The proposed work is based on the experimental campaign of the ENISTAT project and is composed of three parts:
1. Calibration and enhancement of the numerical model (5 months)
Based on the nonlinear numerical model that has been realized in CEA, the applicant will have to compare the results to those provided by the experimental campaign. The potential gaps will be interpreted and the model should be calibrated (and/or enhanced) to ensure a satisfactory accordance with the experimental results and observations.
2. Deterministic and probabilistic analysis of response spectra (5 months)
Based of the numerical model that will have been calibrated, the response spectra will be computed in given points. They will be compared the demand spectra prescribed by the design rules such as the EC8. Based on probabilistic methods that are developed in CEA for seismic applications, the uncertainties not only of the input parameters but also of the seismic signals will be taken into account. The induced variability of the response spectra will be quantified and discussed. One can notice that the knowledge of these data is particularly interesting since design rules in seismic engineering are based on them.
3. Study of the effect of the thermic brick elements
Thanks to the experimental results, not only experimental but also numerical, a discussion on the effect of the thermic brick elements will be realized with the aim to draw first conclusions on their effect on the overall structural behavior under seismic loading.