Anil K. Chopra

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Books

  • A. K. Chopra, Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2017. The S.I. edition of this book was published in 2015. (This textbook has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, and Persian.)
  • A. K. Chopra, Earthquake Dynamics of Structures: A Primer, Second Edition, Monograph published by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, Calif., 2005, 129 pgs.

Journal Papers

  • A. Lokke, and A. K. Chopra, "Direct Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Analysis of Semi-Unbounded Dam-Water-Foundation Rock System," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 46, No. 8, pp. 1267–1285, July 2017.
  • N. Simon Kwong, and A. K. Chopra, "A generalized Conditional Mean Spectrum and its Application for Intensity-Based Assessments of Seismic Demands, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 123–143, February 2017.
  • N. Simon Kwong, and A. K. Chopra, "Evaluation of the Exact Conditional Spectrum and Generalized Conditional Intensity Measure Methods for Ground-Motion Selection," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 757–777, April 2016.
  • A. K. Chopra, and F. McKenna, "Modeling Viscous Damping in Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Buildings for Earthquake Excitation," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 193–211, February 2016.
  • N. Simon Kwong, A. K. Chopra, and R. K. McGuire, "A Ground Motion Selection Procedure for Enforcing Hazard Consistency and Estimating Seismic Demand Hazard Curves," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 14, pp. 2467–2487, November 2015.
  • N. Simon Kwong, A. K. Chopra, and R. K. McGuire, "Evaluation of Ground Motion Selection and Modification Procedures using Synthetic Ground Motions," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1841–1861, September 2015.
  • C. Menun, J. C. Reyes, and A. K. Chopra, "Errors Caused by Peak Factor Assumptions in Response-Spectrum-Based Analyses," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1729–1746, September 2015.
  • N. Simon Kwong, A. K. Chopra, and R. K. McGuire, "Author’s Reply to the Discussion by Brendon A. Bradley of 'A Framework for the Evaluation of Ground Motion Selection and Modification Procedures'," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 823–828, April 2015
  • N. Simon Kwong, A. K. Chopra, and R. K. McGuire, "A Framework for the Evaluation of Ground Motion Selection and Modification Procedures," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 795–815, April 2015
  • A. Lokke and A. K. Chopra, "Response Spectrum Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Including Dam–Water–Foundation Interaction," ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 141, No. 8, pp. 04014202-1–04014202-9.
  • E. Kalkan and A. K. Chopra, "Evaluation of Modal-Pushover-Based Scaling of One Component of Ground Motion: Tall Buildings," Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1469–1493, November 2012.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams: Factor To Be Considered," ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 2, pp. 205–214, February 2012.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Joseph Penzien: A Personal Remembrance," Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 401–404, February 2012.
  • J. C. Reyes and A. K. Chopra, "Three-dimensional Modal Pushover Analysis of Buildings Subjected to Two Components of Ground Motions, including its Evaluation for Tall Buildings," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp. 789–806, June 2011.
  • E. Kalkan and A. K. Chopra, "Modal-pushover-based Ground-motion Scaling Procedure," ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 3, pp. 298–310, March 2011.
  • E. Kalkan and A. K. Chopra, "Practical Guidelines to Select and Scale Earthquake Records for Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Structures," USGS Open File Report 2010-1068, 126 pgs. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1068/), 2010, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.
  • D. Dreger, G. Hurtado, A. K. Chopra, and S. Larsen, "Near-Field Across-Fault Seismic Ground Motion," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 202–221, February 2011.
  • S.-W. Han, K. Moon, and A. K. Chopra, "Application of MPA to Estimate Probability of Collapse of Structures," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 11, pp. 1259–1278, September 2010.
  • A. K. Chopra and J.-T. Wang, "Earthquake Response of Arch Dams to Spatially Varying Ground Motions," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 8, pp. 887–906, July 2010.
  • J.-T. Wang and A. K. Chopra, "Linear Analysis of Concrete Arch Dams, including Dam-Water-Foundation Rock Interaction considering Spatially Varying Ground Motions," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 7, pp. 731–730, June 2010.
  • R. K. Goel and A. K. Chopra, "Nonlinear Analysis of Ordinary Bridges Crossing Fault Rupture Zones," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 14, pp. 216–224, May/June, 2009.
  • H. Bobadilla and A. K. Chopra, "Evaluation of the MPA Procedure for Estimating Seismic Demands: RC-SMRF Buildings," Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 24, pp. 827–845, November 2008.
  • R. K. Goel and A. K. Chopra, "Role of Shear Keys in Seismic Behavior of Bridges Crossing Fault-Rupture Zones," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 298–408, July-August 2008.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Elastic Response Spectrum: A Historical Note," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 36, pp. 3–12, January 2007.
  • S.-W. Han and A. K. Chopra, "Approximate Incremental Dynamic Analysis using the Modal Pushover Analysis Procedure," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 1853–1873, December 2006.
  • K. L. Ryan and A. K. Chopra, "Estimating Seismic Demands for Isolation Bearings with Building Overturning Effects," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, pp. 1118–1128, July 2006.
  • K. L. Ryan and A. K. Chopra, "Estimating Bearing Response in Symmetric and Asymmetric-Plan Isolated Buildings with Rocking and Torsion", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 1009–1036, July 2006.

