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Earthquake Engineering

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.01.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Civil engineering   

Code Science Field
T220  Technological sciences  Civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, offshore technology, soil mechanics 
T230  Technological sciences  Building construction 
P500  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geophysics, physical oceanography, meteorology 
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Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18793  PhD Matjaž Dolšek  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  751 
2.  00025  PhD Peter Fajfar  Engineering sciences and technologies  Head  2001 - 2003  866 
3.  08358  PhD Matej Fischinger  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  663 
4.  11418  PhD Peter Gašperšič  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  27 
5.  11409  PhD Tatjana Isaković  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  524 
6.  21368  PhD Peter Kante  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  47 
7.  10121  PhD Vojko Kilar  Social sciences  Researcher  2001 - 2003  394 
8.  00512  PhD Janez Lapajne  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  160 
9.  16420  PhD Damjan Marušić  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2003  62 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0792  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering  Ljubljana  1626981  25,984 
Slovenia is located in the seismically active Mediterranean region. The consequences of strong earthquakes can be mitigated by constructing earthquake-resistant structures. The research in the field of earthquake engineering is focused on the problems, important for Slovenia, which have not yet been adequately solved worldwide: nonlinear analysis of structures, energy approaches, response of reinforced concrete wall structures, response of existing structures including historical monuments, response of infilled frames and of engineering structures, use of information technology for dissemination of the knowledge based on experience. Ordinary structures are expected to be damaged during strong earthquakes. Consequently, their actual response can be simulated only by a nonlinear analysis, which is very demanding and unpractical. The objective of the research is to develop relatively accurate procedures, applicable to advanced analysis of important structures, as well as simplified procedures, appropriate for everyday design. Much attention is paid to the approach based on energy. The majority of casualties and the major part of economic losses are due to collapses of existing buildings, including historical monuments. In order to decrease the seismic vulnerability of existing structures, research is needed on the assessment of their seismic resistance and on the rational methods for strengthening. An integral part of buildings are the so-called non-structural elements, which may essentially influence the structural seismic response. Mathematical models and computational procedures are needed, which will take into account these elements. Some specific problems are related to the seismic response of engineering structures (e.g. bridges, dams). Damage or collapse of these structures may cause severe secondary consequences, therefore they deserve special attention. For seismic design the characteristics of the expected input ground motion have to be known. For the prediction of input ground motion interdisciplinary research is needed which includes also engineering seismology. Research is mainly analytical and numerical. Experimental results, obtained by research centres worldwide are used. The cooperation with numerous research centres worldwide has been established and is continued. The research group is involved in several international research projects. Young researchers, from Slovenia and from other countries, are included in the research team. The results of fundamental research are used in applicative research performed by the same group. Here, work related to improvement of codes is included. Research results are transferred into the practice by different means, e. g. publications, development of methods for analysis and design, development of computer programs, training of undergraduate and graduate students and practising engineers, consulting work, contributions to codes.
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