Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
This SECED Young Members hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Structures with shallow foundations resting on liquefiable layers can suffer excessive displacements in the event of an earthquake. Recent advancements have significantly improved the tools available to practicing engineers for response estimation. However, significant uncertainty remains in such estimations. This presentation provides further insight into the response of shallow-founded structures resting on liquefiable layers.
VSimulators was created to support a major overhaul of design guidance for vibration serviceability. Existing guidance was usually developed based on limited experimental observations. The chain of evidence is often tenuous, with highly subjective observations and acceptance criteria that are demonstrably inappropriate. In this talk, the presenters will describe the VSimulators facility, show the research in action and present early results.