题目Title: Simulation-based Disaster Prediction and Damage Assessment
Natural and manmade disasters pose severe threats to our living environment, and the disaster prediction and mitigation have become a timely research topic for safeguarding our society. In this presentation, I will introduce the research activities in the Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER) at UCSD with specialization in developing state-of-the-art computational and experimental technologies for protection of critical infrastructure and bio-systems from extreme hazardous events, and for mitigation of structures and systems after the disasters. I will also highlight our research in the meshfree based computation methods for multi-scale multi-physics simulation of damage initiation, propagation, and total collapse in structures and systems subjected to extreme events, and discuss how verification and validation of numerical simulation play an important role in the reliability of disaster prediction.
个人简介(About the speaker):
J. S. Chen is currently the Inaugural William Prager Chair of Structural Engineering Department and the Director of Center for Extreme Events Research at UC San Diego. Before joining UCSD in October 2013, he was the Chancellor’s Professor of UCLA Civil & Environmental Engineering Department where he served as the Department Chair during 2007-2012. J. S. Chen’s research is in computational mechanics and multiscale materials modeling with specialization in the development of meshfree methods. He is the Past President of US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) and currently the President of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). He is also serving as the Engineering Panel Chair of Hong Kong Research Grant Council. He has received numerous awards, including the Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Computational Mechanics Award from International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), among others. He is the Fellow of USACM, IACM, ASME, EMI, ICACM, and ICCEES. He is serving on the editorial board of 10 international journals.