About this Research Topic
The focus of this Research Topic is on recent advances in analysis methods and modeling approaches for the seismic design and risk assessment of precast structures. The submitted papers can also deal with the most significant recent developments in the topic of computational and experimental methods and results, as well as their applications in structural and earthquake engineering problems. The main objective of this Research Topic is to contribute to the knowledge about the seismic vulnerability and risk of precast buildings, new technologies, and how to improve the seismic assessment and design of this structural system.
The ambition of the present collection is to join the progress of international research in the field of precast structures under earthquake loading with the aim of representing a step forward in knowledge, to stimulate the interest from the technical and industrial community for the advantages of this construction typology, and to reduce its seismic vulnerability.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Precast concrete structures
• Seismic Performance of precast structures
• Seismic design and assessment of existing precast structures
• Seismic risk and Loss estimation in precast structures
• Simplified and detailed modeling tools applied to precast structures
• Behavior of connections/joints of precast structures
• Experimental testing on precast structures
• Influence of cladding panels on the earthquake response of precast structures
• Repair and retrofitting techniques applied to precast structures
Topic Editor Bruno Dal Lago is a partner of DLC Consulting Srl of Milan, Italy, which is a Structural Engineering consultant company active in different fields, among which precast concrete structures, the main subject of the Research Topic proposal.
Topic Editor Andrea Belleri is co-founder of Di.Mo.Re. Srl, an engineering society in Brescia, Italy, which was a former spinoff of the University of Bergamo and it is active in different fields, mainly seismic analysis, assessment, monitoring, and retrofit.
All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: Precast Concrete, Seismic Risk, Connections, Joints, Structual Retrofit
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