Conference Papers

  • A. K. Chopra, and F. McKenna, “Modeling Viscous Damping in Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Buildings,” Proceedings, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 2017 .
  • A. Lökke, and A. K. Chopra, “A Finite Element Analysis Procedure for Earthquake Analysis of Dam-Water–Foundation Rock Systems: Validation of Method for 2D Problems,” Proceedings, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Paper No. 1099, Santiago, Chile, January 2017 .
  • A. K. Chopra, “Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Dams: Factors to be Considered,” Proceedings, Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, AK, July 2014 .
  • A. K. Chopra, “Comparison of Recorded and Computed Earthquake Response of Arch Dams,” Proceedings, U.S. Society of Dams Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2014 .
  • A. K. Chopra, “Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams: Factors To Be Considered,” Proceedings, U.S. Society of Dams Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2014 .
  • A. K. Chopra, and J.-T. Wang, “Comparison of Recorded and Computed Earthquake Response of Arch Dams,” Proceedings, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2012 .
  • J. C. Reyes, O. A. Quintero, and A. K. Chopra, “Modal-Pushover-Based Scaling of Records for Nonlinear RHA of One-Story Unsymmetric-Plan Buildings,” Proceedings, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2012 .
  • F. Lopez and A. K. Chopra, “Response-History Analysis of the Moondarra Intake Tower: A Novel Approach Based on New Methodologies for Performance Requirements, Proceedings, International Symposium on Dams, ICOLD 12, Kyoto, Japan, June 2012.
  • A. K. Chopra, “Comparison of Recorded and Computed Responses of Arch Dams,” CD Rom Proceedings, International Symposium on Dams, Kyoto, Japan, June 2012 .
  • J. C. Reyes, and A. K. Chopra, “Modal Pushover-based-scaling of Two Components of Ground Motions for Nonlinear RHA of Structures,” Proceedings, Workshop on the Occasion of Polat Gulkan’s Retirement, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology: Past Achievements and Future Prospects, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, October 2011
  • U. Basu, and A. K. Chopra, “Transient Finite-Element Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants,” Proceedings, NEA/IAEA Workshop on “Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI) Knowledge and Effect on the Seismic Assessment of NPPs Structures on Components, Ottawa, Canada, October 2010.
  • A. K. Chopra, and J.-T. Wang, “Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams to Spatially-Varying Ground Motions,” Proceedings, Paper No. 737, 9th U.S. and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 2010
  • J. C. Reyes, and A. K. Chopra, “Evaluation of Modal Pushover (MPA) Analysis for Tall Buildings Subjected to Two Components of Ground Motion,” Proceedings, Paper No. 807, 9th U.S. and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 2010.
  • H. Bobadilla, and A. K. Chopra, “Evaluation of the MPA Procedure for Estimating Seismic Demands: RC-SMRF Buildings,” Proceedings,10 Congreso Chileno de Sismologia e Ingeneieria Antisismica, Santiago, Chile, May 2010.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams," Proceedings, XIII Convegno Anidis 2009, Bologna, Italy, June 2009.
  • A. K. Chopra and L. Nuss, "Seismic Safety Evaluation and Upgrading of Arch Dams," Proceedings, ICOLD 09, Brasilia, Brazil, May 2009.
  • H. Bobadilla and A. K. Chopra, "Evaluation of the MPA Procedure for Estimating Seismic Demands of RC-SMRF Buildings," Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, CD-ROM, October 2008, Paper No. 05–01–374.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams: Factors To Be Considered," Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, CD-ROM, October 2008, Paper No. S13–039.
  • R. K. Goel and A. K. Chopra, "Simplified Analysis of Bridges Crossing Fault-Rupture Zones," Proceedings, Sixth National Conference on Bridge Engineering, Charleston, South Carolina, July 2008.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Application of Modal Pushover Analysis to RC Frames and Incremental Dynamic Analysis," Proceedings, Nonlinear Static methods for Design/Assessment of 3D Structures, (Eds. R. Bento and R. Pinho), Lisbon, Portugal, May 2008, pp. 75–83.
  • A. K. Chopra, "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Proceedings, Thirty Years from the Romania Earthquake of March 4, 1977, Bucharest, Romania, March 2007, 20 pp.
  • A. K. Chopra and R. K. Goel, "Evaluation of the Modal Pushover Analysis Procedure for Unsymmetric-Plan Buildings," Proceedings, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2006, Paper No. 1327, 12 pp.
  • A. K. Chopra and R. K. Goel, "Evaluation of the Modal Pushover Analysis Procedure for Unsymmetric-Plan Buildings," Proceedings, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California, April 2006, Paper No. 188.
  • R. K. Goel and A. K. Chopra, "Additional Developments in Modal Pushover Analysis," Proceedings, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California, April 2006, Paper No. 185.

Technical Reports

  • N. Simon Kwong and A. K. Chopra, “Selection and Scaling of Ground Motions for Nonlinear Response History  Analysis of Buildings in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, PEER Report No. 2015/11, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, December 2015, 186 pgs .
  • A. Løkke and A. K. Chopra, “Response Spectrum Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Including Dam-Water-Foundation Interaction,” PEER Report 2013/17, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, July 2013, 72 pgs .
  • E. Kalkan and A. K. Chopra, "Practical Guidelines to Select and Scale Earthquake Records for Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Structures," USGS Open File Report 2010-1068, 126 pgs. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/2068/), U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 2010.
  • A. K. Chopra and J.-T. Wang, "Analysis and Response of Concrete Arch Dams Including Dam-Water-Foundation Rock Interaction to Spatially-Varying Ground Motions," UCB/EERC–2008–03, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, December 2008, 127 pgs.
  • J.-T.Wang and and A. K. Chopra, "EACD-3D-2008: A Computer Program for Three Dimensional Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Dams Considering Spatial-Varying Ground Motion," UCB/EERC–2008–04, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, December 2008, 150 pgs.
  • H. Bobadilla and A. K. Chopra, "Modal Pushover Analysis for Seismic Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Resisting Frame Buildings," UCB/EERC–2007–01, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, September 2007, 68 pgs.