The Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of the University of Iceland was established in the year 2000 with a special contract between the University of Iceland, Ministry of education, Ministry of justice, Township of Árborg and the Civil defence.

The main operation of the Centre consists of the following:

  • Basic reasearch
  • Contract research
  • Training of students for research and building facilities for engineering education

Operation

The research activity at the Centre includes analytical, computational and experimental methods in solid and fluid mechanics. This includes probabilistic and statistical methods. Problems in mechanics related to civil and environmental engineering, as well as allied fields, are considered. A special emphasis is placed on research in earthquake and wind engineering. Topics of special interest are vibration and dynamics of complex structures and the use of computers in mechanics, particularly in the field of structural dynamics. The Centre operates and maintains the Icelandic Strong-Motion Network and distributes data through the Internet Site for European Strong-Motion Data (ISESD). On-going measurement programmes include full-scale measurements of wind and earthquake-induced structural response, as well as recording of data required for civil and environmental engineering design.

Staff

Name Tel E-mail
 Elinborg Gunnarsdóttir, Manager  525-4141  eborg@hi.is
Aldís Sigfúsdóttir, MSc  894-1275  aldiss@isl.is
Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir, PhD  898 1586  aeb@hi.is
Apostolos S. Papagorgiou, PhD 525-4141 papaga@upatras.gr
Athol J. Carr, PhD 525-4141 athol.carr@canterbury.ac.nz
Benedikt Halldórsson, PhD 525-4132 skykkur@hi.is
Elínborg Gunnarsdóttir, 525-4141 eborg@hi.is
Gunnar Einarsson, 525-4137 gunneina@hi.is
John Douglas, PhD, 525-4141 j.douglas@brgm.fr
Jónas Elíasson, PhD 525-4141 jonase@hi.is
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, PhD 599-6528 jonasthor@ru.is
Puja Acharya, B.Arch 525-4137 puja@hi.is
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, PhD, Head of EERC 525-4141 ragnar.sigbjornsson@hi.is
Rajesh Rupakhety, PhD 525-4129 rajesh@hi.is
Sigurður Unnar Sigurðsson, MSc 525-4131 sus9@hi.is
Símon Ólafsson, PhD 525-4127 simon@hi.is
Sólveig Ragnardsóttir, MSc 525-4135 sola@hi.is
Sólveig Þorvaldsdóttir, MSE 525-4133 solvth@hi.is