Publications

* Indicates student author (or postdoc) advised by Cabas

Journal Publications

*Na, T., Cabas, A., and Montoya, B.M. (2022) Resonant Column Testing procedure for Microbial Induced Carbonate Precipitated Sands, Geotechnical Testing Journal (under review).

Cabas, A., Rodriguez-Marek, A. and Green, R. (2022), Quantifying the Error associated with the Elastic Half-space Assumption in Site Response Analysis, J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng. (under review)

*Chowdhury, I.N., Cabas, A, Kaklamanos, J., Kottke, A., and Nick Gregor (2022), Effect of Ground Motion Selection Techniques on Site Response Analysis at Different Seismotectonic Settings, Earthquake Spectra (under review)

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Kottke, A., Pilz, M., Macedo, J., and Liu, C. (2022) A DesignSafe Ground Motion Database. Earthquake Spectra (anticipated submission in May 2022).

Kaklamanos, J., Cabas, A., Parolai, S, and Gueguen, P. (2021) Introduction to the Special Issue on Advances in Site Response Estimation, Seism. Soc. Am., https://doi.org/10.1785/0120210152

*Ji, C., Cabas, A.,Bonilla, L.F., Gelis, C., (2021) Effects of Nonlinear Soil Behavior on Kappa (⁠κ⁠): Observations from the KiK‐Net Database, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120200286

Cabas, A., Beyzaei, C., Stuedlein, A., Franke, K., Koehler, R., Zimmaro, P., Wood, C., Christie, S., Yang, J., and *Lorenzo-Velazquez, C. (2021), Geotechnical Lessons from the Mw 7.1 2018 Anchorage Alaska EarthquakeEarthquake Spectra, doi:1177/87552930211012013

*Ramos-Sepulveda, M. and Cabas, A. (2021), Site Effects on Ground Motion Directionality: Lessons Learned from Case Studies in JapanASCE Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 147, 106755 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2021.106755

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Cotton, F., Pilz, M., and Bindi, D. (2020), Within station variability in kappa: evidence of directionality effects. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America https://doi.org/10.1785/0120190253

Cabas, A. and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2017), VS0 Correction Factors for Input Ground Motions used in Seismic Site Response Analysis, Earthquake Spectra. https://doi.org/10.1193/122315EQS188M

Cabas, A., Rodriguez-Marek, A. and Bonilla, L.F. (2017), Estimation of Site-specific Kappa (κ0)-consistent Damping Values at KiK-net sites to Assess the Discrepancy between Laboratory-based Damping Models and Observed Attenuation (of seismic waves) in the Field, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 107 (5): 2258-2271 doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120160370

Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP)

*Ingabire Abayo, N., Cabas, A., Montoya, B., Chamberlin, E. (2023) Geomorphic proxy-to-factor relationships in lateral spreading predictive models. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2023, Los Angeles (abstract accepted)

*Lorenzo-Velazquez, C., and Cabas, A., (2023) Integrating Heterogeneous Databases to Improve the Characterization of Spatial Variability of Site Effects, Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2023, Los Angeles (abstract accepted)

*Ji, C., and Cabas, A., (2023) Kappa, Q and Damping, Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2023, Los Angeles (abstract accepted)

*Gann, C., *Ji, C., and Cabas A. (2022) Kappa-compatible Damping for Nonlinear Site Response Analysis. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina

*Na, K., Cabas, A. and Montoya, B (2022) Design of MICP treatment accounting for changes in seismic site response and liquefaction potential. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina

*Ingabire-Abayo,N., Cabas,  A., Montoya, B. and Chamberlin, E. (2022) The Effect of Variability in Grain Size Distribution and Age of Soil Deposits on Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Bonilla, L.F., and Gelis, C. (2022) The variabilities of kappa (kr): observations from computation procedure with two KiK-net stations. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina

Kaklamanos, J., *Chowdhury, I., Cabas, A., Kottke, A., and Gregor, N. (2021). Sensitivity of Site Response Analyses to Input Motion Selection Protocols. Proceedings from ASCE GeoExtreme 2021 Conference, Savannah Georgia

Cabas, A., Franke, K., Koehler, R., Stuedlein, A., Yang, J., Beyzaei, C., Pierce, I. (2020), Turning Disaster into Knowledge: Geotechnical aspects of the 2018 Mw 7.1 Anchorage Alaska Earthquake. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2020, Minneapolis, MN, February 25-28 2020, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication

*Doostmohammadibueini M., Cabas, A., and Montoya, B. (2019), Assessment of Lateral Spreading Estimations through the Lens of Centrifuge Modeling. Proceedings from ASCE GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27 2019, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication.

