Extreme Man-Made and Natural Hazards in Dynamics of Structures
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Adnan Ibrahimbegovic
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NATO Security through Science Series NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Extreme Man-Made and Natural Hazards in Dynamics of Structures, Opatija, Croatia, 28 May - 1 June 2006
The original approach of the book concerns constructing the sufficiently complete framework for dealing with new challenges in man-made and natural hazards, which calls for the expertise from several traditional scientific disciplines
I. Numerical modelling and dynamics of complex structures.Computational issues in the simulation of blast and impact problems: An industrial perspective; R.J. Owen et al. Nonlinear transient analysis, testing and design of complex engineering structures for worst case accidents: Experience from industrial and military applications; A. Ibrahimbegovic et al. On reliable finite element methods for extreme loading conditions; K.J. Bathe.-
II. Probability aspects, design and uncertainty.
Quantifying uncertainty: Modern computational representation of probability and applications; H.G. Matthies. Optimum performance-based reliability design of structures; P.Papadrakakis et al.-
III. Fire and explosion induced extreme loading conditions.
Computational modelling of safety critical concrete structures at elevated temperatures; N. Bicanic et al. Three-dimensional FE analysis of headed stud anchors exposed to fire; J. Ozbolt et al.-
IV. Fluid flow induced extreme loading conditions.
Dynamics of tsunami waves; F. Dias, D. Dutykh.; Modelling fluid-induced structural vibrations: Reducing the structural risk for stormy winds; D. Peric et al.-
V. Earthquake induced extreme loading conditions.
Seismic assessment of structures by practice-oriented method; P. Fajfar. Reducing the earthquake induced damage and risk in monumental structures: Experience at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal for large concrete dams supported by Hydro-Quebec and Alcan; P. Leger. Earthquake engineering experimental research at JRC-ELSA; F.J. Molina, M. Geradin. The history of earthquake engineering at the University of California Berkeley and recent developments of numerical methods and computer programs at CSI Berkeley; E.L. Wilson.-
Appendix: Statistics on extreme loading conditions for Croatia. Security issues in Croatian construction industry: Bases of statistical data for quantifying extreme loading conditions; P. Marovic, V. Herak-Marovic.-
Author index.
This book provides a critical assessment of current knowledge and indicates new challenges which are brought about at present times by fighting man-made and natural hazards in transient analysis of structures. The latter concerns both permanently fixed structures, such as those built to protect people and/or sensitive storage material; or special structures, like bridges and tunnels; and moving structures such as trains, planes, ships or cars.