K&C Attending SPAR International 2014 Program Conference

K&C Attending SPAR International 2014 Program Conference

Senior K&C engineers Tim Brewer and Peter Vonk will be presenting at the SPAR International 2014 Program Conference in Colorado Springs on April, 16, 2014. The session is titled, Integration of High-Fidelity Physics Based Analysis with Building Information Models (BIM) to Enhance Infrastructure Resilience and Security. Below you will find the abstract for the paper; if you would like more information, feel free get in touch.

ABSTRACT

Integration of High‐Fidelity Physics Based Analysis with Building Information Models to Enhance Infrastructure Resilience and Security

The dynamic, highly complex non‐linear nature of extreme events and their interaction with their surrounding environment necessitates the use of high-fidelity, three-dimensional, physics-based models to conduct numerical analysis. These models are time and processer intensive to develop, solve and render and this has given rise to the requirement for Fast Running Models (FRMs). Recent endeavors have included the development of FRMs for blast effects on structures and glazing hazards which combine the fidelity of the physics-based models with the functionality of a three-dimensional visualization. These models facilitate better understanding of the particular threat under consideration as well as enhancing communication through a more accurate representation of the problem. Consequently, solutions to the most complex and dynamic events, which have historically been too complicated to solve by all but the most specialist of applied research companies, are now accessible to the mainstream engineering community. Further development in this area may include options to incorporate these FRMs and stochastic data into Building Information Models (BIM), dovetailing the physical security, resilience and protective performance of a facility with the accompanying functional characteristics. Not only with this sate the requirement for a more holistic approach to infrastructure security but will also greatly enhance the current applicability and functionality of BIM, especially in industries where the requirements for protective design and resilience are most acute such as government buildings, nuclear power plants, petrochemical facilities and the oil and gas industry.