Stanford Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) presents:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) speaker event
Subject: Computer Simulation & Its Role in Studying Critical Infrastructure
Date & Time: Thursday October 4, 5:30pm
Location: Packard Building 101
Speaker: Dr. Charles R. Noble, Lead Engineer for Critical Infrastructure, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(Food and refreshment will be served)
Recent structural failures, such as the MacArthur Maze in Oakland, California and the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have only reminded us of how important infrastructure is in our everyday lives. Dr. Noble will describe the finite element software being developed and used at LLNL to simulate U.S. critical infrastructure, providing examples of simulations of earthquake safety of bridges and dams, including examples related to Homeland Security. He will also discuss how these simulations require the teamwork of scientists and engineers across many different disciplines (e.g. structural engineers, mechanical engineers, chemists, statisticians) at LLNL.
Charles Noble is the Lead Engineer for Critical Infrastructure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since being hired at LLNL in 1997, Charles’ work has focused primarily on seismic, impact, and blast effects on America’s critical infrastructure. He received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1996, his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from the University of California at Davis in March 2007. His Ph.D. research focused on methodologies for the computational simulation of concrete dams under seismic excitation.
Hope to see you there! Stanford IEEE