Earthquake ground acceleration acts at the base of the structure (black) which responds dynamically (red)

Announcing the graduate intensive summer course for June 2015: Structural Dynamics Principles in Earthquake Engineering

We are pleased to announce the international summer course for 2015: Structural Dynamics Principles in Earthquake Engineering, which will be held in Selfoss, Iceland, during 1 to 26 June 2015.

The course is the latest addition to the International Summer Course series that has been ongoing since 2011. This new course aims at training engineers, researchers, and architects in reducing seismic risk through a deep understanding of engineering structures affected by earthquakes.

Basic understanding of the dynamic response of structures and advanced numerical and analytical skills in modelling and simulating seismic demands on structures is essential in formulating a safe and economical seismic design philosophy. Furthermore, the knowledge and skills in dynamic modelling and simulation of earthquake-induced structural vibrations is essential in correctly and consistently applying standard seismic design codes in practice.

The main objective of the course is to educate and train the participants in understanding, modelling, and simulating structural vibrations due to earthquake-induced ground motion.

Applications are open now, deadline is 1 April 2014. For more information refer to the course webpage.