ASI’s Director of Engineering, Dr. Ahmed Khalil, Ph.D., P.E. will be presenting on how Engineering Simulations save lives during disaster response at the Earthquake Expo. He will be speaking on Tuesday, February 8th at 12:30PM in Keynote Theatre 2.

Traditional techniques typically dealt with designing for hazard using nominal prescriptive methods. New high fidelity engineering simulations are now numerically efficient enough to be used to evaluate performance of full structure when subjected to explicit deterministic extreme loading scenarios such as Earthquakes, Storms, Tsunamis, Accidental/Intentional Explosions, and Vehicle Impacts.

Dr. Khalil is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of Structural Engineering experience in performing earthquake-resistant design, collapse analysis, blast analysis, structural vulnerability assessment based on advanced nonlinear dynamic analysis. In his capacity as director of Engineering at ASI, he has managed multi-disciplinary teams performing dozens of performance based design and collapse analyses for projects in USA, UK, KSA, UAE, Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia.

Dr. Khalil has been invited as key-note speaker and guest lecturer by professional engineering societies, technical trade shows and universities in the United States, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, and the Middle East to present about demolition analysis, progressive collapse analysis and extreme loading. Dr. Khalil is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation Of Buildings Standards Committee.

INACHUS – Structural Analysis for Urban Search & Rescue

Side by side comparison of ELS analysis of a deconstruction during the INACHUS Pilot 2. Shows a RC structure being demolished manually by an excavator with a hammer attachment versus the analysis done in Extreme Loading for Structures by on of ASI’s engineers prior to the demolition.

INACHUS – Christchurch Earthquake Pyne Gould Building Collapse Simulation

Forensic analysis of the Pyne Gould Building which collapsed due to the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011. Structural analysis performed by ASI in conjunction with INACHUS FP7 Project providing USaR with better tools for the location and rescue of survivors in collapsed structures.

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