Preparatory Course on Seismic Qualification, Bristol, January 2011

An overview of the seismic qualification process, from assessing the need, through developing the qualification specification, to conducting a typical seismic qualification test was presented at the course. Seismic qualification usually involves the shaking of a full-scale prototype on an earthquake shaking table. Alternative methods include qualification by numerical analysis or by reference to databases of previously qualified equipment. This course focused on the physical testing methodology, providing a general overview of the process, its objectives, commonly adopted standards, and key technical issues to be aware of. The course included a demonstration of a full seismic qualification test programme on the earthquake shaking table at Bristol University.

Dates: 11 – 12 January 2011

Place: University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Topic: Seismic qualification

Audience: SERIES Transnational Access users, research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the SERIES project, or from external ones

Registration fee: Free of charge

Course Presentations (click on title to download)

1. Introduction to Seismic Qualification (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol)

2. Introduction to Response Spectra and Signal Shaping (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol)

3. Secondary Response Spectra (Prof. Colin Taylor, Univ. of Bristol and Paul Johnston, Atkins)

4. Seismic Qualification Test Protocols, Standards and Methodology (Chris Stone, TRaC Global Limited)

5. Developing a Seismic Qualification Test Programme (Dr Adam Crewe, Univ. of Bristol)

6. Typical Project Documentation (Dr Adam Crewe, Univ. of Bristol)

Breakdown of attendees 

What's next

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  Joint with US-NEES "Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures

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