Seventh International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures (ERES 2009)

Venue: Cyprus

Location: Cyprus, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009 End Date/Time: May 13, 2009
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ERES 2009 is the seventh international conference in the series on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The Meeting provides a unique forum for the discussion of basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures.

This Conference aims to discuss the state of the art in structures subjected to earthquakes, including the geophysical aspects, the behaviour of historical buildings, seismic isolation, retrofitting, base isolation and energy absorption systems, as well as a wide range of applications and case studies.

The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions of the world involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures and infrastructures. The latter is a laborious and expensive task, which can be accomplished only gradually. However the inestimable loss of life and the colossal costs following a major earthquake in a metropolitan area, provide sufficient reason to make it an important challenge for the scientific and technical community.

ERES 2009 will create an atmosphere that is conducive to fruitful interaction and exchange of ideas as well as the transfer of state-of-the-art information between engineers, scientists and managers working in industry, universities, research organisations and government.

Conference topics:
- Site effects and geotechnical aspects
- Earthquake resistant design
- Seismic behaviour and vulnerability
- Stuctural dynamics
- Monitoring and sensoring
- Bridges
- Masonry construction
- Retrofitting
- Passive protection devices
- Seismic isolation
- Self-centring systems
- Lifelines
- Design codes and response spectre
- Material mechanics / characterisation
- Numerical simulation
- Experimental studies
- Earthquake performance based design
- Earthquake countermeasures for existing structures
- Earthquake disaster prevention
- Case studies
- Material characterisation