Tuesday, November 29, 2016

GEER field mission report on the Italian earthquake of 24/8/16

Version 2.0 of the GEER field mission report on the Italian earthquake of 24/8/16. Mission led by Prof. Jonathan Stewart, UCLA. More info: http://tinyurl.com/gmf6v3a

Sunday, September 18, 2016

GEER Reconnaissance Report on the 24/8/2016 Central Italy ("Amatrice") Earthquake (ver 1.0)

Preliminary reconnaissance report on the recent Italian earthquake posted on the GEER website (http://www.geerassociation.org) on the 24/8/2016 Central Italy ("Amatrice") Earthquake (ver 1.0). 


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

International Workshop on "Seismic Resilience of Natural Gas Pipeline Networks"

International Workshop on "Resilience of Natural Gas Pipeline Networks to Natural Hazards" to be organized at the University of Bristol on 1st September 2016 in the framework of the Exchange-Risk, H2020 EU research project. Panels will be held on pipeline inspection and monitoring, integrity and fragility, soil-pipe interaction, asynchronous ground motion, hybrid testing, risk and network resilience.

Workshop Agenda: www.exchange-risk.eu/workshop.html
Exchange-Risk Project: www.exchange-risk.eu
Research Group: https://www.facebook.com/ASextosResearchGroup/

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Special Session on "Performance-based soil-structure interaction of lifelines and infrastructure" in the framework of ICONHIC2016

A special session on “Performance-based Soil-Structure Interaction of lifelines and infrastructure" is organised during the International Conferenceon Natural Hazards and Infrastructure to be held in Chania, Greece, 28-30 June 2016. The Special Session focuses on recent advances in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering with emphasis on dynamically interacting soil-structure systems, such as buildings, bridges, geotechnical structures, wastewater, sewage and energy pipelines, port facilities as well as on related infrastructure. More specifically, it will encourage contributions on the analysis, design and assessment of coupled SSI systems, probabilistic evaluation and mitigation of seismic risk, fragility estimates at a component, structure and network level, structural health monitoring and innovative techniques for identifying the dynamic characteristics of flexibly supported structures, new materials and techniques for active, passive or natural (in-soil) isolation and for improving infrastructure resilience, analytical, numerical and experimental identification of dynamic SSI effects as well as optimum earthquake ground motion selection and generation for research and design purposes. It is envisaged that the Special Session will constitute an interesting forum for researchers and practitioners at the boundaries between geotechnical and structural engineering.

Organisers: Nicos Gerolymos & Anastasios Sextos

Saturday, January 30, 2016

International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering's (IABSE) Future of Design Conference @ Bristol

The 9th Future of Design Conference, which is coming to Bristol for the first time, has the fundamental objectives of promoting design excellence and inspiring future generations of young engineers. At the conference internationally renowned architects and engineers will share their approach to design challenges, drawing on recent experiences. The conference will also provide opportunity for younger engineers to network and present to their peers through the Young Designers Competition.
The conference will be a full day at The University of Bristol on the 8th April 2016 followed by an evening dinner event at the beautiful Goldney Hall Orangery in Clifton.
A number of key note speakers have already been confirmed, including Laurent Ney – founder of Ney & Partners in Belgium, Steve Denton – Director of Engineering WSP/PB and David Wakefield – Managing Director of Tensys.
For further information visit the website IABSE Future of Design West 2016. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Seismic Risk of Highway Networks: freeware for Loss Assessment

A Matlab- & NEXTA-based freeware for assessing the Seismic Risk of Highway Networks simultaneously considering seismic hazard, structural vulnerability, geotechnical vulnerability, traffic flow and retrofit cost aiming to estimate the direct and indirect loss of the transportation network after multiple seismic scenarios.

More: www.retis-risk.eu