RISK IMPACT ASSESSMENT II: IMPACT OF EXTREME EVENTS ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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Code
94670
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10553 ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT (LM-26) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/09
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Large parts of the Italian territory and of the anthropized areas of the planet are subject to high risk for natural events. The risk assessment for extreme events is therefore essential to ensure the sustainability and safety of the built environment and it represents a primary engineering objective.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will address the topic of seismic risk and emergency management. Starting from the basics of seismic hazard, seismic action and dynamic response of structural systems, the effects on environment and structures will be discussed, focusing on the concept of vulnerability of infrastructures, historical, modern buildings, urban aggregates. Evidence will be given to the filling of the forms for the damage, emergency provisions and practicability assessment of buildings and churches, finalized at the expeditious detection in the emergency phase following the earthquake.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • characterize the hazard in relation to the natural events covered in the course (earthquakes and floods)
  • know the principles of the response of buildings, damage mechanisms, and discuss the main aspects of vulnerability
  • understand the problems connected with the risk assessment and its mitigation, suggesting suitable actions for the emergency management
  • manage large scale damage survey, recording and cataloging damage to new and historical buildings according to sound criteria

TEACHING METHODS

Front lessons, classroom exercises, practical applications in field

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Hazard for natural extreme events, with particular regard to earthquakes and floods;
  • Actions and effects on structures; damage scenarios; damage mechanisms of historical buildings, new buildings, building aggregates, infrastructures;
  • Vulnerability of buildings and risk assessments, with particular regard to earthquakes and floods;
  • Damage assessment forms for earthquakes and floods; their use for the vulnerability assessment;
  • Risk mitigation, emergency management, large scale damage survey after the event.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Faccioli E., Paolucci R., “Elementi di sismologia applicata all’ingegneria”, Pitagora Ed., 2005;

Castellani A., Faccioli E. “Costruzioni in zona sismica” Hoepli, 2012 (sec. Ed)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment, contacting the teacher directly:  roberto.rudari@cimafoundation.org stefania.degliabbati@unige.it

Exam Board

STEFANIA DEGLI ABBATI (President)

ROBERTO RUDARI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Front lessons, classroom exercises, practical applications in field

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral interview

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will have to discuss the impact on built environment of the natural events covered in the course. With particular regard to earthquake and floods, they will analyse the main aspects of the response to the considered events of a buildings, an aggregate or an infrastructure, pointing out the main elements of vulnerability. They will have to analyze the risk and discuss possible actions for its mitigation. They will have to illustrate the main steps for the emergency management. They should explain the structure of damage assessment forms, and discuss the criteria connected regarding a possible case study, also in order to define its vulnerability.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2022 09:00 SAVONA Orale
07/02/2022 09:00 SAVONA Orale
20/06/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
18/07/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale
12/09/2022 10:00 SAVONA Orale