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We would like to extend an invitation to your company to be part of this seminar.There is an opportunity available for your company to exhibit at the seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.

For further information on how to secure your exhibition space at this event, please submit the form below, or contact Jo Davenport on +44(0)1355 225688.

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Seismic Analysis using Finite Elements

Modern numerical analysis methods provide a valuable tool to engineers involved in the design or assessment of mechanical, structural and geotechnical systems which may experience earthquake loads.  Finite element analysis methods are firmly established as the most powerful method for simulation of structural response to seismic actions.   Safe and effective use of FE methods for seismic analysis requires a good understanding of structural mechanics, as well as knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of special purpose analysis methods. An appreciation of engineering seismology is also valuable. 


This one day seminar brought together experienced specialists from industry and academia who presented examples of recent use of FE methods for seismic analysis.  The objective of the event was to provide practical insight into the application of a variety of FEA tools to a range of earthquake engineering challenges.  The emphasis was placed on  the effective use of readily available analysis methods, rather than cutting-edge research activity.



The seminar accompanied the introductory book “How to do Seismic Analysis using Finite Elements ”, recently published by NAFEMS.*


Earthquake Ground Motions and Seismic Hazard Analysis
Julian Bommer, Imperial College

Defining Earthquake Loading
 Ian Smith, Atkins Global

 Modelling Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction
 Rob May, Atkins

Boundary Conditions for Seismic Analysis
Andreas Nielson, Jacobs    

 Case Study: Geotechnical Structures
 Stavroula Kontoe, Imperial College

Case Study: Stack Stability
Rory Lennon, Royal Haskoning  
Numerical Structural Analysis - Quality and Transparency
Andrew Coatsworth, HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate  
Seismic Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings
Rob Smith, Arup

Seismic Analysis of Elevated Stations for Dubai Metro
Phil Cooper, Intec & Tony Copley, CTL


Event Type: Seminar
Location: London UK
Date: December 5, 2008

NAFEMS Members are entitled to attend a number of seminars and workshops free of charge each year as part of their membership, as well as a library of free publications on joining. Members also receive significant discounts on NAFEMS courses, conferences and publications. If you are a NAFEMS member, please login above to take advantage of these free places and discounted prices. If you are not a member, click here to read more about the benefits of getting involved. Get Involved, Join NAFEMS Today.

This seminar has been organised jointly with SECED . The organisation was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and civil engineering dynamics, and acts as a forum for professionals who need to keep abreast of the rapid developments in the field. SECED is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

More information about its activities and information about how to join can be found on the SECED website:

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Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK events is as follows:-

  • Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;
  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.