Congratulations to Doctoral student Jessica Whittle

Jessica WhittleThere were 10 oral presentations and 15 poster presentations at the 11th Annual Institution of Structural Engineers' Conference for Young Researchers' held earlier this month.   Jessica Whittle of this Department shared joint-first prize for her oral presentation of a paper with the title Optimisation of Damper Configuration for Seismic Structural Design.   By developing methods for optimising the placement of viscous dampers this research will have an important application in helping structural engineers as they attempt to improve the design of seismic-resistant buildings.