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Ivanovic, Sanja

Former Part-Time Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Full scale testing of structures using small and large response amplitudes
  • Structural health monitoring and model identification
  • Spatial and temporal identification of earthquake damage
  • Analytical dynamics, nonlinear mechanics


Professor Ivanovic


Contact information

Professor Sanja Invanovic

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Southern California

3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP

Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

 

Tel: (213) 740-0603 main office

Fax: (213) 744-1426

Email:  ivanovic@usc.edu 

Biographical Information

Ph.D. 1998 University of Southern California
M.Sc. 1993 Institute of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, Macedonia
B.Sc. 1989 University of Montenegro

Dr. Ivanovic’s professional career has been in a university setting, where she has been teaching as a lecturer and assistant professor.

Association Memberships

Yugoslav Association of Civil Engineers
Indian Society of Earthquake Technology

Recent Awards

2001-2003  –  WISE Postdoctoral Fellowship, USC

Journal Articles
 

“A Note on Distribution of Uncorrected Peak Ground Accelerations During the Northridge, California, Earthquake of 17 January 1994.” with M.I. Todorovska and M.D. Trifunac, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng., Vol. 13, No. 3, 187-196, (1994).

“Peak Velocities, and Peak Surface Strains During Northridge, California, Earthquake of 17 January 1994.” with M.I. Todorovska and M.D. Trifunac, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng., vol. 15, No. 5, 301-310 (1996).

“Advanced Accelerograph Calibration of the Los Angeles Strong Motion Array.” with M.I. Todorovska, E.I. Novikova and M.D. Trifunac, Earthquake Eng. and Struct. Dynamics, Vol. 27, No. 10, 1053-1068, (1998).

“Experimental Evidence for Flexibility of a Foundation Supported by Concrete Friction Piles.” with M.D. Trifunac, and M.I. Todorovska, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng., vol. 18, No. 3, 169-187, (1999).

“On Identification of Damage in Structures via Wave Travel Times.” with M.D. Trifunac and M.I. Todorovska, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Strong Motion Instrumentation for Civil Engrg. Structures, June 2-5, Istanbul, p.21, (1999).

“Ambient Vibration Tests of Damaged Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Building.” with M.D. Trifunac, E.I. Novikova, A.A. Gladkov and M.I. Todorovska, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 6, 391-411, (2000).

“Ambient Vibration of Structures.” with M.D. Trifunac and M.I. Todorovska, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology  (2000).

“Apparent Periods of a Building, part I: Fourier Analysis.” with M.D. Trifunac and M.I. Todorovska, Journal of Struct. Eng., ASCE, Vol. 127, No. 3  517-526 (2001).

“Apparent Periods of a Building, part II: Time-Frequency Analysis.” with M.D. Trifunac and M.I. Todorovska, Journal of Struct. Eng., ASCE, Vol.127, No.3, 527-537 (2001).

“Wave propagation in a seven-story reinforced concrete building part I: Theoretical Model.”with M.I. Todorovska and M.D. Trifunac, Soil Dynamics and Earhq. Eng. Vol. 21, No. 3, 211-223 (2001).

“Wave propagation in a seven-story reinforced concrete building part II: Observed wavenumbers.” with M.I. Todorovska and M.D. Trifunac, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng. Vol. 21 No. 3, 225-236 (2001).

“Wave propagation in a seven-story reinforced concrete building part III: Observed wavenumbers.” with M.I. Todorovska and M.D. Trifunac, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng. Vol. 23, No 1,  65-75 (2003)

“Re-occurrence of site specific response in Montenegro.” with M.D. Trifunac , Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng; 23:637-661 (2003).

“Re-occurrence of site specific response in Former Yugoslavia.”with M.D. Trifunac,  Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng; 23: 663-681(2003).

Technical Reports

“Development and applications of Semi-analytic Finite Elements in Modeling Bridge Structures”, University Monograph, Dept. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Montenegro (in Serbian), (1995)

“Ambient Vibration Survey of Full Scale Structures Using Personal Computers (with examples in Kaprielian Hall)”, with M.D. Trifunac, Dept. Of Civil Eng. Rep. No. 95-05, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1995).

“Correction for Misalignment and Cross Axis Sensitivity of Strong Earthquake Motion Recorded by SMA-1 Accelerographs”, with M.I. Todorovska, E.I. Novikova and M.D. Trifunac, Dept. of Civil Eng. Report No. 95-06, Univ. Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1995)

“Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Building in Van Nuys California: Strong Motion Data Recorded Between 7 February 1971 and 9 December 1994, Description of Damage Following Northridge, 17 January 1994 Earthquake”, with M.D. Trifunac and M.I. Todorovska, Report CE 99-02, Univ. Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1999).

“Two Ambient Vibration tests of a Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Building Damaged by Northridge 1994 Earthquake”, with M.D. Trifunac, M.I. Todorovska, E.I. Novikova and A. A. Gladkov, Report CE 99-03, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1999).

“Analysis of Drifts in a Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Structure”, with M.D. Trifunac, Report CE 03-01, Dept. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Southern California, (2003).

Workshops and Conference Papers

“Influence of Soil-Structure Interaction on Response of a Structures Supported by Piles”, Yugoslav Congress of Structural and Design Engineers (in Serbian) (1998).

“Seismic Response of an Instrumented Reinforced Concrete Building Founded on Piles”, 12th  world Conference on Earthquake Engrg., Auckland, New Zealand Paper No. 2325, (2000).

“Significance of the variability of system period”, 12 European conference on earthquake Engineering, London, England, Paper No.599, (2002).

“Characteristics of Site-Specific amplification functions measured in Montenegro”, 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engrg., Vancouver, Canada 2004.

Study of the in-plane seismic response recorded at the building with irregularities in vertical distribution of mass and stiffness”. IV European Workshop on Irregular and Complex Structures; Thessalonica, Greece, Aug 26 - 27, 2005.

 “Effect of soil-structure interaction  on inter-story drifts in a seven story RC building”, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology  (a joint event of the 13th ECEE & 30th General Assembly of the ESC)  Geneva,  Switzerland, 3-8 September 2006.  Paper Number: 1357