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Methodologies: Multiphysics, Numerical Analysis and Methodologies, Uncertainty Quantification

Ann Jeffers

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ann Jeffers is an Associate Professor in¬†the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research¬†seeks to use computational methods to study structural performance under fire hazards. Jeffers’ work has particularly focused on coupling a high-resolution CFD fire model to a low resolution structural model to study structural performance under natural fire effects. The coupled fire-structure simulation has necessitated the formulation of novel finite elements and algorithms to bridge the disparities between the fire and structural domains. She has also conducted research using probabilistic methods (i.e., Monte Carlo simulation and analytical reliability methods) to study the propagation of uncertainty and evaluate the reliability of structural systems threatened by fire.