TC12 Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components


Aleksandar Sedmak

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade

Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade 35, Serbia

Phone: +381 11 3302346

Fax: +381 11 3370364


José António Correia

INEGI, Faculty of Engineering University of Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Campus FEUP

4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 966559442


Vladimir Moskvichev

Institute of Computational Technologies

SB RAS 53 Mira, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia


Scientific Secretary

Abílio de Jesus

INEGI, Faculty of Engineering

University of Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Campus FEUP

4200-465 Porto, Portugal


Elena Fedorova

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia


Snežana Kirin 

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia


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TC12 Scope

The ESIS Executive Committee decided to change the name of TC12 in November 2016. The actual name of the ESIS TC12 is Risk Analysis and Safety of Large Structures and Components.

The experience of previous decades shows that those traditional methods of LTS safety which are based on the statistical paradigm of eliminating reasons of catastrophes, have almost exhausted their potential. New unexplored- or not taken into consideration causes inevitably arise instead of previous causes. To solve the problem, it is necessary to work out new theoretical approaches to the safety and to risk-based methods as a scientific basis for the prevention of technogenic disasters.

In this way, recent advances in maintenance, safety, risk analysis, probabilistic assessment, life-cycle performance, fatigue, fracture, damage mechanics, numerical simulation of a wide range of infrastructures, such as, engineering technical systems, transportation systems, bridges, buildings, dams, railways, underground constructions, wind and transmission towers, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, oceanic structures, nuclear power plants, airplanes and other types of structures including aerospace and automotive structures, in terms of mathematical/numerical modelling and experimental techniques, are considered.

The formulation and development of perspective research directions in these areas should become the object of the activities of the Technical Committee - Risk Analysis and Safety of Large Structures and Components in the structure of ESIS.

A series of events will be organized including a dedicate biannual conference (IRAS) and special symposia in the main ESIS conferences.

Some joint events will be organized together with ASCE and National Groups. 


IRAS 2023: Reminder - Full paper submission deadline May 20, 2023!

Full paper submission for PSI journal is over! 

The peer-reviewed papers presented at this Symposium will be published in a Special Issue of the Open Access Procedia Structural Integrity, published by the Elsevier.

Editors email addresses:

Aleksandar Sedmak:

Simon Sedmak:

Branislav Đorđević: 


Upon receiving papers for SI Procedia Structural Integrity, an invitation for Special Issue of Engineering Failure Analysis (EFA, IF 3.634) journal will be sent to selected authors. Please, keep in mind that even though papers for EFA Special Issue are extended version of papers for Procedia Structural Integrity, the similaraty should be kept as low as possible. Also keep in mind that the extended version of  paper should be made according to EFA guidelines for authors and journal topics:

Alternatively, you can send your expanded paper to the Special Issue of the Scopus referenced DIVK journal.