Journal of Building Materials and Structures
Volume 1, Numéro 1, Pages 30-39

A "new" Design Requirement: The Mitigation Of The Progressive Collapse Of Buildings Under Exceptional Loading

Authors : Jaspart Jean-pierre . Demonceau Jean-françois .


Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under an exceptional event. According to the Eurocodes and some different other national design codes, the structural integrity of civil engineering structures should be ensured through appropriate measures but, in most cases, no precise practical guidelines on how to achieve this goal are provided. At Liège University, the robustness of building frames is investigated with the final objective to propose design requirements to mitigate the risk of progressive collapse considering the conventional scenario “loss of a column” further to an unspecified event. In particular, a complete analytical procedure has been developed for the verification of the robustness of steel or composite plane frames. For sake of simplicity, these first works have been based on the assumption that the dynamic effects linked to the column loss were limited and could therefore be neglected. More recently, complementary works have been carried out with the objective to address the dynamic effects. Besides that, the extension of the static procedure to actual 3D frames is under investigation in Liège. The present paper gives a global overview of the ongoing researches in the field of robustness at Liège University; in particular, the global strategy to derive design requirements is detailed.


Robustness; exceptional loading; loss of colum

Determination Of Stress Intensity Factors For A Bi-material Ring Spicemen With Curved Cracks Under Compressive Loading

Kablia Aicha .  Tamine Tawfik .  Hadj Meliani Mohamed .  Azari Zitouni . 
pages 37-43.

Finite Element Based Fatigue Analysis Of 6082 Aluminum Alloy Under Random Loading

Khellafi Habib .  Bendouba Mostefa .  Djebli Abdelkader .  Aid Abdelkrim .  Benseddiq Noureddine .  Benguediab Mohamed .  Talha Abderrahim . 
pages 73-80.

Behavior Of Soil-structure Interfaces Under Cyclic Loading For Large Numbers Of Cycles: Application To Piles

Bekki Hadj .  Tali Brahim .  Canou Jean .  Dupla Jean-claude .  Bouafia Ali . 
pages 11-16.

A Refined Shear Deformation Theory For Bending Analysis Of Isotropic And Orthotropic Plates Under Various Loading Conditions

Shinde Bharti M. .  Sayyad Atteshamuddin S. .  Ghumare Shantaram M. . 
pages 3-15.

Study Of Crushing Of Grains Of Limestone Under The Effect Of Cyclic Loading With The Fractal Dimension

Bouzeboudja Aldjia .  Melbouci Bachir .  Bouzeboudja Ouardia . 
pages 127-136.