Publications

*: research student advised by Dr. Wittich

Journal Publications
  1. Devkota, K.*, Wittich, C.E., and Wood, R.L. Case study on the dynamic effects of blast and collapse loads on nearby buildings at the roof level. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. DOI (Anticipated): 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001501.
  2. Loken, A.*, Wittich, C.E., Brito, L.*, and Saifullah, M.K.* (2020). "Digital Reconnaissance and Performance Assessment of Rural Infrastructure in 2018 Natural Hazards." Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE), 34(4): 04020054, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001460.
  3. Mohammadi, M.E., Wood, R.L., and Wittich, C.E. (2019). "Non-Temporal Point Cloud Analysis for Surface Damage in Civil Structures." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(12): 527, DOI: 10.3390/ijgi8120527.
  4. Liao, Y., Mohammadi, M.E., Wood, R.L., and Wittich, C.E. (2019) . “Post-Fire Damage Geospatial Assessment via Point Clouds of a Highway Bridge Structures." Structural Health Monitoring Applications Case Studies Archive, ASCE SHM Applications Case Studies.
  5. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2018). “Rocking Blocks with Geometric Interface Defects: Analytical Development and Experimental Verification.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 47(1): 69-85. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2937.
  6. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2017). “Shake Table Tests of Unattached, Asymmetric Dual-Body Systems.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 46(9): 1391-1410. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2860.
  7. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2016). “Experimental Modal Analysis and Seismic Mitigation of Statue-Pedestal Systems.” Journal of Cultural Heritage, 20(1): 641-648. DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2016.02.001.
  8. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2015). “Shake Table Tests of Stiff, Unattached, Asymmetric Structures.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 44(14): 2425-2443. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2589.
  9. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Wood, R.L., Seracini, M., and Kuester, F. (2015). “Characterization of Full-Scale Human-Form Culturally Important Statues: A Case Study.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 30(3): 05015001. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000508.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Saifullah, M.K.*, Barnard, A.*, and Wittich, C.E. (2020). Impact of interface geometry on the seismic response of freestanding structures. 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan, September 13-18 (POSTPONED).
  2. Fang, C., Linzell, D.G., Wood, R.L., and Wittich, C.E. (2020). Monitoring and modeling implosion of a 13-story reinforced concrete building. 6th International Conference on Protective Structures, Auburn, AL, May 10-13 (POSTPONED).
  3. Saifullah, M.K.* and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Post-earthquake assessment and numerical modeling of freestanding heritage structures. 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City, QC, June 24-28. 10 pp. Full Paper.
  4. Knickerbocker, T.* and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Efficient intensity measures of slide-rocking structures for precariously balanced rocks. 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City, QC, June 24-28. 10 pp. Full Paper.
  5. Liao, Y., Wood, R.L., Mohammadi, M.E., Devkota, K.*, and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Damage assessment of a sixteen story building following the 2017 central Mexico earthquake. 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City, QC, June 24-28. 8 pp. Full Paper.
  6. Brito, L.* and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Performance of steel grain silos and rural communities to windstorms. ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, April 25-27. 11 pp. DOI: 10.1061/9780784482247.027.
  7. Devkota, K.*, Wittich, C.E., and Wood, R.L. (2019). Full-scale 13-story building implosion and collapse: effects on adjacent structures. ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, April 25-27. 12 pp. DOI: 10.1061/9780784482247.008.
  8. Wittich, C.E., Wang, X., and Hutchinson, T.C. (2018). Motion tracking of a full-scale 6-story building during earthquake shaking via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, June 25-29. 4 pp. Full Paper.
  9. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Sandwell, D., and DeSanto, J. (2018). 3-D reconstructions and numerical simulations of precarious rocks in southern California. 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, June 25-29. 10 pp. Full Paper.
  10. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2017). “Experimental Validation of a Multi-Physics Model for the Seismic Response of Freestanding Structural Systems.” Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile; pp. 1-10. Full Paper.
  11. Meyer, D., Hess, M., Lo, E., Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., and Kuester, F. (2015). “UAV-Based Assessment of Cultural Heritage Sites Following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake.” Proceedings of the 2015 Digital Heritage International Congress, Granada, Spain; pp. 421-424. DOI: 10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2015.7419539.
  12. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2015). “Dynamic Characterization and 3D Reconstructions of Massive Human-Form Archaeological Statues for Earthquake Loading.” Proceedings of the 43rd Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Siena, Italy; pp. 106-106. Extended Abstract.
