• IStructE Conference on
    Structural Engineering in Hazard Mitigation 2013
    • Palace of Westminster
      London
    • Tiananmen Square
      Beijing
    • Tongji Architectural Design (TJAD)
      Shanghai
    • Tower Bridge
      London
    • Tsinghua University
      Beijing
    • Tsinghua University
      Beijing
    • Tongji University
      Shanghai

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ahmed Elghazouli

Prof. Ahmed Elghazouli

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, U.K.
Structural Robustness of Steel-Composite Structures Under Extreme Loads

Prof. Ahmed Elghazouli is Head of the Structures Section at Imperial College London, U.K.. He has more than 20 years' experience in research and specialist consulting work worldwide. His main research interests are related to the responses of structures to extreme loading, focusing on the areas of structural earthquake engineering, structural fire engineering and structural robustness. Prof. Elghazouli has produced some 200 publications in related areas and has contributed to Eurocode development activities. He is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. Currently, Prof. Elghazouli is the U.K. National Delegate to the International and European Associations for Earthquake Engineering, and past Chairman of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics.

Abstract

The presentation provides an overview of developments on the performance and design of steel-framed building structures under extreme hazards including severe fire, blast and seismic scenarios, and their relationship with event-independent structural robustness requirements. Examples from recent European research activities carried out in the areas of structural fire, blast and earthquake engineering will be used to offer an insight into key response characteristics associated with the ultimate behavior of steel and composite structures. These activities include large scale experimental investigations, advanced numerical studies as well as design related assessments. The current status of codified guidance in these areas will be discussed, with particular emphasis on European approaches and procedures. Within the discussions, practical considerations for enhancing the performance of steel and composite buildings under extreme loading conditions will be examined and areas that require further progress will be highlighted.

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