December Monthly Meeting: Seismic Performance of Cast Steel

The freedom of geometry and variety in material grades that is enabled by casting manufacturing can be a tremendous asset in the design of arduously loaded structural connections. This presentation will summarize the background research and technical development of several innovative cast components that simplify the design and enhance the performance of steel structures in seismic regions.

Dr. Michael Gray will present the findings of over a decade of academic and commercial research on steel castings. This will include the presentation of the conceptual development, component testing, sub assemblage testing, material fracture characterization, hybrid testing, and non-linear analyses of several capacity designed and yielding castings for seismic force resisting systems including: moment resisting frames, concentrically braced frames, eccentrically braced frames, and rocking systems. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the design and testing of specialty cast steel components designed for seismic performance – from the microstructure of cast steel materials to the performance of multi-story buildings in earthquake simulation.


Dr. Michael Gray, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of CAST CONNEX

Michael Gray is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of CAST CONNEX. Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering from the University of Toronto. Michael is the recipient of the Schreyer Award and an Award of Excellence from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada,  and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering Award, amongst other industry and academic awards, fellowships, and scholarships. 

December 5th, 2017 5:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Minor Lane
Berkeley, 94720
United States

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Monthy Meeting Reception Registration
SEAONC Member $ 39.00
Non-Member $ 44.00
Associate Member $ 33.00
Student $ 16.00
First Year Member $ 20.00