Progressive Collapse Analysis of Concrete Frame Structures and Robustness Evaluation
时间：12月13日 星期三 下午14:00
A background story of building collapse research and current research status in US will be presented. Main topics of this talk focus on the research work related to collapse analysis of concrete frame structures, including macro-model based analysis, large scale structural testing, and methods for enhancing collapse resistance. Finally, a framework of the capacity-based robustness evaluation is proposed with an energy-balance method accounting for dynamic effects.
Dr. Yihai Bao is a guest researcher in the Structural Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his BS and MS from Tongji University, and PhD from University of California Davis. His research interests include nonlinear modeling of structural behavior under extreme loading condition, large-scale experimental methods, advanced scientific computational methods and software development. He is the current member of ASCE/SEI Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee, and the recipient of ACI 2016 Chester Paul Siess Award.