Solving structural vibration challenges: a third party Industry Workshop from Oasys

This is a third-party event organised by Oasys Ltd and hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers.‚Äč

The Institution of Structural Engineers is delighted to host the Oasys industry workshop, on Thursday 6 June 2019.

vibration-analysis.jpgOasys take their popular educational webinars to the Institution. This is a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts from Arup and Oasys about a variety of engineering vibration challenges and how to overcome them with the aid of engineering software. Topics include dynamic analysis, earthquake safety with seismic analysis, assessing footfall vibration, and practical modelling.

09:00 – 09:30 Registration, coffee, and biscuits
09:30 – 10:15 Session 1: Dynamic modal analysis 

Dynamic modal analysis is the basis of how we can understand how buildings and bridges respond to vibration actions, whether large or small. Dr Ramaseshan Kannan will explain how dynamic modal analysis works, what to be aware of, and how you might apply software to solve these problems.
Speaker: Dr Ramaseshan Kannan, Oasys Senior Developer

10:15 – 11:00 Session 2: Seismic analysis

Seismic events are a major danger to buildings in many parts of the world. Marc Easton will explore the design approach to make earthquake-resistant buildings and what analyses you can use to check their robustness.
Speaker: Marc Easton, Arup Senior Engineer

11:00 – 11:45 Session 3: Footfall analysis

As structural designs become lighter and more efficient, human-induced vibration is increasingly problematic in modern buildings and bridges. In this session, Arup Fellow Michael Willford will help you understand footfall vibration and discuss how you can address the resulting problems.
Speaker: Michael Willford, Arup Fellow

11:50 – 12:35 Workshop: Practicalities of modelling for dynamic analysis

Modelling for dynamic analysis requires a slightly different approach to than for static analysis. In this workshop Peter Debney will explore with you good practice for creating models and running analyses with Oasys GSA. All attendees will receive a free 15-day license of GSA. Please bring your laptop with you to get the most from this session.
Speaker: Professor Peter Debney, Oasys Application Specialist

12:35 – 13:30 Networking and lunch

About Oasys
Oasys is a leading developer of structural engineering software with a long-standing reputation for providing high quality products and expert support. Oasys structural software is BIM compatible and has been used on award-winning building, bridge and sculptural projects around the world. All of our software is available as a free 15 day trial, with discounted University (UNIPAC) licenses available to teach the engineers of tomorrow.

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Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

09:00 - 13:30


The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Professor Peter Debney, Dr Ramaseshan Kannan, Marc Easton, and Michael Willford

Event Association
Oasys Ltd

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