Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
In the March 2018 evening meeting, Dr Stergios A Mitoulis (University of Surrey) presented research on the response of integral abutment bridges (IABs) under various loads including earthquake excitation. Dr Mitoulis' talk covered smart designs for IABs with recycled materials as a means to minimise the soil-structure interaction effects. Dr Mitoulis also presented recent findings on the multi-hazard risk assessment of IABs. Future research and design opportunities were discussed on the basis of the ongoing research.
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In this evening meeting held in February 2018, Heather Riley (Atkins) presented an overview of the computational methods developed for seismic analysis of nuclear reactor cores within the so-called GCORE methodology. She also described how the methods were validated by means of independent shaker table testing of scaled reactor core models.
In the January 2018 evening meeting, Dr Luis Sousa explored issues relating to the impact on building fragility of hazard-consistent record selection and hazard disaggregation, and uncertainty characterisation in loss metrics and fragility analysis. He also discussed shortcomings in the state-of-art and the implications of this for earthquake loss modelling.
In the November 2017 evening meeting, Dr Loizos Pelecanos presented the seismic response of the La Villita dam in Mexico. Analysis of actual field data along with relevant numerical analyses were presented and discussed to obtain an understanding of the behaviour of the dam. Several issues related to the general seismic performance of dams were also discussed.
This evening meeting was held in November 2013.
A recording of the March 2014 evening meeting.
This a recording from the April 2014 evening meeting, where the speaker was Ibrahim Almufti (Arup). The slides from Almufti's presentation are also available on the SECED website.
A recording of the January 2014 evening meeting.
This is a recording of the 14th Mallet-Milne lecture.