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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Saahastaranshu R. Bhardwaj, PhD, Purdue University

    Talk Title: Multi-Hazard Resilience: The Need of the Hour

    Abstract: Climate change has resulted in novel hazard patterns, with increasing severity and probability of multi-hazard scenarios. The field of structural engineering requires innovative approaches to address the challenges posed by climate change (e.g., multi-hazards), and to explore new frontiers in science and engineering (e.g., space habitat systems). There is a push for developing resilient and sustainable structural systems to cater these needs of science and industry.

    This seminar describes recent large-scale experimental and numerical investigations to evaluate the multi-hazard response of steel-plate composite and reinforced concrete walls. The investigations involved subjecting the specimens to combined loading scenarios (e.g., seismic and thermal loading, multi-axial loading, gravity and fire loading). A particularly challenging aspect of the experiments involving multi-hazard loads is the design and construction of test set-ups. The seminar presents the design of experiments and summarizes the observations. The analysis and design tools developed to consider interaction of multi-hazard loading are also discussed.

    A resilient community comprises of resilient assets. The multi-hazard evaluation capabilities can be employed to develop innovative and resilient structures for habitation on earth and elsewhere! The talk includes a discussion of potential research areas that warrant innovative structural systems and / or multi-hazard evaluation.

    Host: Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Location: Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios


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