Forecast Engineering - From past design to future decisions | 2017
The design of engineering structures takes place today and in the past on the basis of static calculations. The consideration of uncertainties in the model quality becomes more and more important with the development of new construction methods and design requirements. In addition to the traditional forced-based approaches, experiences and observations about the deformation behavior of components and the overall structure under different exposure conditions allow the introduction of novel detection and evaluation criteria.
The special character of this course is in the combination of basic disciplines of structural engineering with applied research projects in the areas of steel and reinforced concrete structures, earthquake and wind engineering as well as informatics and linking them to mathematical methods and modern tools of visualization. The broad spectrum of civil engineering in the field of modeling and simulation is highlighted here.
In the frame of the planned summer course different aspects, modelling techniques as well as strategies will be discussed and trained. The topics are:
- Survey and assessment of existing buildings under extreme actions by using modern information and sensing technologies;
- Methods for the determination of residual capacity, capacity limits and safety tolerances for different scenarios;
- Experience and performance based design concepts;
- Design of structures taking account of changing requirements;
- Elaboration of interdisciplinary cooperation needs to solve complex engineering technically challenging questions.
The focus is on structures under extreme impact, due to the observed behaviours from past and current events as well as special requirements for future designs.
- Project 1: Implementation and Validation of Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Systems
- Project 2: Image Analysis for Change Detection
- Project 3: Evaluation of Existing R.C. Frame Structures with URM Infill Walls
- Project 4: Numerical Analyses on the Stability of Beam-Columns
- Project 5: Model-updating: Theory, Algorithms and Insights
- Project 6: Wind-induced Vibrations of Long-Span Bridges
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Guest lecturers and invited speakers
Nationally and internationally well-known and high-ranked scientist could be welcomed as guest
speakers at the engineering summer course at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2017. The current state
of research at the project partner’s universities as well as lecturers from other disciplines highlighted
the future demands on engineers to overcome future requirements on engineered structures.
- Exploring problems in regression analysis | Prof. I. Pereira (Universiade de Aveiro, Portugal)
- Dynamic behaviour of stone masonry railway bridges: experimental and numerical approaches | Dr. D. Riberio (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
- Inelastic modelling of historic masonry structures for seismic analyses | Dr. S. Petrovčić (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Shear resistance capacity of masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames by members | Dr. D. Penava (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia)
- Construction and application schemes of wind tunnels for model experimentation | J.B. Westenberg (Westenberg Engineering, Germany)
- Wind response of modern infrastructure buildings - prediction based on wind tunnel investigations | Prof. R. Höffer (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
- Let's rock! Behavior and design of seismic resistant rocking structures | Dr. J.A. László (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
- Climate change impact | Dr. M. Fink (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)