Dr. Ricardo Medina

Dr. Ricardo Medina

Associate Professor, Structural Engineering

Phone: 603-862-0276
Fax: 603-862-2364
E-mail: ricardo.a.medina@unh.edu

University of New Hampshire
Department of Civil Engineering
Kingsbury Hall Room W137
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

 


Education

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2003.
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1999.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 1997.

Professional Registration

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of New Hampshire No. 13328

Research Interests

  • Seismic Evaluation and Design of Nonstructural Components in Buildings
  • Hybrid Simulation
  • Collapse Assessment of Structures
  • Structural Evaluation of Containers for Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
  • Mitigation and Response to Extreme Events

Awards and Honors

  • Inclusive Teaching Fellow, University of New Hampshire, 2008 – 2009.
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Teaching Award, University of Maryland, 2006.
  • Lilly Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2005-2006.
  • Doctoral Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University, 1997-1999.
  • Thomas G. Morrison Structural Engineering Award, Christian Brothers University, 1997.
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Graduate Award, Christian Brothers University, 1997.
  • Outstanding Engineering Graduate Award, Christian Brothers University, 1997
  • First Place, Technical Paper Competition, ASCE Southeast Regional Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 1997.
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • ASCE 7-16 Seismic Subcommittee, Associate Member (TC-8 and TC-13 Working Groups; Demands Leader TC-8).
    • Standards Development Committee on Shake Table Testing for Nonstructural Components, Member.
    • ASCE-AEI Seismic Effects on Nonstructural Components Committee, Chair.
    • ASCE-SEI Seismic Effects Subcommittee on Emerging Analysis Methods in Earthquake Engineering, Member.
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Member.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles (student co-authors are underlined)

  • Clayton, J. and Medina, R.A. (2012). “Proposed Method for Probabilistic Estimation of Peak Component Acceleration Demands” Earthquake Spectra, 28(1), 55-75.
  • Zareian, F., and Medina, R.A. (2010). “A Practical Method for Proper Modeling Structural Damping in Inelastic Plane Structural Systems.” Computers and Structures, 88(1-2), 45-53.
  • Medina, R.A., Haghani, A., and Harris, N. (2009). “Sampling Protocol for Condition Assessment of Selected Assets.” ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering, 135(4), 183-196.
  • Sankaranarayanan, R., and Medina, R.A. (2007). “Acceleration Response Modification Factors for Nonstructural Components Attached to Inelastic Moment-Resisting Frame Structures.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 36(14), 2189-2210.
  • Rigato, A., and Medina, R.A. (2007). "Influence of Angle of Incidence on the Seismic Demands for Inelastic Single-storey Structures Subjected to Bi-directional Ground Motions." Engineering Structures, 29(10), 2593-2601.
  • Park, K., and Medina, R.A. (2007). “Conceptual Seismic Design of Regular Frames Based on the Concept of Uniform Damage.” ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, 133(7), 945-955.
  • Park, K., and Medina, R.A. (2009). “Closure to 'Conceptual Seismic Design of Regular Frames Based on the Concept of Uniform Damage'." ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, 135(7).
  • Stoica, M., Medina, R. A., and McCuen, R. H. (2007) “Improved Probabilistic Quantification of Drift Demands for Seismic Evaluation.” Structural Safety, 29(2), 132-145.
  • Medina, R.A., Sankaranarayanan, R., and Kingston, K.M. (2006) “Floor Response Spectra for Light Components Mounted on Regular Moment-Resisting Frame Structures.” Engineering Structures, 28(14), 1927-1940.
  • Krawinkler, H., Zareian, F., Medina, R.A. and Ibarra, L. (2006). “Decision Support for Conceptual Performance-Based Design.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 35(1), 115-133.
  • Cardenas-Garcia, J., Shabana, Y., and Medina, R.A. (2006).  “Thermal Loading and Material Property Characterization of a Functionally Graded Plate with a Hole Using and Inverse Problem Methodology.”  J. of Thermal Stresses, 29(1), 1-20.
  • Ibarra, L.F., Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2005). “Hysteretic Models that Incorporate Strength and Stiffness Deterioration.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 34(12), 1489-1511.
  • Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2005). “Evaluation of Drift Demands for the Seismic Performance Assessment of Frames,” ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, 131(7), 1003-1013.
  • Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2005). “Strength Demand Issues Relevant for the Seismic Design of Moment-Resisting Frames,” Earthquake Spectra, 21(2), 415-439.
  • Medina, R.A. (2004). “Story Shear Strength Patterns for the Performance-Based Seismic Design of Regular Frames,” ISET J. of Earthquake Technology, 41(1), 101-125.
  • Krawinkler, H., Medina, R.A., and Alavi, B. (2003).  “Seismic Drift and Ductility Demands and their Dependence on Ground Motions,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science Ltd., 25(5), 637-653.

