STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND SAFETY OF EXISTING BUILDINGS

STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND SAFETY OF EXISTING BUILDINGS

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Code
97204
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10719 ENGINEERING FOR BUILDING RETROFITTING (LM-24) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9914 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING (LM-4) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/09
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENGINEERING FOR BUILDING RETROFITTING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials
More information regarding this unit may be available in Italian.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with the safety assessment of existing buildings. Differently from the perspective of design of new constructions, the behavior of the structure is unknown at the beginning of the analysis requiring effective procedures to face the problem of such incomplete knowledge that involves both aleatory and epistemic (e.g. related to the effectiveness of structural details) uncertainties. The course faces both issues related, on the one hand, to the diagnosis to ordinary actions and, on the other, to the prevention against rare events. The wide variety of behaviors that characterize no standardized existing buildings makes more conventional the use of methods of analysis quite common in the design of new structures, such as the linear ones. For this reason, the course devotes large attention to the nonlinear static procedures. Finally, among rare actions, since existing buildings have been often conceived without specific rules for the seismic action, such vulnerability constitutes one of most relevant which the course focuses to, with particular attention to both masonry and reinforced concrete structures.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please send an email to serena.cattari@unige.it for scheduling meetings.

Exam Board

SERENA CATTARI (President)

RICCARDO BERARDI (President)

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
30/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale