Lecture Series on Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure and Protection Systems
Any activities in civil engineering and for the protection of structures against natural hazards have to meet long-term availability and sustainability requirements, with particular emphasis placed on technical safety, efficiency and ecology. Life-cycle civil engineering includes a broad range of activities from the design and construction to the inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance, and rehabilitation of civil engineering structures. Its aim is to effectively manage the function of such structures throughout their lifetime.
To facilitate exchange and knowledge transfer in this highly topical field of life-cycle civil engineering between engineers, researchers and students by presenting and discussing the very best work in the field, the periodical Lecture Series about Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure and Protection Systems was established at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Wilhelm Exner Building
Peter Jordan Str. 82
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards
Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: 0043(01) 4 76-54/5254 or 5250
Fax: 0043(01) 4 76-54/5299
Eftychia Apostolidi: eftychia.apostolidi(at)boku.ac.at
Evelin Kamper: evelin.kamper(at)boku.ac.at
Sustainable design of tunnel systems
Schienen in die Zukunft, Plädoyer für einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz im Projektmanagement
Georg Vavarovsky; Tue. 10.12.2013, 16:30-18:30
Innovationen im maschinellen Vortrieb
Gebhard Lehman; Tue. 10.12.2013, 16:30-18:30
Strategies and methods of life-cycle engineering
Fri. 13.12.2013, 09:00-14:00
Risk-based strategies for monitoring and inspection
Sat. 14.12, 09:00-14:00
Deterioration Analysis Techniques
Comminution of solids due to kinetic energy of high-rate shear: missile impact, gas shale and turbulence analogy
Zdenek P. Bazant; Fri. 21.3.2014, 16:30-18:30
A multiscale computational framework for the analysis of alkali-silica reaction (ASR) deterioration of concrete structures
Gianluca Cusatis; Fri. 21.3.2014, 16:30-18:30
Durabilty in life-cycle assessment
Bretislav Teply; Sat. 22.3.2014, 09:00-14:00
Mechanical degradation modeling
Vladimir Cervenka; Fri. 28.3.2014, 09:00-14:00
Reliability Analyses Techniques in Engineering
Randomness in structural mechanics
Christian Bucher; Fri. 26.9.2014, 16:30-18:30
Novel monitoring techniques
Ian Smith; Fri. 26.9.2014, 16:30-18:30
Modeling and evaluation methods
Fri. 03.10.2014, 16:30-18:30
O.Univ.Prof. DI DDr. Dr.-Ing. E.h. K. Bergmeister
Assoc. Prof. DI Dr. A. Strauss
Training as an academic expert in life-cycle and sustainability of civil infrastructure and protection systems:
3 semesters, extra occupational, 6 training modules
(3 two-day modules and 3 one-day modules)
Participation fee: € 350,- per semester
How to obtain the life-cycle certificate
Life-cycle and sustainability of civil infrastructure and protection systems is a periodical lecture series which takes is offered twice each year, once in spring and once in autumn. Participants will receive all lecture material and recordings of the podiums discussions on CD-ROM.
The lecture series is part of a course of studies program which addresses life-cycle aspects of engineering in practice in three parts:
- Life-cycle management systems: Monitoring, modelling and assessment methods
- Risk-based strategies for monitoring, inspection and mechanical degradation
- Strategies and methods of life-cycle engineering and application of life-cycle concepts
Requirements for obtaining the life-cycle certificate:
- Attendance of no less than three lectures
- Preparation of a project thesis for no less than three modules
- Passing a written exam
Upon successful completion, participants will receive both a special certificate of Life-cycle and sustainability of civil infrastructure and protection systems and a course certificate worth 5 ECTS.
Lebensdauerbemessung von Megaprojekten (Service life design in mega-projects, lecture in German)
The lecture focuses on major issues within the life cycle design of infrastructural projects. A general concept of graduated safety level will be presented. In detail the world‘s longest tunnel project: the Brenner Base Tunnel – will be discussed. The design of this tunnel, a project of European significance, is based on European code standards and designed for a life time of 200 years. When finished, the Brenner tunnel with its length of 64 km will be the longest underground railway infrastructure world-wide. It will form the central part of the high-capacity railway line between Munich and Verona.
Life Cycle Reliability and Risk of Civil Infrastructure: Emphasis on Highway Bridges
Decisions regarding civil infrastructure systems should be supported by an integrated life-cycle reliability, risk and resilience-based multi-objective optimization framework by considering, among other factors, the likelihood of successful performance, the total expected cost accrued over the entire life-cycle, and restoring as quickly as possible the proper functionality of the infrastructure after a disaster. The primary objective of this talk is to present an integrated framework for the life-cycle management of civil infrastructure systems. The elements integrated into the framework include assessment and prediction of life-cycle performance, analysis of system and component performance interaction, maintenance optimization, updating the life-cycle performance by information obtained from structural health monitoring, and optimum decision making based on reliability, risk and resilience.
The periodical lecture series Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure and Protection Systems is a periodical Lecture Series that takes place twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn.
Participants will receive all lecture material and recordings of the podiums discussions on a CD. The lecture series is part of an education program which addresses the life-cycle aspects of engineering in practice. By attending three lectures and passing a written exam, one can obtain a specific Certificate of Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure and Protection Systems.
The aim of the lecture series is to provide a communication platform and a current information source for anyone interested in life-cycle and sustainability of civil infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of engineering and industry.
The organizers would like to take this opportunity to thank the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) for organizing and co-sponsoring the lecture series along with the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE), as well as BOKU´s Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards, without whose support this project would not have become reality.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the occasion of the first lecture on May 15th 2013.
Alfred Strauss & Konrad Bergmeister
Organizers of the Lecture Series