Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
SECED 2015 was a two-day conference on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics that took place on 9-10th July 2015 at Homerton College, Cambridge.
This was the first major conference to be held in the UK on this topic since SECED hosted the 2002 European Conference on Earthquake Engineering in London.
The conference brought together experts from a broad range of disciplines, including structural engineering, nuclear engineering, seismology, geology, geotechnical engineering, urban development, social sciences, business and insurance; all focused on risk, mitigation and recovery.
SECED 2015 featured the following keynote speakers (affiliations correct at the time of the conference):
This paper presents a fully-coupled non-linear numerical modelling approach for the prediction of the Lotung Large-Scale Seismic Test (LSST) site free-field response during the recorded event of May 1986. An advanced kinematic hardening soil model is calibrated using resonant column data and cross-hole measurements available at the LSST site. The two horizontal components of the input motion are applied separately at bedrock level. The acceleration time histories predicted at different depths are compared with the down-hole motions recorded in-situ, indicating a very good agreement with the array data in terms of peak ground acceleration and frequency content.