Course: Design of infrastructures under uncertainty (5-6 November 2018)
Approaches to develop future-proof designs
In designing and retrofitting infrastructure systems, engineers are confronted with growing uncertainties regarding the future operating conditions of their designs. Engineers design and build infrastructures that are expected to remain operational for the decennia without much inside of their future operation conditions. These uncertainties compound on the uncertainties in the equations and models that support the design. Research into dealing with deep uncertainties is now contributing methods that complement probabilistic approaches in the design of infrastructure under deep uncertainty.
In this course you will learn to understand these novel approaches and to apply them in the design of infrastructures under deep uncertainty. Exploratory Modelling and Analysis (EMA) is central to this approach. EMA uses a powerful software tool that supports the exploration, and analysis of your design space using a fast and integrated simulation model. It evaluates alternative designs and their performance under uncertain future conditions.
In the course we demonstrate the use and added value of EMA in developing a robust design through a number of real world applications. After theoretical introductions and practical examples you will apply these methods yourself. You will make a simple system model and use the EMA-workbench to develop a robust design.
In this course you will learn
Who should join?
Trainer: J. Timmermans (TU Delft Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management (TBM))
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Monday 27 August 2018