Damage Assessment and Reconstruction after War or Natural Disaster / Edition 1

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This book aims to provide a critical assessment of the current knowledge and to indicate new challenges that are brought by the present time in dealing with frequent man-made and natural disasters, resulting in damage to structures, infrastructure and human environment. The common ground for all problems of this kind from the viewpoint of scientific contents is the need to provide a quick assessment of the destructive action and its consequences, quick reconstruction, as well as the new basis for a sustainable development of affected areas. The present threat of the terrorist attacks or accidental explosions, the local military conflicts, the climate change that brings soil erosion or yet the destructive earthquake motion that occurs in previously inactive regions, are several examples of the kind of disastrous situations we address herein, along with the best way of reducing their negative impact.

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I: Damage Assessment and Reconstruction of Structures. Editorial. Civil Engineering Structures: Multiscale Damage Representation, Identification, Controlled Destruction And Quick Reconstruction; A. Ibrahimbegovic et al.- Non-Destructive Assessment Of Concrete Damage: Interest, Difficulies And Research Needs; D. Breysse.- Improving Safety And Durability Of Civil Structures; E. Br├╝hwile.- Structural Damage And Risk Assessment And Uncertainty Quantification; H.G. Matthies.- Computational Verification And Validation Of Engineering Structures Via Error Controlled Model And Discretization Adaptivity; E. Stein et al.- Predictive Modeling Of Damage In Structures And The Development Retrofitting Or Mitigation Strategies; D.R.J. Owen et al.- On Fundamental Concept Of Structural Collapse Simulation Taking Into Account Uncertainty Phenomena; D. Hartmann et al.- Earthquake Ground Motions For Seismic Damage Assessment And Re-Evaluation Of Existing Buildings And Critical Facilities; P. Leger, R. Tremblay.- II. Damage Assessment and Reconstruction of Infrastructure. Damage Assessment And Disaster Prevention In NAT Tunnels During Construction: Micromechanics-Supported Hybrid Analyses; H. Mang et al.- Crisis Management In Water Distribution Networks; P.Villon, A. Nace.- Nonlinear Behavior Of Soils As The Main Source Of Damage Of Structures; S. Dolarevic, A. Ibrahimbegovic.- Fire induced damage in structures and infrastructure: analysis, testing and modeling; A. Ibrahimbegovic et al.- Appendix: Damage Assessment To War And Natural Disasters In Bosnia And Herzegovina; Damage Assessment For Masonry, And Historic Buildings In Bosnia And Herzegovina M. Hrasnica.- Environmental Damage Assessment Waste Manage And Overview Of The Current Situation In Bosnia And Herzegovina; A. Serdarevic.- Illustrative Examples Of War Destruction And Atmospheric Impact On Reinforced Concrete Structures In Sarajevo; S. Medic et al.- Authors index.

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