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Objective Resilience Lecture 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, November 15, 4:00pm
Lehigh University

Room 303, Whitaker Lab
5 E Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Join Us for an informative presentation on:
Multi-Hazard Resilient Transportation Infrastructure: Advances, Opportunities, and Role in Supporting Community Resilience
 

by:     
Jamie E. Padgett, Ph.D.
Rice University

Abstract:

Infrastructure systems, such as various modes of transportation, are exposed to an array of threats throughout their life-time, including both chronic and acute stressors that pose a risk of damage and cascading consequences to community systems.  These stressors include aging and deterioration, increased demand by a growing population, and natural hazards that may become more frequent with climate change.  This presentation poses multi-hazard risk and resilience assessment frameworks for transportation infrastructure, including highway and railway networks exposed to earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding events.  Along with key input models and enabling tools, this presentation probes the potential for damage, impact of mitigation, and cascading social, environmental and economic consequences.  Leveraging case study examples with transportation infrastructure, this talk will explore recent advances, challenges and opportunities with respect to resilience modeling of infrastructure portfolios and distributed systems.  Furthermore, the role of transportation infrastructure in supporting broader community resilience and sustainability pursuits is explored.

This event is organized by Dr. Paolo Bocchini, on behalf of the EMI Objective Resilience Committee.  For additional information, contact him at paolo.bocchini@lehigh.edu .