2018 Graduate Student Showcase

Degree Program

Civil Engineering, MS

Major Advisor Name

Bhaskar Chittoori

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


Sustainable development, which measures the impact on the environment, economy, and society has become a major focus in research. Civil infrastructure inherently has a direct connection with all three aspects of sustainability. As major climate events pose a threat to infrastructure, the potentiality of failure may increase with non-robust designs. In consideration of risk, as well as the need for sustainable development, a holistic assessment method is required to measure the quality of civil infrastructure. Proposed here is a unified assessment method that balances the resiliency and sustainability of civil infrastructure by the risk of occurrence of catastrophic events.