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2018), Toward improving damping characterization for site response analysis, Proceedings from the ASCE 5th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference, Austin, TX, June 10-13 2018. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication.

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2017), What Can We Learn from Kappa to Achieve a Better Characterization of Damping in Geotechnical Site Response Models? Proceedings from ASCE Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 12-15, 2017, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication.

Conference Proceedings

Cabas, A., *Ji, C., *Ingabire Abayo, N., *Lorenzo-Velazquez, C., Lagesse, R., Guerrier, K., Saint Fleur, N., Dashti, S., Garcia, F.E., Ramirez, J., Hwang, Y., Nicolas, S. (2022) Seismological Aspects and Ground Motion Characteristics from the 2021 M 7.2 Nippes Haiti Earthquake, 12th National Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 June-1 July 2022.

Garcia, F.E., Ramirez, J., Cabas, A., *Ji, C., *Ingabire Abayo, N., §Lorenzo-Velazquez, C., Lagesse, R., Guerrier, K., Saint Fleur, N., Dashti, S., Hwang, Y., Nicolas, S (2022) Geotechnical Aspects of the 2021 Mw 7.2 Nippes, Haiti Earthquake, 12th National Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 June-1 July 2022.

*Lorenzo-Velazquez, C. and Cabas, A. (2022) Assessment of Spatial Variability of Site Response in Japan Proceedings from 4th International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-IV)

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Pilz, M., and Kotkke, A (2022) Variability in kappa (kr) estimated with coda waves for California. Proceedings from 4th International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-IV)

Cabas, A., *Lorenzo, C. (2021), Accounting for Site Effects to Improve Seismic Hazard Resilience for Lifeline Systems”, San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 years of Lifeline Engineering (Lifelines 2021), Los Angeles, February 7-10 2021

Cabas, A., *Ji, C., Bonilla, L.F., Gelis, C., (2021) Kappa and Material Damping: Insights from the Linear and Nonlinear Soil Behavior Regimes, 6th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium: Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (6ESG), Kyoto, Japan, March 15-17, 2021 (extended abstract)

*C. Gann, *I. Chowdhury, A. Cabas, J. Kaklamanos. (2020), Effects of Input Motions from Different Tectonic Settings on Seismic Slope Stability Analyses. Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE, Sendai, Japan – September 13th to 18th 2020.

Darr, E., Castro-Bolinaga, C., Cabas, A, and Peszlen, I., (2020) The answer is in the roots: Development of probabilistic bank erosion analysis curve by integrating root dendrogeomorphology and flow duration curves. NC Water Resources Research Institute (WWRI) Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, March 18-19 [Poster; cancelled due to COVID-19]

Cabas, A., (2019). On the Use of Site-specific Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and the Attenuation Parameter κ in Hazard Assessments of Critical Facilities. Proceedings from the Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT) Conference, August 4-9 2019, Charlotte, NC.

*Chowdhury, I., Cabas, A., Kaklamanos, J., Kottke, A., Greggor, N. (2019), Hazard-consistent ground motions: Insights on selection and scaling for different tectonic, geological, and geotechnical environments. Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 17-20 June 2019, Rome, Italy.

*Ingabire-Abayo, N., Cabas, A., and Montoya, B. (2019), Assessment of Lateral Spreading Case Histories from Recent Seismic Events: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 2010, and Christchurch, New Zealand 2011. Proceedings from the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, December 11-13 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.

*Chowdhury, I.N., and Cabas, A. (2018), Assessment of the Influence of the Elastic Halfspace on Site Response Estimations, 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, June 25-29 2018.

Cabas, A., Rodriguez-Marek, A. and Montalva, G. (2015), VS-κ Consistent Input Ground Motions for Site Response Analyses, Case Studies in Concepción and San Pedro, Chile, Proc. of the XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 15-18, 2015.

