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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 051638 - RISK-BASED DESIGN
Docente Smerzini Chiara
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The course aims at providing the fundamental knowledge for the design and assessment of civil engineering structures in the risk-prone areas, with particular reference to natural hazards. The specific objectives of the course are: (i) understand the physical processes that create various natural hazards; (ii) identify the impacts of those hazards on the built environment and quantify the main elements of vulnerability; (iii) analyze structural actions to mitigate the risk and understand the criteria for structural design, assessment and retrofitting. Special emphasis will be devoted to the seismic risk. 


The main contents of the course can be summarized as follows.


General Concepts

- The concept of risk: definition of risk, classification of natural and anthropic risks, overview of methods for risk analysis and evaluation, overview of impact of natural risks at worldwide scale

- Introduction to probability and statistics


The Seismic Risk

- Nature of Earthquakes: seismicity and origin of earthquakes; seismogenic faults, Italian seismotectonic context, magnitude of earthquakes, main features of earthquake ground motion for engineering purposes, earthquake-induced effects on ground

- Seismic Hazard: the concept of return period of a critical event, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessment, seismic hazard maps with application to the Italian context, hazard mapping at local scale (micro-zoning).

- Seismic Vulnerability: response of structures during earthquakes, vibration period, elastic response spectrum, typical earthquake-resistant structural typologies, main elements of vulnerability of reinforced concrete and masonry structures, macroseismic intensity scales.

- Protection of Seismic Risk: normative framework, seismic actions in the Italian and European norms, introduction to the capacity design philosophy, the concept of ductility.


The Hydrogeological Risk

- Landslides: causes of landslides, classification of landslides, brief introduction to the methods for slope stability analysis, landslide hazard and mapping, actions for slope control and stabilization

- Floods: types and causes of flooding, hydrological hazard and mapping, introduction to mitigation measures against floods.


The course is organized in traditional ex-cathedra lectures, seminars and tutorials where practical case studies will be addressed and discussed.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The exam will consist of an oral examination covering the main topics of the course as well as the discussion of an assignment focused on a specific case study.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPPT presentations of the lectures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFEMA 454. Designing for Earthquakes - A Manual for Architects, Anno edizione: 2006 http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1556-20490-5679/fema454_complete.pdf


Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA. Charleson, Seismic Design for Architects - Outwitting the quake, Editore: Elsevier, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7506-8550-4
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaH. Bachmann, Seismic Conceptual Design of Buildings - Basic principles for engineers, architects, building owners, and authorities, Editore: Swiss Federal Office for Water and Geology - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Anno edizione: 2002 www.bwg.admin.ch


Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaS. Kramer, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Editore: Prentice Hall, Anno edizione: 1996, ISBN: 0-13-374943-6

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