Publications

  • Joel Parks, Chris Pantelides, Luis Ibarra & David Sanders (2020). Cyclic Tests and Modeling of Stretch Length Anchor Bolt Assemblies for Dry Storage Casks. ACI. Vol. 117. Published, 11/02/2020.
  • Yuandong Wang, Luis Ibarra & Chris Pantelides (2020). Effect of incidence angle on the seismic performance of skewed bridges retrofitted with buckling-restrained braces. Engineering Structures. Vol. 211. Published, 05/15/2020.
  • Elmar Eidelpes, Luis F Ibarra & Ricardo A Medina (2020). A probabilistic assessment of PWR SNF cladding pinching failure considering potential transportation accident conditions. Nuclear Engineering and Design. Vol. 358. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Uribe, Raul, Siamak Sattar, Matthew Speicher & Luis Ibarra (2019). Effect of Common U.S. Ground Motion Selection Methods on the Structural Response of Steel Moment Frame Buildings. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Vol. 35, 25. Published, 11/04/2019.
  • Elmar Eidelpes, Luis Ibarra & Ricardo Medina (2019). A Probabilistic Assessment of PWR SNF Cladding Pinching Failure Considering Potential Transportation Accident Conditions. Nuclear Engineering and Design. Published, 11/2019.
  • Upadhyay Anurag, Chris Pantelides & Luis Ibarra (2019). Residual drift mitigation for bridges retrofitted with buckling restrained braces or self-centering energy dissipation devices. Engineering Structures. Published, 11/2019.
  • Eidelpes Elmar, Luis Ibarra & Ricardo Medina (2019). A Probabilistic Assessment of PWR SNF Pinching Failure Considering Hydride-related Cladding Embrittlement. Nuclear Engineering and Design. Vol. 351. Published, 09/01/2019.
  • Eidelpes, Elmar, Ibarra, Luis & Medina, Ricardo (2019). A Probabilistic Assessment of PWR SNF Rod Pinching Failure Considering Hydride-Related Cladding Embrittlement. SMiRT 25. Charlotte, NC, USA. Published, 08/05/2019.
  • Eidelpes Elmar, Luis Ibarra & Ricardo Medina (2019). PWR SNF rod stiffness and cladding behavior under pinching loading. SMiRT 25. Published, 08/05/2019.
  • Zargar Shokoufeh, Medina, Ricardo & Ibarra, Luis (2019). Numerical Evaluation of Pinching Forces Experienced by Fuel Rods at Different Drop Orientation Angles. SMiRT 25, Charlotte, NC. USA. Published, 08/05/2019.
  • Eidelpes, Elmar, Luis F Ibarra & Ricardo A Medina (2019). Probabilistic assessment of peak cladding hoop stress and hydrogen content of PWR SNF rod cladding. Nuclear Technology. Vol. 205(8). Published, 08/03/2019.
  • Ibarra Luis, Sharad Dangol & Chris Pantelides (2019). Lack of Repeatability on the Response of Free-Standing Cylindrical Casks. EMI. Published, 06/2019.
  • Wang, Y, Ibarra, Luis & Pantelides, C (2019). Collapse capacity of reinforced concrete skewed bridges retrofitted with buckling-restrained braces. Journal of Engineering Structures. Published, 04/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.033
  • Eidelpes, Elmar, Ibarra, Luis & Medina, Ricardo (2019). Probabilistic investigations on pinching failure of PWR SNF rods considering hydride-related cladding embrittlement. IHLRWM Conference, ANS. Published, 04/2019.
  • Eidelpes, Elmar (2018). Ring compression tests on un-irradiated nuclear fuel rod cladding considering fuel pellet support. Journal of Nuclear Materials. 446-459. Published, 11/01/2018.
  • Joel Parks, Chris Pantelides, Luis Ibarra & David Sanders (2018). Stretch Length Anchor Bolts under Combined Tension and Shear. ACI Structural Journal. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Aguilar-Meléndez A, L Pujades, J De La Puente, AH Barbat, MG Ordaz, SN González, CM Welsh, HE Rodriguez, N Lantada, L Ibarra, A García, A Campos (2017) “Probabilistic Assessment of Seismic Risk of Dwelling Buildings of Barcelona. Implications for the City Resilience.” Published in “Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance Theory and Practice.” by G Brunetta, O Caldarice, J Morato, M Rosas, N Tollin. 2018. Published, 07/30/2018.
  • Eidelpes, Elmar, Ibarra, Luis & Medina, Ricardo (2018). Probabilistic assessment of peak cladding hoop stress and hydrogen content of PWR SNF rod cladding - Research data. Mendeley Data. Published, 07/02/2018.
  • Dangol, Sharad, Ibarra, Luis, Bartlett, Steve, Pantelides, Chris & Sanders, David (2018). Soil effects on the response of free-standing dry storage casks. 16th Earthquake European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece. Published, 06/18/2018.