Refereed Conference Proceedings (student co-authors are underlined)

 

  • Negrete, M., Medina, R.A., Mir.nda, E., Mosqueda, G., and Hashemi, M.J> (2014). “Numerical Updating on Collapse Simulation of a Four-Story Building Through Hybrid Testing.” Proceedings of the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 21-25.
  • Zargar, S., Medina, R.A., and Miranda, E. (2014). “Cyclic Behavior of Deep Steel Columns Subjected to Large Deformation Demands and High Axial Loads.” Proceedings of the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 21-25.
  • Clayton, J. and Medina, R.A. (2010). “Probabilistic Seismic Demand Evaluation of Acceleration-Sensitive Nonstructural Components Mounted on Structural Wall Systems and Frame Structures”. Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 25 – 29. 
  • Medina, R.A. and Clayton, J. (2010). “Probabilistic Estimates of Acceleration Demands for Nonstructural Components Attached to Shear Wall Structures.” Proceedings of the 19th Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference, Orlando, FL, May 12 – 14.
  • Medina, R.A., Haghani, A., and Harris, N. (2008). “Development of a Sampling Protocol for Condition Assessment,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Paper No. 2093, Washington, D.C., January 13 – 17.
  • Medina, R. A. and Krawinkler, H. (2003). “Evaluation of Maximum Drift Demands for the Seismic Performance Assessment of Frames”, Proceedings of the 9th  International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP9, San Francisco, CA, USA, Paper Code 290, July 6-9.

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings (student co-authors are underlined)

  • Zargar, S., Medina, R.A., and Miranda, E. (2014). “Hybrid Simulation of an Exterior Steel Column in a 20-story Moment Resisting Frame.” Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey, August 24-29.
  • Negrete, M., Medina, R.A., and Miranda, E. (2013). “Hybrid Testing of Buildings to Collapse Including Numerical Updating”, Proceedings of the XIX Earthquake Engineering National Congress, Veracruz, Mexico, November 6-9.
  • Medina, R. A. (2013). “Seismic Design Horizontal Accelerations for Nonstructural Components.” Proceedings of the Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD 2013, Vienna, Austria, Paper No. 332, August 28-30.
  • Medina, R.A. and Clayton, J. (2010). “Seismic Demand Evaluation of Acceleration-Sensitive Nonstructural Components Attached to Structural Wall Systems.” Proceedings of the 2010 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, May 12 – 15.
  • Medina, R.A., Clayton, J., Sankaranarayanan, R., and Ferguson, M. (2009).  “Seismic Acceleration Demands on Nonstructural Components Attached to Elastic and Inelastic Structures.”  Proceedings of the ATC-SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, San Francisco, CA, December 9 -11.
  • Medina, R.A. and Clayton, J.  (2009). “Performance Evaluation of Acceleration-Sensitive Nonstructural Components Attached to Structural Wall Systems.” Proceedings of NSF CMMI Grantee Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-25.
  • Sankaranarayanan, R. and Medina, R.A. (2008). “Statistical Models for a Proposed Acceleration-response Modification Factor for Nonstructural Components Attached to Inelastic Structures.” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 14WCEE, Beijing, China, Paper Code 2013, October 12 -17.
  • Sankaranarayanan, R., and Medina, R.A. (2006). “Acceleration Demands for Nonstructural Components Exposed to Near-fault Ground Motions”, Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3 – 8.
  • Park, K. and Medina, R.A. (2006).  “Lateral Load Patterns for the Conceptual Seismic Design of Frames Exposed to Near-fault Ground Motions”, Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, USA, Paper No. 949, April 18-22.
  • Medina, R. A. and Krawinkler, H.  (2004). “Influence of Hysteretic Behavior on the Nonlinear Response of Frame Structures”, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 13WCEE, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Paper Code 239, August 1-6.
  • Krawinkler, H., Zareian, F., Medina, R.A., and Ibarra, L. (2004).  “Contrasting Performance-Based Design with Performance Assessment”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Performance-Based Design: Concepts and Implementation, Bled, Slovenia, June 28 – July 1.
  • Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2003). “Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Design of Frame Structures”, Proceedings of the 5th US-Japan Workshop for Performance-Based Engineering for RC Structures, Hakone, Japan, Sept.9-11.
  • Ibarra, L., Medina, R.A., Krawinkler, H. (2002).  “Collapse Assessment of Deteriorating SDOF Systems,” Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, UK, Paper Ref. 665, Elsevier Science Ltd., September 9-13.
  • Krawinkler, H., Medina, R.A., Miranda, M. and Ayoub, A. (1999). “Seismic Demand for Performance-Based Design”, Proceedings of the U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for RC Building Structures, Maui, Hawaii, PEER Report 1999/10, September 13.
  • Malasri, S., Martin, J.R. and Medina, R. A. (1996).  “Solving Mathematical Programming Problems Using Genetic Algorithms,” Proceedings of the 3rd Congress in Computing in Civil Engineering , ASCE, Anaheim, California, pp. 233-239, June 17-19. 

