Recent developments in dynamic modelling of seismically qualified UK structures

Synopsis

The regulatory requirements of the UK nuclear sector are driving ever-increasing demand for complex soil-structure interaction modelling. This is driven by the need to update the safety cases of existing assets as they age, and the demanding design requirements of new nuclear power stations. With ever-increasing computational power at our disposal, it has become practicable for seismic geotechnical engineers to consider taking on more complex numerical modelling than historically possible, reducing conservative simplifications and enabling more accurate modelling of complex problems. These include detailed modelling of piled foundations and explicit modelling of entire nuclear power islands. The speakers in this evening meeting will present recent project examples which illustrate the rapid development in modelling seen in this field.

About the speakers

The speakers at this event represent a major UK consultancy (Atkins). Their recent experience includes extensive numerical analysis in support of the safety case for existing and new nuclear facilities in the UK. Further information will be published soon.

Further information

This event is organised by SECED. The event will be chaired by Andreas Nielsen (Atkins). Attendance at this meeting is free. Further information will be published soon.

Event Details

Event Date 26/01/2022 6:00 pm
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