The 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Andrew S. Whittaker (University at Buffalo) has agreed to deliver the 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture, which is scheduled to take place on 24th April 2019 in London. Prof. Whittaker has conducted extensive research on the seismic resilience of nuclear power plants and is considered a leading expert on the structural design of next-generation nuclear reactors. More details will follow soon.

SECED 2019 Conference

SECED is delighted to announce the SECED 2019 Conference, a two-day conference on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics taking place on 9-10th September 2019 in Greenwich, London. This is the first major conference to be held in the UK on this topic since the SECED 2015 Conference. More details will be announced soon, including a call for abstracts.

Upcoming events


23/05/2018 6:00 pm

This event, which is organised by the SECED Young Members, will examine the application of probabilistic seismic hazard assesments in the nuclear industry.


30/05/2018 6:00 pm

Site response analysis is commonly performed to account for local site effects on ground motion propagation during an earthquake. Most site response analyses focus on the horizontal ground motion, but in reality, the ground is simultaneously subjected to shaking in both the horizontal and vertical directions during an earthquake. The talk will provide an overview of fundamental aspects of vertical site response analysis. A practical methodology allowing the use of existing software will be presented. Finally, the impact of the vertical component of ground motion will be demonstrated in three-dimensional analyses for a KiK-net down-hole array in Japan.

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