  • Wang, Y, Ibarra, Luis & Pantelides, Chris (2018). Collapse capacity assessment of skewed reinforced concrete box girder bridges retrofitted with buckling restrained braces. 16th Earthquake European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Thessaloniki, Greece. Published, 06/18/2018.
  • Yenidogan, C., Yokoyama, R., Nagae, T., Kajiwara, K. & Ibarra, L. (2018). Performance Assessment of a Four Story RC Structure through Full-Scale Shake Table Test and the Reproduction of Analysis Results. 16th Earthquake European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece. Published, 06/18/2018.
  • Elmar, E., Ibarra, L., Zargar, S. & Medina, R. (2018). Probabilistic Risk Assessment of the Structural Integrity of SNF Transportation Casks after Long-Term Storage. 2nd International Conference on Nuclear Power Plants: Structures, Risk & Decommissioning , London. Published, 06/11/2018.
  • Eidelpes , Elmar, Ibarra, Luis & Medina, Ricardo (2018). Ring Compression Tests on Un-Irradiated Zircaloy-4 Cladding Considering Fuel Pellets. 2nd International Conference on Nuclear Power Plants: Structures, Risk & Decommissioning, London. Published, 06/11/2018.
  • Wang, J, Ibarra, Luis & Medina, Ricardo (2018). Collapse Capacity Assessment of Retrofitted Skewed Bridges with Buckling Restrained Braces. 11th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Published, 06/11/2018.
  • Ibarra, Luis, Medina, Ricardo & Yang, Haori (2018). Risk Assessment of Structural Integrity of Transportation Casks after Extended Storage. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information. 13-5106. Published, 03/23/2018.
  • Adam C, D Kampenhuber, LF Ibarra, Tsantaki, S (2017) “Optimal Spectral Acceleration-based Intensity Measure for Seismic Collapse Assessment of P-Delta Vulnerable Frame Structures.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 21, 2017. Issue 7, pp. 1189-1195. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2016.1210059. Published, 07/03/2017.
  • Parks J, C Pantelides, L Ibarra, D Sanders (2017) “Seismic Anchorage of Dry Storage Casks using Stretch Length Anchors.” Structures Congress 2017, Paper 853. Denver Colorado, April 6-8, 2017. Published, 04/06/2017.
  • Wang Y, L Ibarra, C Pantelides (2017) “Effects of Ground Motion Incidence Angle in Reinforced Concrete Skewed Bridge Retrofitted with Bucking Restrained Braces.” Structures Congress 2017, Paper 1457. Denver Colorado, April 6-8, 2017. Published, 04/06/2017.
  • Ibarra L (2017) “Effect of Buckling Restrained Brace (BRB) Boundary Conditions on the Seismic Resilience of Braced Frames. Status Report.” Presented to AISC in San Antonio, TX. March 2017. Published, 03/21/2017.
  • Tsantaki, S., Adam, C. & Ibarra, L.F. (2017) “Intensity measures that reduce collapse capacity dispersion of P-delta vulnerable simple systems”. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, March 2017, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1085-1109. doi:10.1007/s10518-016-9994-4. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • "Seismic Anchorage of Dry Storage Casks." 16th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering. Chile January 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • "EXPERIMENTAL DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF FREE-STANDING BODIES UNDER NEAR FIELD AND FAR FIELD GROUND MOTIONS. 16th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Chile, January 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • "Effect of High Strength Steel on the Flexural Behavior of High Strength Concrete and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Specimens," 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Chile, January 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • Influence of Ground Motion Selection on the Assessment of Steel Special Moment Frames.” 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, ID 2410. Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • Seismic Assessment for Retrofitted Skewed Reinforced Concrete Bridges with Buckling Restrained Braces. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, ID. 2531. Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • Experimental Dynamic Response of Free-Standing Bodies under Near Field and Far Field Ground Motions. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017, Submission ID: 2831. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • A Spectral Acceleration Based Intensity Measure for P-delta Vulnerable Frames in the Collapse Limit State.” 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, ID. 235. Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017. Published, 01/09/2017.
