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):
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This research investigates the influence of various construction qualities and their corresponding building distribution on the seismic vulnerability assessment. The selected index building has been simulated based on a real case typical mid-rise masonry infilled steel frame structure. A realistic representation of construction details, such as variation of infill material properties, type of connections and built quality have been implemented in the models. The correlation between variation in modelling details and the structural response has been quantified by means of nonlinear static push-over analysis. By employing a simplified capacity spectrum fragility analysis method, the fragility curves are generated following the damage states defined in the guidelines and a suite of seven earthquake accelerograms representing the seismicity of the building’s location. According to the building distribution and construction cost, the losses have been estimated following intensity-based assessment.