14ECEE Special Session on Real-time Structural Health Monitoring
The 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering was held at Ohrid Lake in the Republic of Macedonia from August 30-September 3, 2010. The conference was open to all scientists, engineers, professionals, governmental officials, NGO representatives and all individuals working in the field of earthquake engineering from around the world. This forum brought together current earthquake engineering ideas, research and the implementation of risk prevention technology for those seismically active zones.
Digitexx Data Systems was proud to be the Platinum Conference Sponsor for the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Digitexx sponsored a Special Session on Real-time Structural Health Monitoring. The Special Session featured structural health monitoring projects in the US, Canada, Chile and Macedonia. Topics covered included: buildings, bridges and a 3D Dense Array in Ohrid, Macedonia. A live demonstration of the 3D Dense Array was also seen during the session.
- Dr. Farzad Naeim, John A. Martin & Associates, California delivered the session introduction and discussed new ATC findings on building fragilities and damage probabilities during an earthquake
- Dr. Zoran Milutinovic, Professor, lZllS Skopje, Macedonia presented the 3D Strong Motion Array, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
- Dr. Rubén Boroschek Krauskopf, Professor at University of Chile reviewed the Maule M8.8 Earthquake in Chile and the effects on modern structures
- Goran Jekic on behalf of Dr. Mihail Garevski, Professor, lZllS Skopje, Macedonia presented on the definition of Dynamic Characteristics of a Reinforced Concrete Building in Vina Del Mar, Chile
- Dr. Mehmet Celebi, USGS Menlo Park, California discussed Real-time Systems and Needs in the US and Elsewhere
- Dr. Alex Pavic on behalf of Dr. James Brownjohn, Professor at University of Sheffield, UK presented on Structural Health Monitoring-A Prospective on this New Paradigm and the Benefits
- Dr. Carlos Ventura, Professor at University of British Columbia, Canada closed the session with a presentation on Structural Health Monitoring for Large and Small Bridges, MOT BC Program, Canada
Overall, the conference was a success. The community of distinguished speakers effectively displayed the benefits and need for structural health monitoring systems. Following the session, all attendees were able to experience the great culture and lifestyle of Macedonia with a special reception of Macedonian wines and foods of the region.
To view presentations or more information about the conference click on: 14ECEE.