  13. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2014). “Development of a Rocking-Period Centered Protocol for Shake Table Testing of Unattached Stiff Components.” Proceedings of the 10th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, AK; pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.4231/D3BN9X373
  14. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2013). “Computing Geometric and Mass Properties of Statues for Rigid Body Rocking Analysis.” Proceedings of ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Los Angeles, CA; pp. 810-817. DOI: 10.1061/9780784413029.101
  15. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Wood, R.L., and Kuester, F. (2012). “A Method for an Integrative Documentation and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues for Seismic Analysis.”   Proceedings of the 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage, Lemesos, Cyprus; pp. 825-832. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34234-9_88
  16. Wood, R.L., Hutchinson, T.C., Wittich, C.E., and Kuester, F. (2012). “Characterizing Cracks in the Frescoes of Sala degli Elementi within Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.”  Proceedings of the 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage, Lemesos, Cyprus; pp. 776-783. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34234-9_82
Conference Posters and/or Presentations (Presenter Underlined)
  1. Saifullah, M.K.* and Wittich, C.E. (2020). System identification and performance of manufactured housing in the US. 2020 National Earthquake Conference, Poster Presentation, San Diego, CA, March 4-6.
  2. Barnard, A.*, Saifullah, M.K.*, and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Scaled shake table tests: free-standing structures with varying footprint geometry. Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences, Poster Presentation, Lincoln, NE, November 7-9. **BEST POSTER AWARD**
  3. Barnard, A.*, Saifullah, M.K.*, and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Scaled shake table tests: free-standing structures with varying footprint geometry. American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcase, Digital Poster Presentation, Virtual Conference (No Physical Location), November 6-19.
  4. Yanez Gonzalez, G.*, Saifullah, M.K.*, and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Resilience of rural infrastructure: shake table tests of scaled silos. Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences, Poster Presentation, Lincoln, NE, November 7-9.
  5. Wittich, C.E., Saifullah, M.K.*, and Barnard, A.* (2019). Case study evaluation of interface geometry on fragility of precarious rock systems. 2019 Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, Palm Springs, CA, September 9 – 11.
  6. Wittich, C.E., Wood, R.L., and Womble, J.A. (2019). Optimizing forensic damage investigations for post-disaster operations. National Tornado Summit & Disaster Symposium, Oral Panel Presentation, Norman, OK, March 4-6. 
  7. Brito, L.* and Wittich, C.E. (2018). Performance of steel grain silos and rural communities to windstorms. 2018 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Poster Presentation, San Antonio, TX, October 11-13.
  8. Wittich, C.E. and Wood, R.L. (2018). Post-windstorm reconnaissance in rural and agricultural settings. 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop & International Research Committee on Disasters Researchers Meeting, Oral Presentation, Boulder, CO, July 11-12. 
  9. Devkota, K.*, Fang, C., Wittich, C., Wood, R., and Linzell, D. (2018). Full scale 13-story building implosion: monitoring, observations, and modeling. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Oral Presentation, Cambridge, MA, May 29-June 1.
  10. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2018). Rocking structures supported on surfaces with defects. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Oral Presentation, Cambridge, MA, May 29-June 1.
  11. Martindale, G.P., Mohammadi, M.E., Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., and Womble, J.A. (2018). Damage characterization for extreme impact and fire loads to reinforced concrete highway bridges. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Oral Presentation, Cambridge, MA, May 29-June 1.
  12. Linzell, D.G., Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., Puckett, J.A., Steelman, J.S., and Zhu, J. (2018). Outdoor Laboratory: Platte River Bridges as a Testbed for Bridge Health. Transportation Research Board AFF40 Committee, Oral Presentation, Washington, DC, January 9.
  13. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2017). Shake table tests of freestanding single and dual-body systems. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Oral Presentation, San Diego, CA, June 4-7.
  14. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2015). Shake table tests of unattached, multi-body systems with low-friction sliding isolators. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Poster Presentation, Palo Alto, CA, June 16-19.
Invited Talks (Primary Presenter Underlined)
  1. Wittich, C.E. (2019). Geometric data acquisition and fragility of precariously balanced rocks. Invited Plenary Speaker at the Workshop on Evaluation of Seismic Hazard Models with Fragile Geologic Features. Palm Springs, CA, September 8.
  2. Wittich, C.E. (2019). Response of manufactured houses to extreme loads. Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Nebraska Manufactured Housing Association Annual Meeting and Convention. Council Bluffs, IA, May 17.
  3. Wood, R.L. and Wittich, C.E. (2019). Research findings and lessons learned from the Cather-Pound demolition project. Invited speaker at the 2019 Civil Engineering Reunion. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 12.
  4. Wittich, C.E. (2018). Advances in rocking and sliding of freestanding structural systems. Invited speaker at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Student Chapter. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 12.
