Quantifying redundancy and robustness of structures

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Dr. Joan Casas, Spain
Professor, Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona

Joan Casas is professor of bridge engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona. His main fields of expertise are bridge safety and reliability, maintenance and strengthening. Besides his participation in bridge design and construction, Professor Casas has participated in more than 100 consulting and advising works related to bridge safety, maintenance and management and in several European Projects related to safety and robustness of existing bridges and structures. He is author or co-author of 12 books and 8 chapters of books, 83 papers in refereed technical journals and over 200 communications to international scientific meetings. He holds the Bill Curtin Medal 1998, awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers of United Kingdom to the best paper presented to the Institution describing innovative design in civil engineering and the 2012 IABMAS Senior Prize in recognition of outstanding contributions to the application of advanced bridge inspection, assessment and monitoring techniques.

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