First International Conference on the Art of Resisting Extreme Natural Forces (Engineering Nature 2)

Venue: Ashurst Lodge

Location: The New Forest, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 11, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2007
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According to the ancient Greeks, nature was composed of four elements: air, fire, water and earth. Engineers are continuously faced with the challenge imposed by those elements, in activities such as the design of bridges and high buildings to withstand high winds; the construction of fire resistant structures, the control of floods and wave forces; the minimisation of earthquake damage; prevention and control of landslides and a whole range of natural forces.

Advances in engineering design and the quest for optimal and more efficient structures have highlighted the importance of those natural forces with regard to the safety and durability of all forms of construction.

Natural disasters occurring in the last few years have stressed the need to achieve more accurate and safer design against extreme natural forces. At the same time, structural projects have become more challenging. Because of this, it is important to provide a forum for discussion of the current capabilities and problems in this field.

The objectives of this First International Conference on Engineering Nature is to facilitate the exchange of information regarding the state of the art on how to resist extreme natural forces.

Papers are invited on the topics listed under the conference topics on the Enquiry Form and others related to the subject of the conference.


Additional Information

Conference themes and topics include; Extreme natural forces - Hurricanes, tornadoes and high winds - Aerodynamic forces - Fire induced forces - Wave forces and tsunamis - Landslides and avalanches - Earthquakes - Volcanic activities Design against extreme forces - Bridges and tall buildings - Large roofs and communication structures - Underground structures - Dams and embankments - Offshore structures - Industrial constructions - Coastal and maritime structures Safety - Risk evaluation - Surveying and monitoring - Risk prevention - Remediation and retrofitting - Safety based design