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Name Dr Jitendra Agarwal
Job title Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Department Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications BTech, MTech, PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords structural safety
nonlinear dynamics
dynamic progressive collapse
vulnerability of structures
risk assessment of infrastructures
Areas of expertise My current research on structural safety and nonlinear dynamics has origins in my PhD work and it has been gaining depth and breadth through the continuation of this work, some of which is in collaboration with other members of the systems group and dynamics group.

The concept of vulnerability is applicable to all systems whether technical or social; however, recent work has shown that its usage differs. In the short term, I plan to examine the vulnerability of structures to dynamic progressive collapse using the concepts of energy. Considerations of non-linearity will provide new depth to vulnerability assessment of structures.

My long-term vision is to create a generic framework for the vulnerability and risk assessment of infrastructures. This work will be ideally done in a multi-disciplinary team.