Virtuelno predavanje “From the first to the second generation of Eurocode 8 for seismic design of concrete buildings" održaće se 25.5.2022. godine od 16:00-17:00 putem Zoom platforme. Predavač je Prof. dr Michael N. Fardis sa Univerziteta Patras u Grčkoj, doajen zemljotresnog inzenjerstva koji je značajno doprineo razvoju Evrokoda 8.
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The evolution of Eurocode 8 from the first to the second generation as European Standard combines a major expansion in the scope of the seismic design provisions for concrete buildings with bold steps towards simplification, practicality, ease of use, and economy. The overall design concept is becoming more rational, with a move towards transparent performance-based design and away from arbitrary prescriptive rules. Major changes in the provisions for the design of structural walls, especially for shear, will allow wider and more economic application of wall systems or wall-equivalent dual ones for earthquake resistance of medium- to high-rise concrete buildings. Comparative application to representative examples of such buildings will highlight the differences between the two generations of Eurocode 8 and demonstrate the advantages offered by the forthcoming second generation.
Dr. Michael Fardis is Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece. He is Honorary President of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), having served as fib President (2009-10), Deputy President (2007-08) and Presidium Member (2002-12). He is Honorary Member of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), having served as IAEE Director (2012-21). He holds MSc degrees in Civil Engineering (1977) and Nuclear Engineering (1978) and a PhD in Structural Engineering (1979), all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he taught at the Civil Engineering Department to the rank of Associate Professor till 1983. He is a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering. Since 2013 he is active in the development of the second generation of Eurocodes as European Standards as Vice Chairman of CEN/TC250: "Structural Eurocodes"; he has led the development of the first generation of Eurocode 8: "Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance" as chairman of CEN/TC250/SC8 (1999-2005). He is Editor of "Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics" since Jan. 2016. Before that, he was Associate Editor of "Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering" and Editorial Board Member of those two journals, as well as of "Earthquake Spectra", "Journal of Earthquake Engineering" and "Earthquakes and Structures". He is also Editorial Board Member of "Structural Concrete". He is author of “Seismic Design, Assessment and Retrofitting of Concrete Buildings” (Springer, 2009), lead author of “Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings per Eurocode 8" (Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2015) and "Designers’ Guide to EN1998-1 and EN1998-5: Eurocode 8-Seismic actions, buildings, foundations & retaining structures” (ICE Publishing 2005, 2011, published in Italian by EPC Editore, 2011, in Greek by Kleidarithmos, 2011 and Russian by MΓCY, 2013), co-author of “Designers’ Guide to EN1998-2: Eurocode 8-Bridges” (ICE Publishing 2012) and author or co-author of about 35 Chapters in international books. He is the editor or co-editor of four books published by Springer from 2010 to 2013. He has about 100 papers in international journals and over 160 in international conference proceedings (among them about keynote or invited lectures). His publications have about 10,500 citations listed in Google Scholar and around 4800 in Scopus. He received the 1993 Wason Medal of the American Concrete Institute for the best paper in materials. He chaired the Scientific Committees of the 3rd fib Congress, in Washington DC (2010) and the fib Symposium “Concrete: 21st Century Superhero – Building a Sustainable Future”, in London (2009) and the Organizing Committee of the fib Symposium “Concrete Structures in Seismic Regions”, in Athens (2003). He has co-ordinated the European Community’s research projects “Seismic Performance Assessment & Rehabilitation - SPEAR” (2001-05, 1,344,442 €), “Advanced Centre of Excellence in Structural & Earthquake Engineering – ACES” (2008-12, 1,100,000 €) and “Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies – SERIES” (2009-13, 8,700,000 €).