Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
GLK 113

Speaker Info

Civil & Construction Engineering

The first part of the talk will focus on an overview of natural hazards engineering; specifically, how we expect earthquakes and tsunamis to impact Oregon coastlines during the impending Cascadia Earthquake. I will discuss lessons learned from post-earthquake reconnaissance in Kathmandu, Nepal, and I will put the lessons learned in context to the impending Cascadia Earthquake. The second part of the talk will be focused on numerical experimentation. I will discuss several models used to estimate pore-water pressure changes in the soil during both earthquakes and tsunamis, and I will discuss what the models predict in terms of soil liquefaction and scour potential. Finally, I will discuss some upcoming physical modeling, which aims to help forward our modeling efforts and increase our understanding of the underlying soil instability mechanisms during earthquakes and tsunamis.