Building Structures

The robust, safe, and resilient design of structures and buildings is one of the most important issues that needs to be studied, especially due to the emergence of new composite materials and extreme events that may impact structural design.

Physical and numerical experiments of reinforced concrete, metal, masonry and wooden structures under static and dynamic loads are carried out by an interdisciplinary research group of three relevant departments:

Experiments on the models and full-scale structures and elements are performed in the

Research and Education Center "Testing Building Materials and Structures" (REC TBM&S), officially opened in 2014.

Concrete structures

  • Experimental studies of composite reinforcement under tensile and compressive loading
  • Experimental studies of strength and deformability of fiber concretes with basalt and carbon fibers
  • Experimental studies of bended and compressed-bended steel-fiber-reinforced concrete elements under static and short-term dynamic loading
  • Experimental studies of models of reinforced concrete columns under simultaneous longitudinal compressive and transverse dynamic loading
  • Studying strength and deformability of reinforced concrete slabs and beams on ductile supports under dynamic loading
  • Studying strength of compressed-bended reinforced concrete structures along the oblique section on ductile supports under short-term dynamic loading
  • Experimental studies of reinforced concrete elements under out-of-square (oblique) off-axis static and dynamic compression, tension and bending
  • Experimental studies of tensile strength of composite flexible couplings and strength of anchoring in concrete

Masonry structures

  • Experimental studies of fragments of masonry buildings (made of brick) under static and dynamic loads

Metal structures

  • Field tests of steel spatial framework and interface nodes of their elements

Wooden structures

  • Studying and validating design models of wooden spatial structures of roofing under transient loads; elements and nodes being reinforced with composite materials capable of controlling the stress state of wood due to the variable stiffness of supporting elements
  • Experimental studies on the behavior of glued wooden beams under static, dynamic and bending loads