student Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Dynamics of Structures Taught course 2015
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2015
  • Classical Structural Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Dynamics of Structures Taught course 2014
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Christian Brothers University
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Full Name

  • Ricardo Medina
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    33 Academic Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States