Diagnosis and strengthening of existing structures:Engineering applications
Speaker:Professor Paulo B. Lourenco
Head of Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minho
Date & Time:16 Dec 2008 (Tuesday) 16:00


Different case studies will be presented in detail and discussed, including the successive steps in the process of studying existing structures: data collection, inspection and diagnosis, advanced structural analysis, remedial measures (strengthening) and execution. For this purpose, a number of selected complex case studies involving reinforced concrete, timber and masonry structures will be considered.


Professor Lourenco is experienced in the fields of NDT, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative strengthening techniques and earthquake engineering. He is a specialist in structural restoration and has worked as consultant on more than forty monuments, including World Heritage sites such as Cathedral of Porto, Monastery of Jeronimos (Lisbon), and Qutab Minar (New Delhi). Professor Lourenco is the coordinator of the European Erasmus Mundus Advanced Master's in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions. He is editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration and coeditor of the Conference Series, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions.