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 aims at studying the dynamic behaviour of arch dams, taking into account Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI). For this purpose, the couple Boundary Elements and Finite Elements (BE-FE) analysis is used to take into account the FSI. This method is firstly verified by an analytical solution in a case of simple model. The results obtained by the BE-FE model are then compared with the classical Westergaard approach in two case studies. The influence of the compressible and incompressible fluid is also examined by using the BE-FE model.