  • "Seismic Retrofit of a Three Span Bridge with Buckling Restrained Braces.”. Published, 05/02/2016.
  • Parks J, C Pantelides, L Ibarra, D Sanders (2016) “Seismic Anchorage of Dry Storage Casks.” Radwaste Solutions. ANS. High-Level Waste Management. Spring 2016, pp. 41-47. Published, 03/30/2016.
  • “Experimental Seismic Response of Scaled Storage Containments under Identical Loading Conditions,” Waste Management Symposia 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-10, 2016. Published, 03/07/2016.
  • “Impact of Slenderness on Dry Storage Cask Seismic Response”, Waste Management Symposia 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-10, 2016. Published, 03/07/2016.
  • High Strength Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam-Columns with High Strength Steel. Published, 01/04/2016.
  • Experimental Modal Analysis and Static Testing for Numerical Validation of Unirradiated Fuel Rods.” American Nuclear Society, 2015 ANS Winter Meeting. Paper 15438. Published, 11/2015.
  • “Seismic Anchorage of Dry Storage Casks”. American Nuclear Society, 2015 ANS Winter Meeting. Published, 11/2015.
  • Collapse capacity of braced frames. AISC EJ Current Steel Structures Research. Published, 10/2015.
  • “Optimization of Modified Base-isolated Systems for Next Generation Nuclear Structures.” Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 23rd. Published, 08/2015.
  • “Shaking Table Experiments of Dry Storage Casks.” 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering. August 1-2, 2015, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Published, 08/2015.
  • Buckling Behavior of Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods under Impact Loading.” Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 23rd. Published, 08/2015.
  • Seismic Anchorage of Dry Storage Casks.” Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 23rd. Published, 08/2015.
  • Numerical and experimental assessment of fuel rods exposed to vibration loads during transportation.” Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 23rd. . Published, 08/2015.
  • Tsantaki S, L Ibarra, C Adam (2014) “Effect of Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainties on Collapse Capacity Spectra.” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (BEE). DOI 10.1007/s10518-014-9687-9. Ed. Springer. October 2014. Published, 10/2014.
  • Adam C, S Tsantaki , LF Ibarra and D Kampenhuber (2014) “Record-to-record variability of the collapse capacity of multi-story frame structures vulnerable to p-delta.” 15th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Aug 22-24, 2014.Instambul, Turkey. Published, 08/2014.
  • Adam C, L Ibarra, Tsantaki S (2014) “Uncertainty of the collapse capacity of earthquake excited simple structures vulnerable to the P-delta effect.” 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference. July 6-11, 2014, Vienna, Austria. Published, 07/2014.
  • Adam, C., Ibarra, L.F., Tsantaki, S.: Uncertainty of the collapse capacity of earthquake excited simple structures vulnerable to the P-delta effect. In: Proc. 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2014), 6-11 July 2014, Vienna, Austria (Ecker, H., Steindl, A., Jakubek, S., eds), CD-ROM volume (ISBN: 978-3-200-03433-4), paper no. 257, 6 pp., 2014. Published, 07/2014.
  • Seismic Performance of Degraded Shear Wall Structures for Long-Term Compliance Periods.” Journal of Disaster Research. Vol.7, No.5, pp. 638-644, 2012. Published, 07/2012.
  • "Variance of collapse capacity of SDOF systems under earthquake excitations." Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 2011; 40:1299–1314. Published, 01/2011.
  • Elmar Eidelpes, Luis Ibarra & Ricardo Medina (2010). A Probabilistic Assessment of PWR SNF Pinching Failure Considering Hydride-related Cladding Embrittlement. Nuclear Engineering and Design. Published, 05/2010.

