Buildings and Structures under Extreme Loads

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November 2020
434 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-569-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-570-8 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Buildings and Structures under Extreme Loads that was published in

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Exceptional loads on buildings and structures may have different causes, including high-strain dynamic effects due to natural hazards, man-made attacks, and accidents, as well as extreme operational conditions (severe temperature variations, humidity, etc.). All of these aspects can be critical for specific structural typologies and/or materials that are particularly sensitive to external conditions. In this regard, dedicated and refined methods are required for their design, analysis, and maintenance under the expected lifetime. There are major challenges related to the structural typology and material properties with respect to the key features of the imposed design load. Further issues can be derived from the need for risk mitigation or retrofit of existing structures as well as from the optimal and safe design of innovative materials/systems. Finally, in some cases, no appropriate design recommendations are available and, thus, experimental investigations can have a key role within the overall process. In this Special Issue, original research studies, review papers, and experimental and/or numerical investigations are presented for the structural performance assessment of buildings and structures under various extreme conditions that are of interest for design.
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damping device; seismic design; design base shear; nonlinear response history analysis; liquid storage tank; earthquake; wind; dynamic response; fluid–solid interaction; composite shear wall; seismic behavior; quasi-static test; design strength model; bored-pile; global strain extensometer; pile friction resistance; real-time monitoring; snow–wind combined experiment facility; snowdrift; field observation; scale experiments; similarity criterion; underwater explosion; composite pressure hull; whipping; breathing; failure index; laminated glass (LG); free vibrations; fundamental frequency; mechanical restraints; field experiments; analytical modelling; Finite Element (FE) numerical modelling; super large cooling tower; whole construction process; wind vibration coefficient; buckling stability; ultimate bearing capacity; snow load; complex roof; snowdrift; EOF analysis; characteristics decomposition; RABT fire curve; fire simulation; tunnel fire; high temperature; fire safety; fire accident; vertical earthquake motion; seismic response; atrium-style metro station; shaking table test; wind characteristics; boundary layer; typhoon; hurricane; field measurement; train derailment; derailment containment provisions; collision testing; post-derailment behavior; slurry pipe jacking; friction resistance; effective friction coefficient; pipe-soil-slurry interaction; lubrication efficiency; concrete; blast load; Monte Carlo analysis; seismic demand; pushover; suction caisson; suction penetration; soil plug; hydraulic gradient; visual tests; mountainous valley; bridge site; boundary transition section (BTS); wind characteristics; numerical simulation; wind tunnel test; small radius TBM interval; equivalent continuous model; Winkler elastic foundation beam theory; transfer matrix method; horizontal axis deviation; seismic design; tall timber buildings; timber composites; seismic retrofitting; Eurocode 8; structural assessment; masonry buildings; earthquakes; seismic loads; existing structures; reliability; rehabilitation; risk; blast loading; welded haunch connection; steel frame structures; non-linear dynamic analysis; ABAQUS; multiple degree of freedom (MDOF); frame ductility ratio; n/a