7 January 2013

First issue: Int. J. of Lifecycle Performance Engineering (special issue on "Performance and Robustness of Complex Structural Systems")

The International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering is founded on the basis that everyone in the design, construction and management of civil structures should consider that each decision made and each action taken is constrained by limited resources. It is vitally important that they take into account that structures have a finite lifetime and are involved in an aging process whereby slow degradation and sudden environmental threats play a role and risk evolves to higher values, implying additional costs. Structural performance thus becomes a "lifecycle performance".

There is a free download of the papers from this inaugural, special issue, which are as follows:
  • Robustness of structures
  • Structural safety in case of extreme actions
  • The influence of degradation phenomena on collapse modes in prestressed concrete beams
  • Reliability based approach for structural design and assessment: performance criteria and indicators in current European codes and guidelines
Additional paper:
  • Lively footbridges: overview and perspectives for the development of crowd and structure monitoring systems

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