Striking YouTube Gold

It’s been a busy week, one in which I have not managed my time very well. While 71 posts sit in my Drafts folder, I haven’t sat down to get one to the finish line. So, why not add more to the Drafts folder?

While the history and use of reliability modules in OpenSees will be the subject of future posts, for now, here’s a 2014 PEER webinar I did on basic reliability analysis.

My voice sounds “normal” for the first minute, then the video is sped up by 1.25x–just enough to make me sound helium-filled for the next 55 minutes. Was the YouTube maximum video length one hour in 2014?

Regardless, there’s a lot of good content in this video. And it reminds me that I need to get all of the reliability commands working in OpenSeesPy.

4 thoughts on “Striking YouTube Gold

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  2. I recall this webinar vividly; I watched it live in European time, and it was my first encounter with the reliability module in OpenSees; it was a tremendously useful webinar for me, and it served as the foundation for the first reliability analysis in the scope of my doctoral dissertation. I even have my own recording of this webinar in 1080p, full duration, and normal speed somewhere. The original video was a little longer because you were explaining everything in detail, but someone was impatient and sped it up. Regardless, after my lengthy and incomplete transition from Tcl to Python, I really miss all of the reliability commands in Python, but at least the sensitivity commands are now available, with which we can do a lot. I eagerly await future posts on realiability analysis!

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    1. Thank you, Marin! I’m glad the video was helpful. I suspect I don’t remember because I started a heavy administrative role within my department a few days after I made the video, so I must have simply forgotten all about it.
      The reliability commands are available in OpenSeesPy now. I’ll make a post showing a basic OpenSeesPy reliability analysis.


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