9th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures (ERES 2013)

Venue: Hotel Meliá Maria Pita

Location: A Coruña, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2013 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2013
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ERES 2013 is the ninth international conference in the series on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology.

Major earthquakes and associated effects such as tsunamis continue to stress the need to carry out more research on these topics. The problems will intensify as population pressure results in buildings in regions of high seismic vulnerability. A better understanding of these phenomena is required to design earthquake resistant structures and to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability studies.

The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures, including heritage buildings. The type of highly specialised retrofitting employed to protect the built heritage is an important area of research and appropriate to the conference objective of designing better earthquake resistant buildings.

This conference will address these problems and continues to expand on the development of previous meetings in the series. Papers presented at ERES are an invaluable record of the state of the art in this field. Most of those published since 1993 are now freely available in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (http://library.witpress.com) where they are a permanent record demonstrating the quality of the research presented at the ERES conference series.

The conference began in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1997, followed by Catania, Italy in 1999; Malaga, Spain in 2001; Ancona, Italy (2003); Skiathos, Greece (2005); Bologna, Italy (2007), Cyprus (2009) and Tuscany, Italy (2011).


Avda. Pedro Barrie de la Maza, 1 15003 A Coruña Spain
A Coruña

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Topics include: Plates and other geological risks Earthquake prediction Microzoning Remote sensing / Monitoring / Early warning systems Seismic codes Seismic hazard and vulnerability Tsunamis Seismic isolation and energy dissipation Structural dynamics Building performance during earthquakes Retrofitting Lifelines Material mechanics and characterisation Nonlinear numerical analysis Performance based design Experimental studies Forensic analysis Safety and security Socio-economic issues Insurance related issues Innovative technologies Case studies Delegates attending ERES 2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Methods, one of the Journals edited by the Wessex Institute. Papers presented at ERES 2013 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (ISSN: 1746-4498, Digital ISSN: 1743-3509).