Date of this Version
H.F. Haghshenas, K. Zare Rami, M. Khedmati, K. Santosh, F. Fallah, Y. Kim, (2016) Multiscale Research Toward Resilient Civil Infrastructure. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair, April 2016, Lincoln, NE.
Infrastructure materials are generally composite in nature and consist of different phases. Despite their widespread use, the mechanisms behind their behavior are often not fully understood. The aim of this research is to develop the capability to predict the performance of infrastructure based on its components, thus eliminating the need for costly experimental tests. Such an objective requires thorough understanding of material properties at various length-scales and investigation of the linkage between each scale. This approach can lead to more optimized designs, sustainable performance and maximized public benefit