Seismic Analysis using Finite Elements
Modern numerical analysis methods provide a valuable tool to engineers involved in the design or assessment of mechanical, structural and geotechnical systems which may experience earthquake loads. Finite element analysis methods are firmly established as the most powerful method for simulation of structural response to seismic actions. Safe and effective use of FE methods for seismic analysis requires a good understanding of structural mechanics, as well as knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of special purpose analysis methods. An appreciation of engineering seismology is also valuable.
This one day seminar brought together experienced specialists from industry and academia who presented examples of recent use of FE methods for seismic analysis. The objective of the event was to provide practical insight into the application of a variety of FEA tools to a range of earthquake engineering challenges. The emphasis was placed on the effective use of readily available analysis methods, rather than cutting-edge research activity.
The seminar accompanied the introductory book “How to do Seismic Analysis using Finite Elements ”, recently published by NAFEMS.*
Case Study: Geotechnical Structures
Stavroula Kontoe, Imperial College
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Rory Lennon, Royal Haskoning
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Andrew Coatsworth, HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate
Seismic Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings
Rob Smith, Arup
Seismic Analysis of Elevated Stations for Dubai Metro
Phil Cooper, Intec & Tony Copley, CTL
Event Type: Seminar
Location: London UK
Date: December 5, 2008
This seminar has been organised jointly with SECED . The organisation was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and civil engineering dynamics, and acts as a forum for professionals who need to keep abreast of the rapid developments in the field. SECED is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
More information about its activities and information about how to join can be found on the SECED website: www.seced.org.uk
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- Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
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- No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;
NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.
This policy is subject to change.