Inaugural lecture: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering

Prof. Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.

2018.02.02 | Søren Wandahl

Date Tue 06 Mar
Time 15:00 17:00
Location Navitas, Auditorium, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C


Was it pure coincidence—or was it in fact inevitable—that I developed an interest for the quite peculiar combination of soil, sound, structures and computers? Looking back at forty years of childhood, education, and working in academia, I will reflect on my past and try to answer these questions before presenting my thoughts on current trends and future ideas for research and research-based teaching. Focusing on computational methods in civil engineering with example applications in the fields of environmental vibrations and offshore geotechnics, I will try to convey the message that computers allow increasingly more sophisticated analyses, potentially leading to better designs of structures if used timely and correctly. This calls for continuous development of computational methods based on the right mix of demands from society and an ambition to reach higher levels of understanding—and engineering candidates of tomorrow must be equipped with the insight and competencies necessary to meet present as well as future demands.

After the lecture there will be snacks and time to network.

Please notice that the lecture will be held in Danish.


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