Performance and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Subjected to Fire and Seismi (Performance and Desi)
|Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009||End Date/Time: May 15, 2009|
|Registration Date: Apr 11, 2009|
May 11, 2009 â€” May 15, 2009
* Oreste S. Bursi (UniversitÃ di Trento, Italy)
* Jean-Marc Franssen (University of LiÃ¨ge, Belgium)
The principal aim of this course is twofold:
1) to timely transfer to analysts and designers in an organic manner research-generated knowledge from three recently completed European Union research projects in the field of steel and composite structures subjected to fire and seismic loadings. Therefore, results following the EU research projects listed herein will be summarized:
â€“ Hoffmeister et al. Editors, (2006), 7210-PR250. Applicability of composite structures to sway frames, RWTH, AAchen, Germany.
â€“ Kumar et al. Editors, (2007), RFS-CR-03030 FIRESTRUC â€“ Integrating advanced three-dimensional modelling methodologies for predicting thermo-mechanical behaviour of steel and composite structures subjected to natural fires, Building Research Establishment, UK
â€“ Bursi et al. Editors, (2008), ECSC Project RFS-CR-03034 PRECIOUS â€“ Prefabricated Composite Beam-to-Column Filled Tube or Partially Reinforced-Concrete Encased Column Connections for Severe Seismic and Fire Loadingsâ€, University of Trento, Italy.
2) to train groups of PhD students, post docs, experienced researchers and engineering practitioners in order to provide them with a considerably wider understanding of the potentiality and interconnection of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. The course will provide different techniques and tools in order to analyse and/or design innovative and added-values complex steel and composite structures.
The objective of the workshop is three fold: 1) to describe modern performance-based engineering techniques in order to exploit new computational and design techniques in structural engineering; 2) to promote the interest of researchers and engineering practitioners for steel and composite structures; 3) to investigate in depth few case studies in Italy and Europe in order to discuss and comment upon technical issues and code applications.