Quantifying Resilience and Sustainability of Critical Infrastructure
1st June 2022 - 09:00-17:00 BST
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The exposure of critical infrastructure to floods and other geohazards, 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 are of paramount importance for maintaining their functionality and continuous operation.
This course will provide a systematic introduction to the concept of risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure, including quantifications of tCO2e towards improving the sustainability of critical infrastructure.
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 models, mitigation measures and decision-making for networks.
The course will also discuss the importance and the value of digital data, the use of emerging technologies and the way to incorporate social parameters in the design and assessment of infrastructure in a participatory manner.
The course is aligned to SDGs 9,11,13 and in support of the UK’s and the EU’s strategic priorities for: (i) Climate-resilient infrastructure; (ii) UK fit for the digital era, (iii) the HM Government Global Britain in a competitive age, and the 4) EPSRC priority for a Resilient Nation.
Dr Stergios Aristoteles Mitoulis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor, Dipl Eng, MSc, PhD, CEng MICE, Member ASCE, EAEE, SECED, IABSE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the leader of the www.infrastructuResilience.com initiative. Stergios has supervised and co-supervised numerous doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. He has published extensively with a publication record exceeding 150 papers in leading scientific journals and international conferences. His expertise is the resilience-based design and assessment of assets and in particular transport infrastructure subjected to natural hazards, climate change, 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 19 research projects, relevant to bridge and networks resilience. He has editorial and reviewing responsibilities in reputed journals (more than 60). He delivers seminars at consultancies and also participates in CPD activities as an official lecturer of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. Stergios is a technical advisor of Involve Nepal a charity that delivers schools in Nepal and a consultant of the CDRI. He has an extensive presence in the news of leading news agencies, including the BBC.
Dr Sotirios A Argyroudis, DiplEng, BSc, PhD, CEng MICE, FHEA (email: email@example.com), is an Assistant Professor at the Dpt of Civil & Environmental Eng, Brunel University London. Dr Argyroudis is a civil engineer and geologist. He has 20 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 , 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.
Stergios Aristoteles Mitoulis
Sotirios A Argyroudis
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