Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals

Tsampras, Georgios, Richard Sause (2022), “Force-Based Design Method for Force-Limiting Deformable Connections in Earthquake-Resistant Buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0003456.

Van Den Einde Lelli, Conte Joel P., Restrepo José I., Bustamante Ricardo, Halvorson Marty, Hutchinson Tara C., Lai Chin-Ta, Lotfizadeh Koorosh, Luco J. Enrique, Morrison Machel L., Mosqueda Gilberto, Nemeth Mike, Ozcelik Ozgur, Restrepo Sebastian, Rodriguez Andrés, Shing P. Benson, Thoen Brad, Tsampras Georgios, NHERI@UC San Diego 6-DOF Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table Facility, Frontiers in Built Environment, doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.580333

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Zhi Zhang, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Gabrielle Guerrini, Arpit Nema, Dichuan Zhang, Ulina Shakya, Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause (2018), Shake table test performance of an inertial force-limiting floor anchorage system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47 (10), 1987-2011, doi: 10.1002/eqe.3047

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Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo (2017) Experimental study of deformable connection consisting of friction device and rubber bearings to connect floor system to lateral force resisting system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47 (4), 1032-1053, doi: 10.1002/eqe.3004

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Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo (2016), Experimental study of deformable connection consisting of buckling-restrained brace and rubber bearings to connect floor system to lateral force resisting system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 46 (8), 1287-1305, DOI:10.1002/eqe.2856

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Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Dichuan Zhang, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, David Mar, Joseph Maffei (2016), Development of deformable connection for earthquake-resistant buildings to reduce floor accelerations and force responses, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 45 (9), 1473–1494, doi:10.1002/eqe.2718

Georgios Tsampras (2009), Retrofit of existing reinforced concrete structures by using steel bracings, Newsletter of the Hellenic Society of Civil Engineers, Issue 377, pg. 46-51 [Link]

Conference Proceedings

Kyoungyeon Lee, Kaixin Chen, Georgios Tsampras, (2022) Seismic Response of Core Wall Building with Friction-Based Force-Limiting Connections, 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology, Bucharest, Romania

3ECEES_contribution_1504_R1_.pdf

Tsampras G., Sause R., Fleischman R. B., Restrepo J. I., Nema A., Zhang Z., Practical force-limiting deformable connections in buildings with rocking base mechanism and limited higher-mode responses. Proceedings of the 12th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. 2022.

C. Franco, Mayorga, Kyoungyeon Lee, and Georgios Tsampras. “Effect of the Structural Wall Modeling in the Seismic Response of Buildings with Force-Limiting Connections between Diaphragm-to-Wall Joints.” In ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Proceedings, 2022.

Tsampras, Georgios, and Richard Sause. “Design of Force-Limiting Deformable Connections in High-Performance Earthquake-Resilient Buildings.” In ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Proceedings, 2022.

Georgios Tsampras, José I. Restrepo, Richard Sause, Robert Fleischman, Zhi Zhang (2020) Floor-diaphragm anchorage system for seismic resistant buildings with enhanced reliability, 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Zhi Zhang, Ulina Shakya, Dichuan Zhang, Joseph Maffei, David Mar (2018), Experimental study of connection between floor system and lateral force resisting system, 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, CA, USA

Zhi Zhang, Arpit Nema, Gabrielle Guerrini, Ulina Shakya, Georgios Tsampras, Robert Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Richard Sause, Dichuan Zhang, Joseph Maffei, David Mar, Giorgio Monti (2018), An inertial force limiting floor anchorage system for low-damage building structures, 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, CA, USA

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Dichuan Zhang (2015) Deformable connection for earthquake-resistant building systems, JAEE International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo (2015) An earthquake-resistant building system to reduce floor accelerations, NZSEE15 Conference, New Zealand, Rotorua

Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Arpit Nema, Dichuan Zhang, Ulina Shakya, Zhi Zhang, Richard Sause, Georgios Tsampras, Giorgio Monti (2015), Inertial Force-Limiting Anchorage System for Seismic Resistant Building Structures, ASCE Structures Congress, Portland, OR, USA

Technical Reports and Theses

Georgios Tsampras (2016), Force-Limiting Deformable Floor Diaphragm Connection for Earthquake Resistant Buildings, PhD Dissertation, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA, DOI: https://preserve.lib.lehigh.edu/islandora/object/preserve%3Abp-10369972

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause (2014), Full-scale, components test of Inertial Force-Limiting Floor Anchorage Systems for Seismic Resistant Building Structures using a Buckling Restrained Brace and Steel Reinforced Low Damping Rubber Bearings, DesignSafe-CI, 10.4231/D3N87311M

Robert Fleischman, Jose Restrepo, Richard Sause, Dichuan Zhang, Georgios Tsampras, Zhi Zhang, Arpit Nema, Ulina Shakya (2014), Half Scale Shake Table Test of a 4 Story Reinforced Concrete Building with Eccentric Shear Walls, DesignSafe-CI, 10.4231/D39W0908G

Georgios Tsampras (2012), Parametric Study of Inelastic Response in Planar Steel Moment Resisting Frames, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece [Greek], http://hdl.handle.net/10889/4963

Published Experimental Data

Fleischman, Robert; Restrepo, Jose; Sause, Richard; Zhang, Dichuan; Tsampras, Georgios; Zhang, Zhi; Nema, Arpit; Shakya, Ulina, (2014), "Half Scale Shake Table Test of a 4 Story Reinforced Concrete Building with Eccentric Shear Walls", DesignSafe-CI [publisher], doi: 10.4231/D39W0908G https://www.designsafe-ci.org/data/browser/public/nees.public/NEES-2011-1083.groups/Experiment-1

Tsampras, Georgios; Sause, Richard, (2014), "Full-scale, components test of Inertial Force-Limiting Floor Anchorage Systems for Seismic Resistant Building Structures using a Buckling Restrained Brace and Steel Reinforced Low Damping Rubber Bearings", DesignSafe-CI [publisher], doi: 10.4231/D3N87311M https://www.designsafe-ci.org/data/browser/public/nees.public/NEES-2011-1083.groups/Experiment-2

Tsampras, Georgios; Sause, Richard, (2014), "Full-scale, components test of Inertial Force-Limiting Floor Anchorage Systems for Seismic Resistant Building Structures using a Friction Device and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Low Damping Rubber Bearings", DesignSafe-CI [publisher], doi: 10.4231/D3HH6C68B https://www.designsafe-ci.org/data/browser/public/nees.public/NEES-2011-1083.groups/Experiment-3

Media

Force-Limiting Deformable Floor Diaphragm Connection for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Part 1: Introduction, acknowledgements, development

Part 2: Mitigation of higher mode seismic responses

Part 3: Experiments

Part 4: Force-based design method for force-limiting deformable connections

Full scale tests conducted at Lehigh University

Shake table tests conducted at UC San Diego