Assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures, Muscat

20 September, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

A deformation model of a bridge under load.
A deformation model of a bridge under load.

About this event

The main topic is broken down into sub - categories in order to better organize and comprehend the overall assessment and rehabilitation processes that have to be implemented to determine the actual structural capacity of an existing structure and to estimate its remaining service life under the most critical load scenarios.

The presentation ends with the discussion of a study case related to the analysis of an existing historical riveted iron bridge.

The first part of the study focuses on the evaluation of the actual structural capacity of the bridge, which is currently opened to the local traffic, while the second one presents retrofitting measures that could be adopted to strengthen it and increase its structural performance under moving loads and seismic actions.

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Clemente Caruso

Clemente Caruso

Clemente Caruso is a Civil Structural Engineer who currently works as Bridge Designer at Renardet S.A. & Partners, in The Sultanate of Oman.

He has 7 years of experience in the Field of Structural Analysis and Design of Roadway Bridges (Wadi Bridges and Flyovers), Hydraulic-related structures (reservoirs, pumping stations and culverts) and Underpasses (Cut-and-Cover Solutions). He has particular interest in Fracture Mechanics, Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Structures and Wind-Induced Vibrations. He has participated, as speaker, at the European Conference on Multiphysics Modeling and the 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure.