Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
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 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.
This three day evening course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of heavy machinery foundation design against vibration. The course will show how to design machinery foundations to ensure that the amplitude of the displacement responses, which are induced by the machinery dynamic loads, are limited to the allowable limit so that do not have any adverse effects on the machine’s performance and integrity as well as any severe or troublesome effects on people working in the vicinity of the machines. The course will commence with an introduction to structural and soil dynamics. Then, foundation response to vibration loading will be addressed with reference to ‘lumped parameter system’ idealisation and the development of dynamic loads exerted by machineries including rotating machines as well as reciprocating machines’ primary and secondary dynamic forces for response assessment followed by modelling of machineries on pile foundations.
Piroozan Aminossehe is an independent consultant. He has extensive experience of analysis and design of heavy complex structures subjected to dynamic loads particularly seismic ground motion and soil structure interaction. He had a key role in the seismic analysis and design of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station as head of the analytical group and many other major projects in nuclear and petrochemical industries. He served as an elected member of Council of the Institution 2008-2010 as well as Chairman of IStructE North Thames Region in 2013. He also runs biennial Blast course at UCL and biennial Seismic course at Imperial College.
For members of IStructE or SECED: £250 + VAT @ 20% = £300.00
For non-members: £300 + VAT @ 20% = £360.00
This course is jointly organised by SECED and IStructE (North Thames Branch). The course takes place over three Tuesday evenings in November 2017: 7th, 14th and 21st. For further information contact Piroozan Aminossehe (tel. 02089 527 576). For registration, download the flyer or contact Colin Davies (tel. 01707 645 791).
|Event Date||07/11/2017 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||21/11/2017 8:15 pm|