Cabas, A. (2015), VS0 Correction Factors for Input Ground Motions used in Seismic Site Response Analysis, Proc. of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 67th Annual Meeting 2015, Boston, MA, USA, March 31 – April 3, 2015. [Best Student Paper Award]

Cabas, A., *Cárcamo, P., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Godfrey, B. and Olgun, G. (2014), Where to Locate the Elastic Half-Space in Site Response Analysis, A Case Study Using Site Profiles from Charleston, SC, USA, Proc. 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey, August 25-29, 2014.

Posters and Abstracts

Cabas, A., and Garcia, F.E. (2022) The 2021 Mw 7.2 Nippes, Haiti Earthquake: Observations at the Intersection of Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering, Reconnaissance Missions, Response and Recovery, and Social Sciences, 12th National Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27 June-1 July 2022.

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Kottke, A and Pilz, M. (2022) A DesignSafe Ground Motion Database for California, 2022 SSA Annual Meeting

*Ji, C, Cabas, A., Bonilla, L.F., Gelis, C and *Gann, C. (2022) What does kappa mean in nonlinear site response analyses?, 2022 SSA Annual Meeting

*Lorenzo-Velazquez, C., and Cabas, A. (2022) Assessment of Spatial Variability of Site Response in Japan, GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, NC.

Ingabire Abayo, N., Chamberlin, E., Cabas, A., Montoya, B (2021). Assessing the Influence of Fluvial Geomorphological Variables on Empirical Models of Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading. 2021 International Foundations Conference and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) (poster presentation; 1st Place at Geoposter competition).

Ingabire-Abayo, N., Chamberlin E., Cabas, A., and Montoya, B. (2021). Assessing the Influence of Fluvial Geomorphological Variables on Empirical Models of Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (held virtually due to COVID19; poster presentation; Honorable Mention at the AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Awards)

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Pilz, M., and Kotkke, A. (2021) Regional Attenuation Estimates for California using Coda Waves. 2021 SSA Annual Meeting (held virtually due to COVID19; poster presentation)

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Bonilla, L.F., Gelis, C., (2020) Investigation of the correlation between kappa and soil nonlinearity, 2020 Virtual ES-SSA Annual Meeting, October 14-15 2020. (Abstract and oral presentation)

*Ji, C., Cabas, A., Bonilla, L.F., Gelis, C., (2020) Does Nonlinear Soil Behavior Affect Kappa Estimates? 2020 SSA Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 27-30, 2020. (Abstract) [Poster; cancelled due to COVID-19]

Kaklamanos, J., *Chowdhury, I., Cabas, A., Kottke, A., Gregor, N., (2020) Sensitivity of Site Response Analyses to Input Motion Selection: Lessons Learned from Seattle and Boston, 2020 SSA Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 27-30, 2020. (Abstract) [Oral presentation; cancelled due to COVID-19]

*Ramos-Sepulveda, M., and Cabas, A., (2020), Understanding Site Effects on Ground Motion Directionality, GeoCongress 2020, Minneapolis, MN, February 25-28 2020 (Poster)

Cabas, A., *Chowdhury, I., Kaklamanos, J., Kottke, A., and Gregor, N. (2019), Bridging the gap between input motion selection protocols and geotechnical engineering analyses, 2019 SSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 23-26, 2019 (Abstract)

*Chowdhury, I., Cabas, A., Kaklamanos, J., Kottke, A., and Gregor, N. (2019), Challenges and Consequences of Input Motion Selection for Subduction Zone Environments: Seattle, Washington, 2019 SSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 23-26, 2019 (Poster)

*Ji, C., and Cabas, A, Cotton, F., Pilz, M., and Bindi, D., (2019). Within station variability and uncertainty in kappa estimations: insights from various KiK-net downhole arrays, 2019 SSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 23-26, 2019 (Poster)

*Sepulveda-Ramos, M., and Cabas, A. (2019). Understanding Key Ground Motion Intensity Measures for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Lifelines: Lessons Learned from Loma Prieta Earthquake. Geo-Carolinas 2019, Charlotte, NC, March 4-5, 2019 (Poster)

