WP8

Synthesis, Future Seismic Codes, Final Workshop

OBJECTIVE:

This last but significant WP will first attempt to summarise the results of the various WPs and to draw conclusions regarding the significance of allowing the foundation–soil system to respond beyond its failure thresholds ⎯ and respond safely. Results of the numerical solutions, doubly calibrated against model experiments and field observations, in conjunction with analytical and simplified solutions, will be “distilled” into practical engineering procedures. An ambitious goal of this task is to make simple recommendations for the next generation of seismic codes. A 3-day final workshop, with invited European and International leaders in this field, will help in this direction.