TC12 Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components
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.