In this video from 2013’s World Demolition Summit, Dr Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice-President for International Development at Applied Science International, LLC., describes how new 3D modelling technology can be used to accurately calculate and understand how a building and its surroundings will respond to various demolition techniques. Most importantly, he shows how it can be used in cases where there is a degree of uncertainty in the demolition due to unknown factors in the building’s construction. Different possibilities can all be modeled in a short time frame and worst-case scenarios can be explored.

Bio: Dr. Khalil is a Structural Consultant at Applied Science International, LLC (ASI) and has 20 years of Structural Engineering experience managing projects involving collapse analysis, demolition design, blast analysis, structural vulnerability assessment, and forensic engineering based on high fidelity nonlinear dynamic numerical analysis. He has authored dozens of papers on applications of applied element method in earthquake analysis, progressive collapse analysis, blast analysis, and other types of extreme loads analysis. He is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee as well as the American Society of Engineers, and the American Concrete Institute. Dr. Khalil has delivered numerous invited speeches at conferences, engineering institutes, and universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America, and the Middle East.

Keywords: Structural Engineering; Demolition Engineering; Demolition Design; Numerical Modeling; Simulation; Collapse; Investigation; Vibration; Reinforced Concrete; AEM; ELS; Extreme Loading; Demolition Simulation; Implosion;

Speaker: Ahmed Khalil, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE.

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