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Analysis and design are understood as core tasks of structural engineering. In this field, nine areas of interest have been identified; hence, nine task groups form the basis of the new structure of Commission 2. Today, the analysis – i.e. the detailed investigation of the stress and strain state – has gained in importance, and consequently refined and physically based models and calculation procedures are required. On the other hand, the design of new structures (comprising conception, dimensioning and detailing) still is fundamental for practicing engineers. In general, the respective approaches should be one and the same for the two levels of detail, but more practical and easier to apply for the latter case. Commission 2 supports and follows this line of development of structural engineering.
The scope of Commission 2 is to develop models and calculation procedures for the analysis and design of structures and structural members under short term and long term static loading as well as under fatigue, fire and extreme events. Serviceability limit states and ultimate limit states as well as their interaction are considered, and both research results and recommendations for the practical application shall be presented. In the near future the activity of COM2 will focus on new and also on existing structures in order to support the development of the new fib Model Code 2020.
CreatedTuesday, 30 May 2017
Group adminfib International, Vítek, Jan L.