04 Μαρ ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ ΣΕ ΔΙΑΛΕΞΗ ΣΤΑ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΑ ΤΟΥ ERASMUS +
«ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING STRUCTURES»
Due to the social and economic need of utilizing existing structures, damage assessment and safety evaluation of existing structures are of major concern. Moreover half of the budget spent for construction activities is related to retrofit of structures and infrastructure. The assessment framework, the reliability based methodologies and criteria are presented in this lecture. They include general risk acceptance criteria, reliability updating based on new information, safety verification and cost optimal selection of safety measures. Special emphasis is paid to recent developments within the Eurocodes and the fib (fédération internationale du béton) and to case studies dealing with buildings, bridges and tunnels.
Flood in the Danube river (stone bridge Regensburg)
Dimitris Diamantidis, born in Athens, Greece holds a diploma and a doctorate degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has working experience with the classification society Det Norske Veritas in Oslo, Norway and with the consulting company D’Appolonia in Genova, Italy. Since 1992 he is a professor of structural and risk analysis at the OTH Regensburg, Germany. He is a consulting engineer for various building and infrastructure projects and has about 100 publications in technical journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of committees (JCSS, fib, project team of EN) in the field of assessment of existing structures.