ENCE Course on Probabilistic Hazard Assessment will be Taught this Fall

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Professor Michelle Bensi will be teaching a course during the Fall 2020 semester ENCE 433/633: Assessment of Natural Hazards for Engineering Applications.

Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and other engineered systems requires an assessment of the natural hazards to which the systems are exposed. Probabilistic natural hazard assessment evaluates how likely a location is to experience hazard events (e.g. hurricanes or earthquakes) and how likely those events are to cause various impacts (e.g. large surges, intense rainfall, high winds, or ground shaking). This course will review the basic science of natural hazards and provide the foundational concepts of probability and statistics required for developing models to assess the frequency and severity of natural hazards. This course will present methodologies for assessment of multiple types of natural hazards (e.g. seismic, precipitation, riverine, coastal, and wind hazards).

The course will meet on Monday's from 2:00 PM-4:40 PM using a hybrid (in-person/online) structure.

Click here for a link to the syllabus.

Published August 6, 2020