Monte carlo simulation-based life-cycle assessment method for an old roof steel truss

E. Garavaglia, L. Sgambi, Noemi Basso

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    Abstract

    When it comes to existing buildings subjected to conversion of use, it is necessary to know the structural residual bearing capacity. Structural diagnostics provides rather comprehensive damage patterns if surveys are detailed and accurate. In order to optimise the experimental survey process, a simulation of the structural life-cycle could be useful. Considering the roof steel truss of the old slaughterhouse, this paper investigates the life-cycle of the structure during different stages of the building lifespan along with the damages caused by aging and negligence. The periods analysed are: from construction to disuse and from disuse to today. The aim is to identify critical situations, to assess the residual life of the system, to plan possible retrofit strategies for the building conversion. The procedure proposed is based on a Monte Carlo simulation implemented with a damage law. This integrated method enables to consider different environmental conditions affecting the structure during its life.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages1677-1682
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781138028470
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 2016 Oct 162016 Oct 20

    Other

    Other5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period16/10/1616/10/20

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Garavaglia, E., Sgambi, L., & Basso, N. (2017). Monte carlo simulation-based life-cycle assessment method for an old roof steel truss. In Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016 (pp. 1677-1682). CRC Press/Balkema.