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Innovative methods for determining and reducing seismic risk in Rwanda (InnoRisk)I
Innovative methods to identify and reduce seismic risk in Rwanda
The goal of InnoRisk is to reduce vulnerability to earthquakes in Rwanda by effective disaster prevention in order to sustainably increase the security of the civilian population.
This goal is supported by three main measures: The determination of the seismic risk in Rwanda using innovative methods (supported by the use of artificial neural networks/deep learning to evaluate satellite images), the development of innovative earthquake-proof construction measures and the development and introduction of seismic design guidelines.
By transferring relevant knowledge and experience from German earthquake safety research, know-how will be transferred to Rwanda and competencies will be developed at local authorities, scientific institutions and companies. As a result, Rwanda and Germany are assuming a pioneering role in the region with regard to innovative, earthquake-proof construction. The know-how created can also be applied in other regions that are confronted with similar challenges in terms of earthquake risks, associated with poor construction practices and materials.
The project is currently carrying out initial vulnerability analyses on buildings in Rwanda. This will include measurements, construction methods, materials used, and other parameters, as well as a quick assessment of earthquake hazards. The data will also be used for detailed vulnerability studies in the further course of the project.
Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT) conferences have a strong history of contributions to the state of practice in the nuclear industry worldwide. The industry is seeking innovation in four areas: development and licensing of advanced and small modular reactors (SMRs), license renewal of operating plants, construction schedule and cost of new builds, and decommissioning.
You can now submit abstracts! Due date for your submission is July 31, 2018.
You can find more Information about abstract submission here.
For more Information on SMiRT 25 please click here
Conference Date: 04-09. August 2019 in North Carolina, USA
48th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2017)
16-17 May 2017 | Estrel convention Center Berlin, Germany
The AMNT is one of Europe's most recognized and best established nuclear technology conferences and a must-attend event for international experts and decision-makers working in industry, utilities, research and development, politics and administration. At the AMNT, a high-level forum for expertise and dialogue awaits you.
2nd BIM-Symposium, BIM-Cluster RLP
Das Institute of construction management is happy to invite you to the 2nd BIM-Symposium on April 5th 2017 in Kaiserslautern. Our motto is „BIM in research and teaching“ am 5. April 2017.
You can find more information here (leads to german website): [Link]
5th annual meeting of the German committee for steel concrete
We are happy to host the 5th annual meeting of the German committe for steel concrete (DAfStb) at our University. We aspire to make you participation in de meeting and your stay in Kaiserslautern as instructive and pleasant as possible.
You can find information about the meeting at www.dafstb2017-kl.de as well as in the flyers below.
(all information is in German)
Participation in the Quake-Catcher Network
The Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics is now a member of the Quake-Catcher Network initiated by the Stanford University (USA). The network is a joint effort for developing the biggest interconnected system that measures earthquakes and vibrations. The Quake-Catcher Network strives to contribute to a better understanding of earthquakes. It is used for research, as a rapid warning system, support of existing emergency systems and disaster control and much more.
Structual Mechanics in Reactor Technology- Manchester- 10- 14.08.2015
The next SMiRT 23 conference will take place from 10th – 14th August 2015 in Manchester
This large international conference has run biannually since 1971 with the event alternating between Asia, North America and Europe. Covering a wide range of technical issues, the event features keynote presentations and plenary lectures from leading figures in nuclear related research and development activities.
Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology – Istanbul - 24.-29.08.2014
Istanbul has an enchanting location spreading over two continents, representing the unique feature for serving as a bridge between different cultures. Istanbul will provide the perfect platform for discussing the major topics of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology along with priority issues of global importance.
Bauingenieur-Kolloquium - Vortrag am 10.07.2014
Dr. Günter Leydecker, Dipl.-Geophys
ehem.: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover
Erdbeben - seismische Gefährdung - ingenieur-seismologische Standortbegutachtung
Erdbeben überraschen wegen ihrer Plötzlichkeit und ihrer alles erfassenden Erschütterungs- bzw. Zerstörungsfähigkeit. [...]
Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology – San Francisco – 18.–23.08.2013
Beitrag von Björn Elsche (E.ON Kernkraft GmbH, Hannover), Fritz-Otto Henkel (Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, Höchberg) und Rüdiger Meiswinkel (TU Kaiserslautern): Principles governing the Seismic Design of Nuclear Power Plants with regard to the revised German Safety Standard Series KTA 2201
Beitrag von Fritz-Otto Henkel (Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, Höchberg), Rüdiger Meiswinkel (TU Kaiserslautern) und Franz-Hermann Schlüter (SMP Ing. im Bauwesen GmbH, Karlsruhe):Seismic Design of Building Structures and Components with regard to the revised German Safety Standard Series KTA 2201
The structural engineering faculties report about the scientific activities and projects of the year 2012. Download (available in German language only)
Feb 15, 2011 | Young Researcher Symposium (CM²) at Fraunhofer Zentrum Kaiserslautern
S. Zwecker, S. Klinkel, R. Müller, TU Kaiserslautern. Nonlinear Finite Element Simulation of Thin Dielectric Elastomer Structures.
The institute is focused on research and teaching in the field of Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics (including Experimental Structural Dynamics), Probabilistic Analysis and Innovative and Smart Materials and Structures.