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Four from UB/MCEER to Present at International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 21)

Four MCEER-funded representatives of UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) will present papers at the 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT), a conference aimed at addressing the challenges facing sustained nuclear power generation, in New Delhi, India on November 6-11, 2011.

Presenters include Andrew Whittaker, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) and three graduate students from CSEE: Joshua Rocks, Master’s Student; Dhiman Basu, Ph.D. Candidate; and Chandrakanth Bolisetti, Ph.D. Candidate.

SMiRT is dedicated to the art, science and practice of structural mechanics as it pertains to nuclear reactor technology. There currently are more than 450 operating nuclear power plants worldwide. According to the SMiRT website, approximately 600 delegates from around the world are expected to attend.

The UB/MCEER group will present six papers at the conference, on topics such as the seismic performance of reinforced concrete shear walls, as well as seismic isolation systems and seismic structure-soil-structure interaction issues for nuclear structures. The papers will appear in Transactions, 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 21), the conference proceedings. The titles are as follows: