The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
SECED promotes the study and practice of earthquake and civil engineering dynamics, including blast, impact, and other vibration problems.
Nuclear safety-related structures in the UK such as those sited at Sellafield are required to be designed to resist extreme hazards including those associated with a rare 1-in-10,000 year earthquake. The earthquake liquefaction hazard therefore needs to be considered on nuclear sites in the UK.
Such a study was carried out for Sellafield in the 1980’s, but Sellafield Ltd considered that a new seismic liquefaction vulnerability assessment for Sellafield needed to be carried out, taking into account the latest developments from technical literature and the significant additional geotechnical and geological information from the large number of new exploratory hole logs that have been constructed since that time. This presentation outlines the methodology utilised in the new study, presents its results and conclusions, and compares them with those of the previous assessments.
senior geotechnical engineer
Angelo Farnetano is a chartered civil engineer in Italy and the UK, and is currently working as the principal geotechnical engineer at Sellafield. He has more than 10 years’ experience in structural and geotechnical design.
Angelo has been involved in many projects, including major infrastructure projects both in the UK and abroad.
He has been a member of the Sellafield Geotechnical, Seismic and Extreme Hazard team since 2019, providing design capability and expert advice for the facilities being constructed at Sellafield.
A five session course delivered by industry experts to develop in-depth knowledge of health, safety, and welbeing in civil engineering within the UK.
Join the ICE and ICSI for the seventh lecture in the 14th Brunel International Lecture Series, which will shine a spotlight on equitable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure challenges in South Asia.
This is an opportunity for Technicians to gather online to discuss ways in which we can help ourselves, each other and the ICE to provide ongoing learning and experience in the wide world of civil engineering.