WORKSHOP 1

Workshop on Computer Simulations of Macromolecular Systems (2 days workshop)

Organizer(s): 

Hiqmet Kamberaj, PhD
Professor
Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
International Balkan University
Email: hkamberaj@ibu.edu.mk
Phone: +38971325022

 

Content & Objectives: This workshop aims to help the students to understand and apply the computer simulation methods, such as molecular dynamics, in real systems in the field of biophysics and nanotechnology. In particular, in this workshop, we shall discuss the molecular systems in the context of classical mechanics, their dynamics, molecular dynamics method; applications of the technique in real systems; statistical analysis of the results; computer programs used to perform molecular dynamics simulations. During this workshop, the students shall perform laboratory work in a computer environment to practice the applications of the molecular dynamics method in real systems.

This workshop is a necessary reference to understand the physics and mechanisms of development of many processes, which happen in the molecular systems in general, and macromolecular systems.

 

Program:

 

Work in a Laboratory

Hours
Knowing how to use NAMD and/or CHARMM program scripting. 2
Introduction to Visualisation of Macromolecules using VMD program. 2
Energy minimization of C2 fragment of protein G. 2
Introduction to Molecular Dynamics simulations in vacuum and solutions. 2
Analysis of molecular dynamics simulations. 2
Normal mode analysis. 2

 

References

 

H. Kamberaj Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Statistical Physics. Theory and Applications 2020, Springer Nature, Switzerland, Scientific Computation Series.
H. Kamberaj Practical Guide to Macromolecular Simulations – A Handbook 2020/2021.

 

Requirements: 

Up to 10 Computers from IBU lab (any operating system; however, Linux will be preferred). Alternatively, students can bring their own laptops.

 

Fees:

For (my) students of the University of Tetovo and IBU is free. Other students will get free materials indicated in References; therefore, the fees can be decided.

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WORKSHOP 2

1st EUROCODE SERIES WORKSHOP

EUROCODE 8 – Background & Practical Applications

 

Since October 2020, along with our existing national standards, Structural Eurocodes are becoming national Codes for Structures in Macedonia. The implementation process has planned to last for the next three years after which the Eurocodes will stand as the official standard for structural design in the country.

During this integration process, the need for active training followed by a practical structural design of common structures according to the new codes is an objective for the entire Structural Engineering Community.

In this manner, the Department of Civil Engineering from the International Balkan University is pleased to announce the first series of Workshop for EUROCODE 8 – Background & Practical Applications of Reinforced Concrete Building and Bridge Structures.

 

 

Objectives

The Workshop with emphasis on worked examples intends to prepare the practical structural engineers for a complete analysis and design of building structure according to Eurocode 8 (EN 1998 Design of structures for earthquake resistance). Presented will be a worked example of a bridge structure analyzed and designed by the application of Eurocode 8 (spectral analysis & introduction to pushover analysis in bridges) with comparative approach between the current Macedonian Regulations and Eurocode 8.

The principal objectives of the workshop are:

  • Practical training for structural and seismic design of RC building strucutres according to Eurocodes.
  • State of the art procedures for preliminary design, modeling and analysis of the design example along with the specific rules for detailing.

 

Participants

Any individual professional interested in training on the structural analysis and design according to Eurocodes and in particular Eurocode 8 of RC Building structures may apply for participation.

 

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The deadline for application in the workshop registration site is 1st May 2021.

A confirmation e-mail of registration acceptance will be sent to all applicants by the Organising Committee.

 

Attendance Fees

To be defined

 

Workshop Material

A “workshop package” consisting of the presentations notes and the technical papers with the worked examples plus all other relevant materials will be distributed to the participants.

 

Organising Committee

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

International Balkan University

 

 

Preliminary Programme

The workshop will kick off on June 1st and conclude the next day of June 2nd. The workshop sessions will present a progressive design of a reinforced concrete building example following all required aspects and parts from the structural Eurocodes. Each session will focus on a different step in the design process: overview of the affected Eurocode parts, conceptual design, ground conditions and seismic action, modeling and structural analysis, limit states design and verification, detailing of reinforcement and foundation design.

A worked example will be presented for a bridge structure with application of Eurocode 8, with emphasis on design spectra and spectral analysis and comparison of representative results between the current Macedonian Regulations and Eurocode 8.