Dorotea Caprio

PhD-student at Architecture and Civil Engineering, Division of Structural Engineering

Dorotea is a doctoral student at the division of structural engineering, in the research group lightweight structures. Dorotea’s main research interest is mechanical behaviour of timber connections and their influence on the reliability of statically indeterminate timber structures.

The current design approach based on element-by-element verification looks inadequate to evaluate the real performance and reliability of complex and statically indeterminate timber structures. The real behaviour of joints and the scatter in material properties of members and of connections need to be, in fact, considered. The project aims at identifying the impact of connections on the reliability of statically indeterminate timber structures for the evolution of system reliability-based structural design that will lead to more efficient and safe use of timber material.
Timber engineering (VSM196), Structures (BMT016)

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