Engineering Centenary Lecture Series: Professor Amr S. Elnashai
posted by Faculty of Engineering for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Architecture & Engineering
An Integrated System for Accurate Regional Earthquake Impact Analysis
Organized by Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Supported by the Joint Structural Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers & The Institution of Structural Engineers
Date: September 15, 2011 (Thursday)
Reception: 6:45 pm
Lecture: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU
Speaker: Professor Amr S. Elnashai
Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Professor Amr S. Elnashai will provide an overview of an integrated and extensible framework for assessment of the impact of earthquakes on civil infrastructure systems, particularly buildings and bridges. The framework, referred to as NEES Integrated Seismic Risk Assessment Framework (NISRAF), is developed with a focus on improving the reliability of earthquake assessment results. The components developed for NISRAF are: (1) structural vulnerability assessment by sensing and hybrid simulation, (2) hazard characterization by free-field site response analysis, and (3) integrated impact assessment software. The hazard and vulnerability components are refined by employing nonlinear site response tools and model updating techniques, respectively.
Professor Amr S. Elnashai is the Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and Bill and Elaine Hall Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He was Director of the NSF multi-institution interdisciplinary Mid-America Earthquake Center (2004-2009). He was also Director of the NSF Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulations (NEES) Laboratory at Illinois (2002-2009). As Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Professor Elnashai is responsible for all academic and administrative affairs of the top-ranked department comprising 49 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 11 non-tenure track faculty, 60 staff, ~1300 students, a research budget of $20M, and a total budget of $33M per year (FY11). Professor Elnashai developed the College of Engineering Strategy for Global Engagement in 2008, and continues to report to the Dean of Engineering as Director and Chair of the Council on Global Engineering Initiatives.
|Venue||Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU|
Registration is open from 11/08/2011 09:30(HKT) to 15/09/2011 19:15(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.
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