The global impact of Robert P. Kennedy: personal and professional

Chair: Robert J. Budnitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, retired

Date: Monday August 5, 2019

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


1. The Early Days: Underground at the Nevada Test Site, and Beer
Robert Bachman, Robert Bachman Consulting

2. Robert Kennedy’s influence on Probabilistic Seismic Analysis of Nuclear Facilities – the SSMRP and Follow-on Activities
James J. Johnson, JJJ & Associates

3. Robert Kennedy’s Influence on Practical Methods for SPRA (Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment) – Response analysis, Fragility analysis
Gregory S. Hardy, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

4. Robert Kennedy’s Influence on using Probabilistic Concepts in DOE Earthquake Engineering Standards and in ASCE 4 and 43
Michael W. Salmon, Los Alamos National Laboratory

5. Robert Kennedy’s Influence on Nuclear Seismic-Safety Regulations
Nilesh C. Chokshi, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, retired