Cameron J. Black
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1998
B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1996 (Hons.)
Isolation Engineering, Inc. Project Engineer, 3 years
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMITTEE ACTIVITIESMember of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Member of the Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering
Member of the SEAONC Protective Systems Committee
REFERENCESProfessor James M. Kelly, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Nicos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Profesor Carlos Ventura, University of British Columbia, Canada
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Dr. Black has more than ten years of experience in the seismic design and analysis of civil engineering structures, including seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices, buckling-restrained braces, rocking and overturning of electrical equipment, anchorage systems, electrical substation structures and post-tensioned concrete. He is skilled in the use of a variety of structural analysis programs including RAM Perform 3D, SAP2000, ETABS and Drain.
Dr. Black has extensive experience in the experimental testing and analysis of structural components and full-scale structural systems. His doctoral research on viscous and hysteretic energy dissipating systems included the testing of large hydraulic fluid dampers and full-scale prototype testing of the buckling-restrained Unbonded Braces for the first U.S. hospital to utilize buckling-restrained braces. In addition he has conducted testing of viscoelastic dampers and large-diameter superelastic and annealed martensite shape memory alloy specimens.
Other research experience includes the dynamic analysis and system identification of civil engineering structures through ambient vibration testing, impact testing and strong motion data analysis.
Dr. Black has co-authored more than 30 papers and is an active member of the academic community.
Other accomplishments include:
Black, C., Aiken, I., Krumme, R., Hayes, J., Sweeney, S. (2006). Experimental Testing of Large Diameter Shape Memory Alloys, Proc. Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies Conference. Pacific Grove, California.
Black, C., Aiken, I., Krumme, R., Hayes, J., Sweeney, S. (2006). Innovative Shape Memory Alloy Connections for Structures Under Extreme Loading, Proc. 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (8USNCEE). San Francisco, California.
OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Black, C., Makris, N. (2005). Viscous Heating of Fluid Dampers Under Small and Large Amplitude Motions: Experimental Studies and Parametric Modelling, In press. J. of Eng. Mech., ASCE.
Makris, N., Black, C.J. (2004). Dimensional analysis of rigid-plastic and elastoplastic structures under pulse-type excitations, J. of Eng. Mech., ASCE 130(9), pp. 1006-1018.
Makris, N., Black, C.J. (2004). Dimensional analysis of bilinear oscillators under pulse-type excitations, J. of Eng. Mech., ASCE 130(9), pp. 1019-1031.
Makris, N., Black, C.J. (2004). Evaluation of the peak ground velocity as a good intensity measure for near-source ground motions. J. of Eng. Mech., ASCE 130(9), pp. 1032-1044.
Black, C.J., Makris, N., Aiken, I.D. (2004). Component testing, seismic evaluation and characterization of buckling-restrained braces, J. of Struct. Eng., ASCE 130(6), pp. 880-894.
Makris, N., Black, C.J. (2002). Uplifting and Overturning of Equipment Anchored to a Base Foundation, Earthquake Spectra, EERI. 18 (4), 631-661. November.Black, C.J. (2004). Experimental Evaluation and Characterization of Yielding and Viscous Devices for the Seismic Protection of Structures, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of California, Berkeley.
Makris, N., Black, C. J. (2003). Dimensional Analysis of Inelastic Structures Subjected to Near Fault Ground Motions, Technical Report: EERC 2003/05. Earthquake Engineering Research Center, the University of California, Berkeley. April.
Black, C.J, Makris, N., Aiken, I.D. (2002). Component Testing, Stability Analysis and Characterization of Buckling-Restrained Unbonded Braces, Technical Report: PEER 2002/08. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, the University of California, Berkeley. September.
Makris, N., Black, C.J. (2001). Rocking Response of Equipment Anchored to a Base Foundation, Technical Report: PEER 2001/14. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, the University of California, Berkeley. September.