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PhDTalks | Timber for Hybrid Structures: an innovative perspective from numerical modeling to environmental assessment
Maggio 2 @ 17:15 - 18:30
Il prossimo appuntamento con la serie di incontri PhDTalks si terrà Martedì 2 Maggio nell’aula 2.1.3 (Edificio 2), dalle 17:15 alle 18:30 CET.
PhDTalks è una serie di seminari e discussioni tra dottorandi. Gli eventi hanno lo scopo di fornire un luogo dove creare un network tra dottorandi ed entrare in contatto con i molti progetti sviluppati nel nostro dipartimento.
La speaker Laura Corti condurrà un seminario dal titolo “Timber for Hybrid Structures: an innovative perspective from numerical modeling to environmental assessment”.
Al termine dell’evento sarà disponibile un piccolo rinfresco finanziato dal dipartimento.
Sarà possibile seguire la conferenza anche online al seguente link.
In the current context of climate change, structural engineers struggle every day with an alarming fact: building sector contributes to 30% of global greenhouse emissions. One of the developing topic of research is characterised by bio-based structural materials, in particular timber and engineered wood. Hybridisation of timber with other materials provides many advantages, as better performances e.g. in case of seismic loads, minor construction times and lower environmental impact. The topic of this talk focuses of some innovative research aspects of timber-hybrid structures, first of all considering some numerical modeling benchmark analyses with issues specifically linked with timber orthotropy and contacts among other materials and secondly a comparative Life Cycle Assessment analysis where two equivalent buildings are compared and the role of connectors is highlighted. The perspective of this presentation suggests an overview of the interdisciplinarity of this topic, where traditional structural problems are tackled together with sustainability issues.
Laura graduated with a Master in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation (CERM) in Politecnico di Milano in 2021. She is currently enrolled in the second year of the PhD programme in Structural, Seismic, and Environmental Engineering (XXXVII cycle) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. She is involved in the modeling, testing and development of timber-concrete hybrid composites, with a special focus on sustainability. In the free time Laura enjoys going to the theater, hiking and swimming.