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Life-Cycle FEM


There are numerous examples in the literature of the benefits of advanced numerical modeling (e.g. FE analysis) towards a better and more robust structural assessment of Civil Engineering structures. Nevertheless, this type of modeling involves substantial investments in terms of time, as well as qualified experts to conduct the required work. In such context, the Life-Cycle FEM analysis group aims to better understand the implications of such investments, as well as their relevance, in the context of the Life-Cycle analysis of engineering structures. . This would be an important step forward towards a holist approach to asset management of engineering structures, which is perfectly in line with the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations 2015).

The Team

PB Paolo Bocchini, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University
Website: www.paolobocchini.com
HS Helder Sousa, PhD
Owner
HS Consulting Ltd., Portugal
Website: www.hs-consulting.com
HS Alfred Strauss, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Website: BOKU personal page
HS Wazeer Ali
Civil Engineer
Beston Consulting Ltd
Trinidad, West Indies
HS Emanuele Canestro
Civil engineer
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Surrey
HS Daniel Lichtenberger
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
HS Xingjian Wang
PhD Student
Department of Civil Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University











































Publications

LU Xingjian Wang
Comparative analysis of non-linear models of concrete beams.
Master Thesis, Lehigh University, May 2019.
Diana Ali Wazeer, Helder Sousa, Paolo Bocchini
FE modelling approaches for soil-bridge systems towards better emergency response planning.
In Proceedings of the 12th International DIANA Users Meeting, Porto, Portugal, October 11-12, 2018.
Diana Emanuele Canestro, Alfred Strauss, Helder Sousa
Long-Term performance of a T-shaped girder bridges by using 1D, 2D and 3D FE modelling – a comparative analysis.
In Proceedings of the 12th International DIANA Users Meeting, Porto, Portugal, October 11-12, 2018.
Surrey Emanuele Canestro
Long-Term performance of a T-shaped girder bridges by using 1D, 2D and 3D FE modelling – a comparative analysis.
Master Thesis, University of Surrey, August 2018.
Surrey Wazeer Ali
Soil-structure interaction modelling on the seismic performance of a continuous span bridge – a cost-benefit analysis.
Master Thesis, University of Surrey, August 2018.