Advances in Structural Engineering Research

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339830 - A framework for modeling interactions in community resilience

Saturday, April 21
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 201B

Disasters, which directly influence community resilience, are difficult to model because of the broad range of disciplines that influence them. A new framework based on distributed computing concepts is proposed to enable researchers from various disciplines to interact together on one computational platform to model a disaster scenario. The platform uses Lightweight Communications and Marshalling (LCM) libraries for message passing and data marshalling thereby enabling various types of simulators to interact together. Each simulator is discipline specific, represents one part of a disaster scenario and is viewed as a black box that subscribes to data from other simulators and publishes its results for other simulators to use. The new LCM framework is versatile and scalable and, as such, enables the developed system to grow through addition of new simulators provided by other users. The new concepts are demonstrated through a case study involving wind loads and its effects on the structural response of a building that suffers progressive damage during the wind event. Audience members will learn about the emerging topic of community resilience. They will learn why structural engineering is of paramount importance to this field and about the tools needed to model and quantify it. They will also have a greater appreciation for the need for interdisciplinary research to address this broad field.

Szu-Yun Lin

Research assistant
University of Michigan

Szu-Yun Lin is PhD candidate of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated from National Taiwan University in 2013 with a BS in Civil Engineering and received a MS in Structural Engineering in 2015, also from National Taiwan University. Miss Lin’s research focuses on distributed computational simulation of hazard analysis and modeling interactions in community resilience.

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Lichao Xu

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Michigan

Lichao Xu is currently a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include visual navigation in indoor and outdoor environments as well as multi-sensor information communication and fusion. Before his Ph.D. study, he mainly worked on modeling interaction between robot and complex ground environments during his master's study at the University of Science and Technolgy of China.

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Sherif El-Tawil

Professor
University of Michigan

Sherif El-Tawil is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prof. El-Tawil’s general research interest lies in community resilience modeling and computational modeling, analysis, and testing of structural materials and systems. He has published over 250 technical papers and reports, including more than 100 refereed journal papers in major publication venues. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Prof. El-Tawil is Editor-in-Chief for the Society’s Journal of Structural Engineering. He was former chair of the Society’s Technical Administrative Committee on Metals and is former chair of the committee on Composite Steel-Concrete Construction. He is a holder of four patents and has served as consultant to major companies and to agencies such as the Florida Department of Transportation, Louisiana Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prof. El-Tawil’s teaching, service and research efforts have been recognized through numerous national and international awards. Most notably, he is recipient of the Korean Concrete Institute’s Paper of the Year Award and ASCE’s State-of-the-Art Award, Huber Research Prize, Moisseiff Award (twice), Wellington Prize, Torrens Award, and Norman Medal.

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Seymour M. Spence

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Seymour M.J. Spence is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He joined the University of Michigan in September 2014 from the University of Notre Dame where he was a Research Assistant Professor. Spence’s history encompasses experiences in both academics and industry. His main research interests lie in the areas of system and component reliability and performance-based design, reliability-based design optimization, and wind engineering. His research centers on developing models that better predict and optimize the performance of the built environment to resist the actions of natural hazards. The core of his research is focused on the algorithmic and computational issues involved in reaching these goals.

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Vineet Kamat

Professor
University of Michigan

Dr. Vineet R. Kamat is a Professor and the John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He directs the Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering. Dr. Kamat’s research is focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality , Simulation, Mobile Computing, Robotics, and their applications in Construction.

Dr. Kamat was awarded the 2015 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the ASCE. He has also received the Daniel W. Halpin Award for scholarship in construction from the ASCE; the Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award from FIATECH; and two Outstanding Young Alumnus Awards from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. He has also received three ASCE Best Paper Awards, from the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and the Construction Research Congress.

Dr. Kamat is an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and a member of the editorial board for the journal Automation in Construction and the journal Advanced Engineering Informatics. He has served as the Chair of the ASCE Construction Institute’s Construction Research Council, and as a Member of the Board of Governors of the ASCE Construction Institute.

Dr. Kamat received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2003; a MS in Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2000; and a BE degree in Civil Engineering from Goa University in India in 1998.

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Carol Menassa

Associate Professor
University of Michigan

Carol C. Menassa is an Associate Professor and John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM). She received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Menassa directs the Sustainable and Intelligent Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory at UM. Her current research focuses on sustainability of buildings and infrastructure systems. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Construction Industry Institute, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium. Menassa is the recipient of ASCE 2017 Daniel Halpin Award, the ASCE 2017 Alfred Noble Prize, the 2017 Outstanding Early Career Researcher from Fiatech, 2015 CII Distinguished Professor Award and 2014 NSF Career award. She also received 2016 Best Paper Award from International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, the 2015 Best Paper Award from Journal of Management in Engineering, the 2013 Best Paper Award from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineer, and the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the American University of Beirut. Menassa is an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and Assistant Specialty Editor for the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

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Jason McCormick

Associate Professor
University of Michigan

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