David McCallen

Simon Wong Faculty Scholar, Professor and Director of Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research
David McCallen

Research interests

Dr. McCallen's research interests include computational model development for the evaluation of the nonlinear response of structural and soil systems to extreme loads and the dynamic response of solids and structures with applications to transportation, energy and nuclear infrastructure systems. Additionally, he has recently worked on advanced sensor development for infrastructure instrumentation and the exploitation of emerging web and communication technologies.

Selected publications

  • McCallen, D., Petersson, A., Rodgers, A., Pitarka, A., Miah, M., Petrone, F., Sjogreen, B., Abrahamson, N., Tang, H. (2021). EQSIM - A Multidisciplinary Framework for Fault-to-Structure Earthquake Simulations on Exascale Computers Part I: Computational Models and Workflow. Earthquake Spectra, 37(2), 707–735. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755293020970982 
  • McCallen, D., Petrone, F., Miah, M., Pitarka, A., Rodgers, A., Abrahamson, N. (2021). EQSIM - A Multidisciplinary Framework for Fault-to-Structure Earthquake Simulations on Exascale Computers, Part II: Regional Simulations of Building Response. Earthquake Spectra, 37(2), 736–761. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755293020970980 
  • McCallen, D., Tang, H., Wu, S., Eckert, E., Huang, J., & Petersson, N. A. (2021). Coupling of Regional Geophysics and Local Soil-Structure Models in the EQSIM Fault-to-Structure Earthquake Simulation Framework. The International Journal of High-Performance Computing Applications, 109434202110191. https://doi.org/10.1177/10943420211019118
  • Kenawy, M., McCallen, D., Pitarka, A. (2021). Variability of Near‐Fault Seismic Risk to Reinforced Concrete Buildings Based on High‐Resolution Physics‐Based Ground Motion Simulations. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 50(6), 1713–1733. https://doi.org/10.1002/eqe.3413 
  • Petrone, F., Abrahamson, N., McCallen, D., Miah, M. (2020). Validation of (Not‐Historical) Large‐Event Near‐Fault Ground‐Motion Simulations for Use in Civil Engineering Applications. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 50(1), 116–134. https://doi.org/10.1002/eqe.3366 
  • Rodgers, A. J., Pitarka, A., McCallen, D. B. (2019). The Effect of Fault Geometry and Minimum Shear Wavespeed on 3D Ground-Motion Simulations for an Mw 6.5 Hayward Fault Scenario Earthquake, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 109(4), 1265–1281. https://doi.org/10.1785/0120180290
  • Rodgers, A. J., Petersson, A. N., Pitarka, A., McCallen, D. B., Sjogreen, B., Abrahamson, N. (2019). Broadband (0–5 Hz) Fully Deterministic 3D Ground‐Motion Simulations of a Magnitude 7.0 Hayward Fault Earthquake: Comparison with Empirical Ground‐Motion Models and 3D Path and Site Effects from Source Normalized Intensities. Seismological Research Letters, 90(3), 1268–1284. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180261
  • Petrone, F., McKenna, F., Do, T., McCallen, D. (2021). A Versatile Numerical Model for the Nonlinear Analysis of Squat-to-Tall Reinforced-Concrete Shear Walls. Engineering Structures, 242, 112406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112406
  • McCallen, D., Petrone, F., Laplace, P. (2020). An Optical Sensor and Wireless Mesh Network for Rapid Direct Measurement of Building Interstory Drift. Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE, September 13-18, 2020 in Sendai, Japan. 2020
  • McCallen, D. B., Petrone, F. (2019). An Optical Technique for Measuring Transient and Residual Interstory Drift as Seismic Structural Health Monitoring (S2HM) Observables. In Seismic Structural Health Monitoring From Theory to Successful Applications (pp. 263–278). Book chapter, Springer.
  • Petrone, F., McCallen, D., Buckle, I., Wu, S. (2018). Direct Measurement of Building Transient and Residual Drift Using an Optical Sensor System. Engineering Structures, 176, 115–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.08.087
  • McCallen, D., Petrone, F., Coates, J., Repanich, N. (2017). A Laser-Based Optical Sensor for Broad-Band Measurements of Building Earthquake Drift. Earthquake Spectra, 33(4), 1573–1598. https://doi.org/10.1193/041417eqs071m
  • McCallen, D. B., Astaneh-Asl, A., Larsen, S. C., Hutchings, L. J. (2009). TCLEE 2009: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment. The Response of Long-Span Bridges to Low Frequency, Near-Fault Earthquake Ground Motions (pp. 165–176). Reston, VA; ASCE.
  • McCallen, D. B., Romstad, K. M. (1994). Nonlinear Model for Building‐Soil Systems. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 120(5), 1129–1152. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9399(1994)120:5(1129)
  • McCallen, D. B., Romstad, K. M. (1994). Dynamic Analyses of a Skewed Short-Span, Box-Girder Overpass. Earthquake Spectra, 10(4), 729–755. https://doi.org/10.1193/1.1585795