Numerical simulations of resilient systems subjected to natural hazards

Numerical simulations of resilient systems subjected to natural hazards


Davide Forcellini
University of Auckland


Session Description

The recent advances in numerical simulation methods allow to assess the effects of natural hazards on multidimensional systems. The most historical approaches performed linear analyses that are generally appropriate to describe low amplitude deformations and loads, but not to address non-linear effects due to severe hazard conditions. In this regard, the most advanced numerical approaches are fundamental to assess the role of non-linear mechanisms on the assessment of resilient systems. In particular, resilience has become a relevant concept for decision-making procedures such as post-hazard event mitigations and recovery investments, providing readable findings for a wide range of stakeholders, such as infrastructure owners, transportation authorities and public administrators. The holistic dimension of the concept allows to integrate multidisciplinary perspectives and develop strategies to enhance the functionality of strategic systems and preserve community economies and human lives.

This session aims at bringing together stakeholders from multiple disciplines to discuss the state of the art on numerical applications to resilience sciences, sharing present and future perspectives. 


Abstract Submission Deadline : 18 December 2020

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