Introduction to Dynamic Foundation Behaviour and Design


Traditionally the design of foundations subjected to dynamic loading from machines or other vibration sources has been based on simplified methods, assuming linear procedures and rules of thumb. The talk will look at a number of generic case histories looking at pitfalls and solutions that have affected foundations under dynamic loading, specifically looking at machines vibrations and wind turbines. The talk will also contrast these methods with design procedures used for geotechnical structures under seismic loading.

About the speaker

Ziggy Lubkowski is the seismic business and skills leader for Arup in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has over 25 years experience of civil, geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He has carried out seismic design, analysis and assessment for a range of structures in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and humanitarian sectors. He has acted as the seismic specialist for major projects such as offshore platforms in New Zealand and Russia, an immersed tube tunnel in Turkey, and numerous seismic hazard studies around the world. Ziggy has contributed to several seismic research and development projects and has published numerous papers relating to this work. He has verified non-linear codes for the analysis of dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction. He has also participated in post-earthquake field missions to USA, Turkey, Indonesia and Chile. He was extensively involved in providing advice to the humanitarian sector following the Boxing Day tsunami. Ziggy has been Chair of SECED and the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) and he is currently involved in the preparation of courses and manuals on seismic design to Eurocode 8. In 2009 he won the Shamsher Prakash prize for excellence in practice of geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Further information

This event is organised by the Scottish Geotechnical Group(SGG). Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start. For further information, contact Ross Turnbull (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Details

Event Date 12/11/2013 5:30 pm
The Teacher Building
14-16 St Enoch Square
The Teacher Building

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