  5. Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., and Linzell, D.G. (2018). Cather and Pound halls demolition. Invited speaker at the 2018 Annual Structural Conference of the Nebraska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Omaha, NE, September 21.
  6. Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., and Linzell, D.G. (2018). Implosion of Cather & Pound Halls: Research Findings. Invited speaker at the 2018 American Institute of Architects Nebraska Annual Conference. Lincoln, NE, September 21.
  7. Song, C.R., Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E. (2018). Identification of slope movement based on surface LiDAR and surface imagery technique. Keynote speaker at the Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic. Vista, NE, April 17-18.
  8. Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., and Linzell, D.G. (2018). An overview of the 2017 Cather & Pound implosion: impact on structural engineering studies. Invited speaker at the Engineers Club of Lincoln Meeting. Lincoln, NE, April 10.
  9. Wittich, C.E., Wood R.L., and Linzell, D.G. (2018). Demolition of Cather and Pound residence halls: monitoring of progressive collapse and impact on surrounding structures. Invited speaker at the Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE, March 8.
  10. Wood, R.L., Wittich, C.E., Linzell, D.G., and Shippen, L. (2018). What goes up, must come down: lessons from the Cather/Pound demolition. Invited speaker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Connector. Lincoln, NE, February 15.
  11. Wittich, C.E. (2016). Seismic response and mitigation of statue-pedestal systems utilizing modern mounting techniques. Plenary speaker at the International Mountmakers Forum. Cleveland, OH, May 4. Video.
  12. Wittich, C.E. (2015). Cultural heritage earthquake engineering: artifacts and sculpture. Invited speaker at the Structural Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego. April 20.
Technical Reports and Datasets
  1. Wittich, C.E. and Wood, R.L. (2020). Response of Adjacent Buildings to Blast and Collapse Induced Ground Motions. DesignSafe-CI [Dataset]. DOI: 10.17603/ds2-z6ze-s092.
  2. Wittich, C.E. and Loken, A.* (2019). 2018 Natural Hazards Digital Reconnaissance Database. DesignSafe-CI [Dataset]. DOI: 10.17603/ds2-33tb-3657.
  3. Mohammadi, M.E., Liao, Y., Wood, R.L., and Wittich C.E. (2019). Post-Fire Damage Geospatial Assessment of 10th Street Highway Bridge. Nebraska Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
  4. Hassan, W., Perez-Irizarry, A., Wittich, C., Hakhamaneshi, M., Joshi, V., Haro, G., Julius, A., Yoo, D., and Alberto, Y. (2018). Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT): Immediate Response to Mw 6.9 August 5, 2018, Loloan, Indonesia Earthquake. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA. Link to EERI Page.
  5. Hakhamaneshi, M., Fischer E.C., Julius A., Wittich, C., Sandoval, D., Yoo, D., Fiszman, E., Wibowo, H., Bergquist, J., Gartner, M., Kakoty, P., Anton, R., Joshi, V., and Bai, Y. (2018). Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT): Immediate Response to Mw 6.4 July 28, 2018, Lelongken, Indonesia Earthquake. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA. Link to EERI Page
  6. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2015). Shake Table Tests of Stiff, Unattached, Asymmetric Structures – Phase 2: Pedestal-Mounted. Structural Systems Research Project Report Series. SSRP 15/05. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Link to Series.
  7. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Lo, E., Meyer, D., and Kuester, F. (2014). The South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014: Drone-based Aerial and Ground-based LiDAR Imaging Survey. Structure Systems Research Project Report Series. SSRP 14/09. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Link to Series.
  8. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Lo, E., Meyer, D., and Kuester, F. (2014). “The South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014: Drone-based Aerial and Ground-based LiDAR Imaging Survey.” In G.S. Kang and S.A. Mahin (Eds.), PEER Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake. PEER Report No. 2014/13. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, CA. Link to Series.
  9. Wittich, C.E. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2014). Shake Table Tests of Stiff, Unattached, Asymmetric Structures – Phase 1: Floor-Mounted. Structural Systems Research Project Report Series. SSRP 13/18. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Link to Series.
  10. Wittich, C.E., Hutchinson, T.C., Wood, R.L., and Kuester, F. (2012). Survey and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues in Florence, Italy. Structural Systems Research Project Report Series. SSRP 12/10. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, CA. Link to Series.
Theses
  1. Wittich, C.E. (2016). Seismic Response of Freestanding Structural Systems: Shake Table Tests and Model Validation. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Video.
  2. Wittich, C.E. (2010). Structural Analysis and Design of the Cathedral of the Madeleine at Vezelay. Honors Thesis. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.