Short Course on Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

The short course "Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction" will take place in Pavia on 2-6 March 2015.

The objective of this short course is to provide graduate students - both at MSc and PhD levels - and practicing engineers with the fundamental concepts and theory of dynamic soil-structure interaction (SSI), with special focus on the numerical tools currently available to model such problems in earthquake engineering practice. Although the course touches upon all aspects of the theory and the numerical modeling for seismic problems, emphasis will be on the basic concepts, including elements of vibration theory, wave propagation in the ground and wave interaction with foundations and structures, earthquake source mechanisms, wave amplification in soft soil deposits and the interaction of small and large-scale foundations and buildings erected on compliant soil. Both linear and non-linear aspects of modeling will be covered.

The course will be taught by Eduardo Kausel, a senior Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and Glenn Rix, a Principal Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., since 2013, after a distinguished 24-year career as a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Additional information on the short course can be found here.