How to Quantify Resilience In Critical Infrastructure Assets and Networks
10th June 2021 - 13:00-15:00 GMT
The exposure of critical infrastructure to natural hazards, such as floods and other geohazards, often exacerbated by climate change, have severe consequences on world economies and societies. Therefore, risk and resilience assessment of infrastructure assets and networks to extreme events and sequences of diverse hazards are of paramount importance for maintaining their functionality and continuous operation even after severe hazards. In this context, engineers, consultants, owners and operators would be benefited in the design, assessment and decision-making process from quantifications of resilience. This quantification should account for the sequence of hazards, the type and extent of damage and impact on an asset or network functionality, the latter expressed by robustness, and the importance of the asset, the available resources and priorities, including the rapidity and resourcefulness.
This webinar will provide a systematic introduction to the concept of risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure. The main emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles to help the learner confidently build up their knowledge in this specialist subject. Examples and practical applications will be presented to illustrate the main components of risk and resilience, i.e. hazard actions, typology of infrastructure (e.g. highways, railways, ports, water, energy system) damage modes, fragility/vulnerability analysis, loss assessment (direct/indirect), restoration, mitigation measures and decision-making for networks.
Dr Stergios Aristoteles Mitoulis (email: email@example.com), Associate Professor, Dipl Eng, MSc, PhD, MICE, Member ASCE, EAEE, SECED, IABSE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the leader of the initiative. Over the last ten years, he has supervised and co-supervised seven doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. He has published extensively with a publication record exceeding 100 papers in leading scientific journals and international conferences. His expertise is the resilience-based design and assessment of infrastructure assets and in particular bridges subjected to natural hazards, dynamic loads, hydraulic hazards, creep, shrinkage and thermal effects. He is a member of the BSI B/525/10 CEN/TC250/HG-Bridges, the BSI Mirror Group of Eurocodes and UK delegate of the BSI (CEN/TC250/SC8 Work Group 6, Bridges) for the design and retrofit of bridges, the BSI committee B/525/8 and B/538/5 and the Workgroup 11 of the EAEE. He has worked extensively on the modelling, resilient design and assessment of infrastructure assets with an emphasis on bridges, foundations, abutments and backfills and use of waste materials in infrastructure. SM was and still is the coordinator of European projects, while has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of two KTP (Innovate UK) projects and a proof-of-concept project with Network Rail-UK on the monitoring of environmental hazards on infrastructure. SM has worked as Co-PI and researcher for another 14 research projects, relevant to bridge and networks resilience. He has editorial and reviewing responsibilities in reputed journals (more than 50). SM has served as an evaluator for EU proposals and research grants within the UK (EPSRC) and Canada. He is an active consultant for industries in the UK and Belgium. He delivers seminars at consultancies and also participates in CPD activities as an official lecturer of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. He has an extensive presence in the news of leading news agencies, including the BBC.
Dr Sotirios A Argyroudis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), is an Assistant Professor at the Dpt of Civil & Environmental Eng, Brunel University London. Dr Argyroudis is a civil engineer and geologist. He has 19 years of research experience in the field of geotechnical and infrastructure engineering, with a focus on the risk and resilience analysis of infrastructure due to geo-hazards (earthquake, flood/scour, landslides, tsunamis). He has authored more than 100 project reports, research bids, scientific articles in high-impact journals, conferences and book chapters and participated in 17 research projects. In 2017 he was awarded the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. He is a member of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering Working Group 13 on Seismic assessment, design and resilience of industrial facilities and Vice-Chair of the IABSE Task Group 1.8 on Design requirements for infrastructure resilience.
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