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Research

We as the Division of Structural Engineering strive for a safe, economically efficient and sustainable design and integrity management of load bearing structures in buildings and infrastructures throughout their life cycle.

Climate change and urbanization are phenomena raising a number of challenges, yet also creating opportunities for climate change adaptation innovations. Buildings and infrastructure are to withstand more intensive storms, more precipitation, flooding and increased atmospheric loads.

Urbanization and an increasing population create demands for more housing and further extension of the infrastructure. At the same time, requirements on limiting the climate and environmental effects of construction point at the need of more rational use of construction materials and structural health information. We are focussed on contributing to safe, sustainable, cost-efficient structures, building systems and production methods.

At the Division of Structural Engineering, research is conducted in the following fields:

 

Safety, risk and reliability research focuses on the progress of probabilistic models across materials throughout the life cycle of building and infrastructure systems.

We adapt loading, resistance and degradation models with structural health and building information for the reduction of uncertainties and for facilitating model learning.

We have been working with a variety of building and infrastructure systems onshore and offshore such as e.g. bridges, dams, buildings, nuclear containments, oil and gas production facilities and wind turbine structures.

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Analyses regarding decision and value of information facilitate the task to analyse, quantify and to predict technological performance and industrial and societal benefits of engineering solutions.

The utilisation of such analyses encompasses the planning of the structural information and integrity management, technology development guidance and innovation.

Risk acceptance is a transdisciplinary and societal challenge of high relevance for the users of the built environment; especially those challenged by climate change.

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The research is focussed on timber structures’ safety and reliability, moisture and energy in the building envelope and service life prediction of wooden structures with regard to rot and mould.

Common methods used are simulations, laboratory testing and field testing. 

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The research deals with questions related to reliability of concrete structures, behaviour in the serviceability limit state and rational production.

The research is conducted in the form of simulations and laboratory experiments and field studies.

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The research is focussed on improving energy efficiency of existing and newly built masonry structures and rational renovation of clay brick building envelopes.

The research is mainly experimental.

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