Research Statement

Dr. Luis Ibarra is an Associate Professor in the area of structural engineering. His current research includes seismic resilience of systems with special components, such as Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs); seismic performance of nuclear storage containers; collapse capacity methodologies, implementation of nonlinear dynamic capabilities in MOOSE software; and probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear components. 

 

Research Keywords

  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Concrete Structure
  • Computational Mechanics

Presentations

  • Ibarra L (2021) "Seismic Limit States." Mexican Society of Seismic Engineering (SMIS). Presentation is part of a course on "Seismic design based on performance based earthquake engineering." . Other, Presented, 01/30/2021.
  • Ibarra, L. (2020). "International Colloquium In-Memoriam Prof. Neftali Rodriguez Cuevas." Mexican Society of Seismic Engineering (SMIS). Other, Presented, 10/23/2020.
  • Ibarra L (2020) "Nonlinear analysis methods to assess the structural response." Universidad Veracruzana. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/16/2020.
  • Ibarra L. (2020) "Present and future of nonlinear analysis methods to evaluate the structural response." Conference Mexico a Traves de los Sismos. September 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/17/2020.
  • “Dynamic Response of Dry Storage Casks Under Long-Return Period Seismic Events” at Purdue University, February 2020. Other, Presented, 02/2020.
  • Effect of High Strength Materials on the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Moment Resisting Frames at the 7th International Conference of Materials and Structural Engineering (7CIIME). Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia. October 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Short course on “Global Collapse Capacity” at the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia. October 2019. Other, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “Lack of Repeatability on the Response of Free-Standing Cylindrical Casks.” ASCE EMI. June 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2019.
  • Ibarra, Luis (2018) "June 2018, “Soil Effects on the Response of Free-Standing Dry Storage Casks.” European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Thessaloniki, Greece. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/19/2018.
  • Ibarra, Luis (2018) “Probabilistic Evaluation of SNF Rod Pinching Failure after Long-term Storage.” International Conference on Nuclear Power Plants, Structures, Risk and Decommissioning (NUPP) in London, U.K. June 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Ibarra, Luis (2018) “Ring Compression Tests on un-Irradiated Zircaloy-4 Cladding Considering Fuel Pellets.” International Conference on Nuclear Power Plants, Structures, Risk and Decommissioning (NUPP) in London, U.K. June 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Ibarra, Luis (2018) "Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Skewed Bridges Retrofitted with Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs)." General Assembly of the Austrian Association for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (OGE). Vienna, Austria. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/02/2018.
  • Ibarra, Luis (2018) "- “Soil effects on the seismic response of free-standing dry storage casks." Technical University of Vienna. Seminar lectures on Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics. April 2018. Other, Presented, 04/2018.
  • Presentation at the University of Sonora, Mexico of the topic Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frames with High Strength Materials. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/08/2017.
  • Presentation at the SFWST Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. of the topic: "Probabilistic Assessment of Cladding Hoop Stresses in Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/23/2017.
  • Presentation at the ASCE/SEI of the topic "Effects of Ground Motion Incidence Angle in Reinforced Concrete Skewed Bridge Retrofitted with Bucking Restrained Braces.". Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/07/2017.
  • "Effect of BRB boundary conditions on the seismic resilience of BRBFs.” AISC Research Committee. NASCC Conference. San Antonio, March 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 02/06/2017.
  • “Effect of High Strength Steel on the Flexural Behavior of High Strength Concrete and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Specimens,” 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/13/2017.
  • Lack of Repeatability on the Seismic Response of Nuclear Dry Storage Canisters. To be presented at the University of Innsbruck on 03/17/2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/17/2016.
  • Seismic Retrofit of a RC Bridge with Buckling Restrained Braces. Presented at the ASCE EMI 2015 at Stanford University. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/18/2015.
  • "Mechanical Performance of Spent Nuclear Fuel Casks for Long-Term Exposure." Presented at the Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/09/2015.
  • Presentation at ACI 374 Committee on potential changes to the report "Structural Design and Detailing for High-Strength Concrete in Moderate to High Seismic Applications ACI ITG-4.3R-07.”. Other, Presented, 03/2015.
  • "Mechanical Performance of Storage and Transportation Casks after Long-Term Exposure" Presented at the "2014 Fuel Cycle Technologies Annual Meeting." U.S. Department of Energy. Idaho Falls, ID. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/06/2014.
  • Oral presentation: "Application of a collapse capacity methodology to moment resisting frames with high strength materials" Presented at the National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Anchorage, Alaska, by my Ph.D. student Birhanu Bishaw. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/24/2014.
  • Oral presentation: "Seismic performance of circular concrete filled tube columns for accelerated bridge construction." Presented at the National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Anchorage, Alaska, by my Ph.D. student Catherine Tucker. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/23/2014.
  • Title: "Collapse Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Frames with High Strength Materials" Presented at the Institute of Basic Sciences in Engineering Science. Unit of Applied Mechanics. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/01/2014.
  • "Structural Performance of Spent Nuclear Fuel Casks for Long-Term Exposure" Presented at the Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2014.
  • Keynote Speaker at the Mexican National Congress of Seismic Engineering. Veracruz, MX. November 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Presentation at ACI 374 Committee on potential changes to the report "Structural Design and Detailing for High-Strength Concrete in Moderate to High Seismic Applications ACI ITG-4.3R-07.”. Other, Presented, 10/2013.
  • 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/23/2012.
  • 2nd National Conference in Advancing Tools and Solutions for Nuclear Material Detection. SLC, May 1-3, 2011. Other, Presented, 05/02/2011.

Research Groups

  • Elmar Eidelpes, Graduate Student. 08/2015 - 12/31/2018. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: NEUP Project: Risk assessment of transportation casks after long term storage.
  • Catherine Tucker, Graduate Student. 02/2014 - 05/01/2017. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Effect of boundary conditions on the seismic performance of BRBFs.
  • Yuandong (Matt) Wang, Graduate Student. CvEEN. 08/2013 - 05/2017. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: SEED funding Mountain Plains Consortium funding.
  • Leighton Weeks, Graduate Student. CvEEN. 08/2013 - 06/30/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: AISC fellowship funding.

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Austria
  • Chile
  • China
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland