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2021 Disaster Resilience Symposium

2021 Disaster Resilience

The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, will be hosting its third annual symposium as a virtual only event on July 20-21, 2021 featuring the Disaster Resilience Grant Research Program recipients from 2019

Recipients will present their research and findings from their awards from topics related to Disaster and Failure StudiesNational Earthquake Hazards Reduction ProgramWind Impact Reduction, and Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project

Keynote Speakers TBD

Check back for updates!

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Dates: July 20 - July 21, 2021
Note: Times listed are ET

Agenda (Printable PDF)
 

 

Day 1: July 20, 2021

 

11:00am ET

Keynote - TBD

TBD

12:00 pm ET

30 min break

 

12:30 pm ET

NIST Statutory Programs Roundtable
*Moderated by Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Associate Division Chief, Materials and Structural Systems Divison, NIST

 

 

 

Acting Director, Disaster & Failure Studies, NIST

Maria Dillard

 

Director, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, NIST

Scott Weaver

 

Chief, Fire Research Division, NIST

Nelson Bryner

 

Director, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, NIST

Steve McCabe

1:30pm ET

1 hr break

 

 

Day 1 Session 1

 

 

Track 1: Wind

Speaker

 

Moderator: TBD

 

2:30pm ET

Measurement of Near-Surface Pressure, Wind and Wind-Induced Load Characteristics Using Novel Sensors in Thunderstorm, Tornado, and Tornado-Like Environments

Franklin T. Lombardo (University of Illinois)

3:00pm ET

Spatiotemporal Maps of Damaging Winds from Integrated Remote and In Situ Observations

Michael Biggerstaff (University of Oklahoma)

3:30pm ET

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) System and LIDAR Experiments for the Characterization of Strong Wind Loads on Non-Structural Components and Near-Surface Wind Profiles

Chelakara Subramanian, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Steven Lazarus (Florida Institute of Technology)

4:00pm ET

Innovative Measurement and Modeling of Dynamical Social and Health Effects of Windstorms

Daan Liang (University of Alabama)

4:30pm ET

4-D Measurement and Modeling of Engineering-Relevant Windstorm Characteristics

John Schroeder (Texas Tech University)

5:00pm ET

End

 

 

Day 2: July 21, 2021

 

11:00am ET

Keynote - TBD

TBD

12:00pm ET

30 min break

 

 

Day 2 Session 1

 

 

Track 2: Earthquake/DFS

Speaker

 

Moderator: TBD

 

12:30pm ET

Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Andreas Stavridis (Research Foundation for SUNY)

1:00pm ET

Designing for and Assessing Functional Recovery in Seismic Retrofit of Existing Concrete Buildings: A Framework

Abbie B. Liel, Maria Koliou  (University of Colorado / Texas A&M)

1:30pm ET

Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Methods for Existing Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Wall Structures

Juan Murcia-Delso, Ioannis Koutromanos (University of Texas at Austin / Virginia Tech)

2:00pm ET

Leveraging Uncertain Disaster Field Data for Community-Scale Assessment of Connected Buildings and Lifelines

Iris Tien (Georgia Tech Research Corporation)

2:30pm ET

1 hr break

 

 

Day 2 Session 2

 

 

Track 3: WUI

Speaker

 

Moderator: TBD

 

3:30pm ET

Assessing long-range firebrand impingement rates in recent WUI wildfire events

Janice Coen (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

4:00pm ET

Development of a Fundamental Model for Ignition of Structural Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fuels Subjected to Firebrand Attack

Michael Gollner, Stanislav Stoliarov (University of California, Berkeley / University of Maryland)

4:30pm ET

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) System and LIDAR Experiments for the Characterization of Strong Wind Loads on Non-Structural Components and Near-Surface Wind Profiles

Chelakara Subramanian, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Steven Lazarus (Florida Institute of Technology)

5:00pm ET

End

 

 

Created March 24, 2021, Updated March 30, 2021