Koehler, R.D., Franke, K.W., Beyzaei, C.Z., Cabas, A., Pierce, I., Stuedlein, A., and Yang, Z., (2019), Initial observations from the GEER reconnaissance evaluation of the 2018 M7.0 Anchorage Alaska earthquake. 2019 SSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 23-26, 2019 (Abstract)

*Ji, C., and Cabas, A. (2018), Investigation of the Dependence of Kappa Values on the Onset of Soil Nonlinearity as Captured by Shear Strain Index (PGV/Vs30). Seismology of the Americas (joint conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA)), Miami, FL, May 14-17, 2018. (Poster)

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2017), Estimation of Site-Specific Kappa (κ0)-Consistent Damping Values at Selected Stations from the KiK-net Database. 2017 SSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 18-20, 2017. (Poster)

Cabas, A., (2017), Influence of Input Motion Selection Protocols on Site Response Estimates. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA, January 8-12, 2017 (Abstract)

*Chowdhury, I.C., and Cabas, A. (2016), Ground Motions from the August 24, 2016 Rieti Earthquake in Italy. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 12-15, 2017. (Poster)

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2015), Appropriate Ground Motions for Dynamic Analysis of Foundations. IFCEE/Geo-Congress 2015 Geo-Institute National Poster Competition, San Antonio, TX, USA, March 17-21, 2015. (Poster) [3rd Place Student Poster Competition]

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2014), Influence of the Selection of Input Motions on the Systematic Errors Introduced in Site Response Analyses Conducted in Charleston, SC. 86th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America, Charleston, SC, USA, November 2-4, 2014. (Abstract)

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2014), The Importance of the Elastic Half-Space Assumption in Site Response Analysis. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America, Anchorage, AK, USA, April 30 – May 2, 2014. (Abstract) [Best Student Presentation Award]

Cabas, A., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2012), Ground Motions observed during the August 23rd, 2011 Mineral Virginia Earthquake. 2nd Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Research Day, Blacksburg, VA, USA, April 13, 2012. [Best Student Poster Award]

Technical Reports

Dashti, S., Ganapati, N.E., Ingabire Abayo, N., Cabas, A., Ramirez, J., Contreras, S., Dessable, J.E., Garcia, F.E., Guerrier, K., Hwang, Y., Jeannot, T., Ji, C., Lagesse, R., Logiste, M., Lorenzo-Velazquez, C., Noclas, S., Remington, C., Perodin, J., Saint Fleur, N., Shriro, M., Vissière , S., and Whitworth, M. (2022) Reconnaissance following the August 14, 2021 Haiti earthquake: Perspectives from geotechnical engineering and social/political sciences, GEER report, Version 1. doi:10.18118/G60090

Cabas, A., Ji, Chunyang (2020). Improving the Assessment of Site-specific Seismic Hazards Through the Lens of Novel Attenuation Models. USGS Final Report AWARD NUMBER: G19AP00058.

Koehler, R.D., Franke, K.W., Beyzaei, C.Z., Cabas, A., Pierce, I., Stuedlein, A., and Yang, Z., (2019), Geotechnical Engineering Reconnaissance of the 30 November 2018 M7.0 Anchorage, Alaska Earthquake, GEER report Version 2. DOI: 10.18118/G6P07F

Cabas, A., Kaklamanos, J., Kottke, A., and *Chowdhury I., (2019). Assessment of the Contribution of Input Motion Selection Procedures to Uncertainty in Ground Motion Intensity Measures. USGS Final Report AWARD NUMBER: G18AP00015. [https://earthquake.usgs.gov/cfusion/external_grants/research.cfm]

Koehler, R.D., Franke, K.W., Beyzaei, C.Z., Cabas, A., Pierce, I., Stuedlein, A., and Yang, Z., (2018), Geotechnical Engineering Reconnaissance of the 30 November 2018 M7.0 Anchorage, Alaska Earthquake, GEER report Version 1. DOI: doi:10.18118/G6P07F

Rodriguez-Marek, A., Dawood, H.M., Upadhyaya, S., and Cabas, A., (2017). An empirical study of the parameterization of site response using the KiKnet array. USGS Report AWARD NUMBER: G14AP00017