Seismic-Blast-Impact Multihazard Relations for Highway Bridges

CEE Seminar

Featuring Anil K. Agrawal, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering
City College of the City University of New York

Location:  Engineering Gateway 3161
Free and open to the public

Abstract:
There is increased awareness toward the security of highway bridges from intentional or unintentional blast events.  Hence, a bridge may need to be designed to sustain both seismic and blast events during its lifetime.  This presentation will address critical issues in bridge security, a highly refined finite element model of a Highway Bridge and relations between seismic detailing and blast and impact resistance of highway bridge components through numerical simulation results on blast load effects on highway bridges with different seismic capacities.

About the Speaker:
Anil Agrawal is a professor of civil engineering at the City College of the City University of New York.  He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in August 1997 and joined the City College of New York in September 1998.  He has published more than 50 Journal papers and 100 conference papers.  He is currently a member of executive committee of U.S. Panel of International Association of Structural Control, associate editor of the Ameircan Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Structural Engineering (seismic protective systems) and chief editor of the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering.

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