Technical Reports

  • Medina, R.A., Haghani, A., and Harris, N. (2007). “Development of a Sampling Protocol for Condition Assessment,” Report Submitted to the Maryland State Highway Administration, 62 pp.
  • Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2004).  “Seismic Demands for Nondeteriorating Frame Structures and their Dependence on Ground Motions,” PEER Report 2003/15, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Medina, R.A. and Krawinkler, H. (2003).  “Seismic Demands for Nondeteriorating Frame Structures and their Dependence on Ground Motions,” John A. Blume Earthquake  Engineering Center Report No. 144, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  • Krawinkler, H., Zareian, F., Ibarra, L., Medina, R. and Lee, S. (2003). “Seismic Demands for Single- and Multi-story Wood Buildings,” CUREE Publication No. W-26.
  • Krawinkler, H., Parisi, F., Ibarra, L., Ayoub, A. and Medina, R. (2000). “Development of a Testing Protocol for Woodframe Structures,” CUREE Publication No.W-02.
  • Krawinkler, H., Gupta, A., Medina, R. and Luco, N. (2000).  “Development of Loading Histories for Testing of Steel Beam-to-Column Assemblies,” SAC Background Report SAC/BD-00/10.
  • Malasri, S., Medina R. and Balcome, E. (1997).  “Determination of Safe Mezzanine Loading Capacity”, Final Report to the Center for Industrial Services, University of Tennessee at Memphis.

Courses Taught

  • CIE 681-Classical Structural Analysis
  • CIE 783/883-Matrix Structural Analysis and Modeling
  • CIE 787/887-Dynamics of Structures
  • CIE 935-Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIE 995-Prob/Performance-Based Engineering

Additional courses taught: Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, Statics, Introduction to Structural Design, Earthquake Engineering.

Students

Doctoral Students

  • Lukas Moschen (Visiting Scholar, Technical University of Austria)
  • Shokoufeh Zargar
  • Miguel Negrete-Padilla
  • Kyungha Park (2007)
  • Antonio Rigato (2007)
  • Ragunath Sankaranarayanan (2007)

M.S. Students

  • Georgian Tutuianu
  • Annika Mathiasson (2013)
  • Josh Clayton (2010)
  • Justin Prajzner (2006)
  • Matthew P. Holland (2005)
  • Kevin M. Kingston (2004)

Undergraduate Students

  • Travis Adams
  • Charles Watkins (2011)
  • Amadin Osagiede (2011, McNair Scholar)
  • Kevin Buruchian (2009)
  • Mary Ferguson (2009)
  • Matthew Valle (2008)
  • Nick Harris (2007)
  • Angela Buford (2005)
  • Will Pines (2004)