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Lifetime-Oriented Structural Design Concepts

  • Friedhelm Stangenberg
  • Rolf Breitenbücher
  • Otto T. Bruhns
  • Dietrich Hartmann
  • Rüdiger Höffer
  • Detlef Kuhl
  • Günther Meschke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbücher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rüdiger Höffer, Detlef Kuhl et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbücher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rüdiger Höffer, Detlef Kuhl et al.
    Pages 9-121
  4. Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbücher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rüdiger Höffer, Detlef Kuhl et al.
    Pages 123-364
  5. Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbücher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rüdiger Höffer, Detlef Kuhl et al.
    Pages 365-652
  6. Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbücher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rüdiger Höffer, Detlef Kuhl et al.
    Pages 653-659
  7. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Safety and reliability are important for the whole expected service duration of an engineering structure. Therefore, prognostical solutions for different building types are needed and uncertainties have to be handled. Life-cycle strategies to control future structural degradations by concepts of appropriate design have to be developed, in case including means of inspection, maintenance, and repair. Aspects of costs and sustainability also matter.

The Cooperative Research Center for Lifetime-Oriented Design Concepts (SFB 398) at Ruhr University in Bochum combines the wide range of scientific topics between structural engineering, structural and soil mechanics and material sciences regarding structural lifetime management in this present extraordinary monolithic format.

The characterization and modeling of lifetime-related external actions of multiple origin are presented in this book as well as the physical description, the modeling and the validation of material degradation. Adaptive numerical methods and simulation techniques are provided for the lifetime-oriented design concepts to forecast material and structural degradation. Stochastic aspects, mathematical optimization methods and interactions between various influences are included. Thus, a solid basis is provided for future practical use and also for standardization of structural design with respect to lifetime-prediction.

Keywords

Deterioration Non-Linear Simulation Steel damage mechanics structural design structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedhelm Stangenberg
    • 1
  • Rolf Breitenbücher
    • 2
  • Otto T. Bruhns
    • 3
  • Dietrich Hartmann
    • 4
  • Rüdiger Höffer
    • 5
  • Detlef Kuhl
    • 6
  • Günther Meschke
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete StructuresRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Building MaterialsRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.Institute of MechanicsRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Computational EngineeringRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  5. 5.Building Aerodynamics LaboratoryRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Mechanics and DynamicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  7. 7.Institute for Structural MechanicsRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01462-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01461-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01462-8
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