Basic knowledge on statistic and probability
The course aims to provide the basis for the evaluation of the structural safety and risk of a building system and its components starting from project data or sensor recordings.
At the end of the course the student will be able to distinguish between the various types of loads and uncertainties related to a building following a probabilistic approach. She/he will also be able to perform simple structural safety analyzes, derive fragility curves and evaluate the damage status of building components starting from recordings or simulations.
The course is subdivided into the following modules:
Review of the fundamentals of probability and random variables.
Introduction of the building system (structural and non-structural elements)
Introduction and quantification of uncertainties and damage (e.g. fragility curves)
Structural safety definition and analysis
Introduction to seismic risk
A test laboratory will be carried out where a schematic model of a building structural system will be tested on a shaking table. The data obtained will be used for subsequent processing and used in the final evaluation report.
Front lessons, laboratories.
Delivery of a report based on the exercises carried out during the semester and on the didactic laboratory; discussion with the teacher on what carried out in the aforementioned paperwork .