Prof. M.J. NIGEL PRIESTLEY

Nigel Priestley is Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of California at San Diego, and is Emeritus Co-Director of the Rose School. His research is focused on the seismic design of concrete and masonry structures, and on seismic design philosophy. He has published more than 650 books, technical papers and reports, mainly related to seismic design, and has received more than 30 international awards for his research. He is a fellow of the ACI, the IPENZ, NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering, NZ Concrete Society, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Further information can be found here.


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Sritharan, S., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Enhancing Seismic Performance of Bridge Cap Beam-to-Column Joints Using Prestressing,” PCI Journal, Accepted to be published in the 1999 July-Aug issue of the PCI Journal.
  • Sritharan, S., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Bridge Joint Systems Subjected to Seismic Actions,” Journal: Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Submitted July, 1999.
  • Seible, F., and Priestley, M.J.N., “Lessons Learned from Bridge Performance During Northeridge Earthquake,” Seismic Response of Concrete Bridges, ACI International, SP-187, 1999, pp. 29-55.
  • Xiao, Y., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Seismic Performance of Bridge Footings Designed to Current Standards,” Seismic Response of Concrete Bridges, ACI International, SP-187, 1999, pp. 131-157.
  • Sritharan, S., Ingham, J.M., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Design and Performance of Bridge Cap Beam/Column Joints using Headed Reinforcement and Mechanical Couplers,” ACI Special Volume on Development of Seismic Steel Reinforcement Products and Systems, ACI SP-184, 1999, pp. 7-22.
  • Vitharana, N.D., and Priestley, M.J.N., “Significance of Temperature-Induced Loadings on Concrete Cylindrical Reservoir Walls,” ACI, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 96, No. 5, September/October 1999, pp. 727-747.
  • Priestley, N.J.M., Srutharan, S., Conley, J.R., and Pampanin, S., “Preliminary Results and Conclusions From the PRESSS Five-Story Precast Concrete Building,” PCI, PCI Journal, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 44 No. 6, November/December 1999, pp. 42-67.
  • Budek, A.M., Priestley, M.J.N., and Benzoni, G., “Inelastice Seismic Response of Bridge Drilled-Shaft RC Pile/Columns,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 4, April 2000, pp. 510517.
  • Priestley, M. J. N, Sritharan, S., Conley, J. R. and Pampanin, S., “A Summary of Test Results From the PRESSS Five-Story Precast Concrete Building”, SESOC Journal, Structural Engineering Society, New Zealand, Vol. 13, No. 1, April 2000, pp 21-37.
  • Sritharan, S., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Seismic Design and Experimental Verification of Concrete Multiple Column Bridge Bents,” Submitted to the ACI Structural Journal, May 2000, 40 pp.
  • Priestley, M.J.N., Srutharan, S., Conley, J.R., and Pampanin, S., “A Summary of Test Results from the PRESSS 5-Story Precast Concrete Building,” Submitted to the PCI Journal
  • Pampanin, S., Priestley, N.J.M., and Srutharan, S., “Analytical Modeling of the Seismic Behavior of Ductile Connections for Precast Concrete Frames”, Submitted to Journal of Earthquake Engineering,
  • Kowalsky, M.J., Priestley, M.J.N., and Seible, F., “Dynamic Behavior of Lightweight Concrete Bridges,” ACI Structural Journal, July – August 2000, pp. 602 – 619.
  • Sritharan, S., Priestley, M. J. N., and Seible, F., “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Bridge Joint Systems Subjected to Seismic Actions", Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier, Vol. 36, No. 3-4, Nov. 2000, pp 215 - 233