Structural Performance Assessment

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. H. Maiwald (EDAC), Dr.-Ing. J. Schwarz (EDAC), Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Abrahamczyk

Structural performance assessment deals with the existing building typologies, methods of structural performance assessment and design rules for traditional and engineered building types. Examples of different small to large scale testing and the instrumentation requirements are elaborated to provide structure related parameters and characteristic force-displacement relationships in support of analytical studies and the re-interpretation of damage patterns. Students are trained to evaluate the quality of structural systems, to interpret the performance of masonry and steel structures under horizontal action, to derive appropriate models and to decide upon the applicability of equivalent or simplified procedures.

ECTS / Credit Points: 6 ECTS / 4 SPW
Langauge: English