Structural Design: Theories and Methodologies 

Development of theories and methodologies for structural analysis, modeling, and synthesis. Optimization techniques for the design of new structures and for the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Limit and nonlinear analysis of frames, two- and three-dimensional structures subjected to static, seismic and time-dependent loads. Formulation of theories specialized to different classes of concrete, steel and masonry structures (e.g., bridges, shells, vaults, cables). Structural safety assessment and reliability under uncertainty with probabilistic and fuzzy methods. Analysis of the time-variant performance of structures exposed to aggressive environment. Degradation over time of concrete and masonry structures subjected to cyclic or sustained loads of high intensity. Prediction of structural durability and life cycle of structures. Probabilistic assessment of the residual structural lifetime. Evaluation of the seismic performances of ordinary and precast structures exposed to damage. Structural robustness and resilience.