Events in 2018

A preview of events planned for 2018

At SECED, we aim to organise at least eight evening meetings per year, as well as seminars, short courses, and the biannual Mallet Milne Lecture. Whilst we are working to confirm the events for the coming months, we would like to offer a preview of the events that are in the planning stages.

On 31st January, an evening meeting on the treatment of uncertainties in the earthquake loss estimation of building portfolios will take place. The speaker for this event is Dr Luis Sousa, a leading expert from a company specialising in catastrophe risk modelling.

In the following month, on 28th February, we are looking to organise an evening meeting on seismic analysis of reactor cores and validation studies using shaker table testing. For this meeting, we hope to persuade one or more technical specialists from a UK civil engineering consultancy to come and speak about how they use advanced analysis techniques and scaled model testing to understand the behaviour of potentially degraded reactor cores under earthquake excitation.

Other tentative titles for 2018 include:

  • Rail-bridge interaction.
  • Spotlight on visco-elastic dampers.
  • Sound transmission through buildings.
  • Assessment modelling of aircraft.
  • Etc.

Last but not least, we are investigating whether it would be possible to hold a one-day seminar focussed on the American standard ASCE 4-16 Seismic Analysis of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures, following its recent publication. Look out for further announcements in the course of the year.

The default venue for most of our evening meetings continue to be the HQ of the Institution of Civil Engineers. However, we are mindful that many members work and live outside London, so we are also looking to use venues outside London.

Event Properties

Event Date 31/12/2018
Event End Date 31/12/2018
Institution of Civil Engineers
1 Great George Street
Institution of Civil Engineers

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