Dr. Ahmed Amir Khalil, PhD, PE, Structural Consultant at Applied Science International, LLC (ASI)  will be delivering the Opening Plenary Speech at the Forensic Engineering 8th Congress in Austin, Texas from 8:30AM-10:00AM on Friday November 30th, 2018.

His address will cover recent developments in the use of high fidelity numerical modeling to perform nonlinear dynamic analysis for structures during forensic investigations, including collapse analysis for structures subjected to extreme earthquake loading or extreme pressure loading, as well as challenges in numerical modeling and the limitations of different modeling techniques. Dr. Khalil will also discuss the future applications of numerical modeling in assisting decision making for Urban Search and Rescue (USaR) teams. The address will include a number of graphics and videos to illustrate analyses to attendees.

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; Forensic Engineering; Numerical Modeling; Earthquake; Simulation; Bridges; Collapse; Investigation; Urban Search & Rescue; Reinforced Concrete; AEM; ELS; Extreme Loading;

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

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