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Friday, November 13, 2020

2020 EMI OBJECTIVE RESILIENCE LECTURE
Advanced and Practical Fluid-Structure Interaction for Large-Scale Structural Systems
December 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm EST

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Yuri Bazilevs, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
Brown University

Abstract: Infrastructure or enterprise is referred to as "resilient" if it is able to effectively anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from potentially disruptive events. As a result, resilience of a structural system may be achieved through careful initial design, continuous monitoring and damage assessment/prognosis, accurate prediction of future behavior, and targeted retrofitting to mitigate unforeseen events. Modeling and simulation plays a critical role at each stage of ensuring the desired resilience of a structural system, mainly because of the large costs involved in carrying out experimental studies at full scale. The present talk focuses on recent breakthroughs in advanced fluid-structure interaction (FSI) modeling that enables the application of what is largely considered "academic" methods to accurate and effective simulation of large-scale structural systems. The presentation will focus on describing the modeling approaches involved and showing several convincing examples/studies ranging from wind energy to air-blast FSI.

Bio: Yuri Bazilevs is the E. Paul Sorensen Chair in the School of Engineering at Brown University. He was previously a Professor and Vice Chair in the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. His research is focused on the development of advanced simulation methods and algorithms for applications in the mechanics of solids/structures and fluids, and with particular emphasis on fluid--structure interaction. Yuri is the original developer of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA), a new computational methodology that aims to integrate engineering design (CAD) and simulation (FEM). For his research contributions Yuri received a number of awards and honors, including the 2018 ASCE Walter E. Huber Research Prize. He is included in the lists of Highly Cited Researchers, both in the Engineering (2015-2018) and Computer Science (2014-2019) categories. Yuri currently serves as the Chairman of the Applied Mechanics Division of the ASME and President of the US Association for Computational Mechanics. He's also active in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the ASCE, and was a co-chair of the 2017 EMI Conference held in San Diego, CA.

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