Assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures - the ARES project
Paper i proceeding, 2021

Numerous technical documents have been published by national and international authorities that focus on the systematic and scientific methods that can be used to accurately assess the residual strength, durability and reliability of structural materials, assemblies and systems in existing buildings. In the scope of timber structures, they need to be revised, expanded and enhanced regarding the new knowledge in the field of material sciences, technological advancement of structural assessment and monitoring and practical experience regarding the professional work on existing structures. Currently, the assessment of existing structures focuses mainly on the identification, localization and evaluation of deterioration and damage. The diagnoses are based on the design procedures of new structures and the planning of interventions often suggests reinforcement. The current practice of the assessment of existing structures might not be considered suitable to facilitate confident decisions about the reliability of structures. Within the ARES (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Structures) project, which is funded by Croatian Science Foundation, the main goal is to study the role of assessment on the reliability analysis of existing structures. The project focuses on existing timber and masonry structures to evaluate the benefits of assessment regarding the economy and safety of structures.

existing structures

assessment

monitoring

NDT

timber

reliability

Författare

Mislav Stepinac

Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Vlatka Rajčić

Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Jure Barbalić

Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Nikola Perković

Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Luka Lulić

Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Robert Jockwer

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)

TA0401

World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)
Santiago, Chile,

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2021-08-11