CIVIL SEMINAR: "Reliable prediction of the bending moment and crack width"

Theory: Cracks in concrete are inevitable. Fortunately, cracking enables the structure to get rid of its moment peaks. The reduction is due to redistribution of the load induced moments and the cut of the temperature imposed moments. Furthermore, cracking becomes completely harmless if the crack widths are controlled effectively. The deliberations regarding both phenomena will be presented based on generally accepted design methods by the author.

Dr. Piotr Noakowski
founder and CEO of the Failure Analysis Associates

Dr. Piotr Noakowski is a founder and CEO of Failure Analysis Associates – The Exponent, consulting office in Dusseldorf, Germany. His area of expertise covers large industrial structures such as chimneys, cooling towers, industrial floors, kilns, LNG-tanks, parking structures, refractories and storage tanks. His work on stiffness-oriented design methods, deformation and tightness of concrete structures, as well as on mechanics of refractories, have been widely published and are the basis for regulations and standards. His experience includes more than 1,000 arbitration opinions provided for courts and expert reports for owners of industrial facilities in different countries. He gives presentations at conferences of industry associations, holds training courses for practitioners and teaches at the universities in Dortmund and Warsaw.

Monday, November 02, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
111 Harbert Engineering Center