Structural engineer shares experience with members in Oman

Clemente Caruso, Civil Structural Engineer Bridge Designer, Renardet S.A. & Partners, Oman was the featured speaker at the recent Learned Event in September.

Clemente Caruso delivers his presentation to members
Clemente Caruso delivers his presentation to members

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.

The presentation main topic was 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 ended with a discussion about a study case related to the analysis of an existing historical riveted iron bridge. The first part of the study focused on the evaluation of the actual structural capacity of the bridge, which is currently opened to the local traffic, while the second one presented retrofitting measures that could be adopted to strengthen it and increase its structural performance under moving loads and seismic actions.

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