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dc.contributor.authorATHANASOPOULOU ADAMANTIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRAPOSO DE M. DO N. E S. DE SOTTO MAYOR MARIA LUISAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDIMOVA SILVIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGUIDO RIANNAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMERCOGLIANO PAOLAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVILLANI VERONICAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCROCE PIETROen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLANDI FILIPPOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFORMICHI PAOLOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMARKOVA JANAen_GB
dc.contributor.editorATHANASOPOULOU ADAMANTIAen_GB
dc.contributor.editorRAPOSO DE M. DO N. E S. DE SOTTO MAYOR MARIA LUISAen_GB
dc.contributor.editorDIMOVA SILVIAen_GB
dc.contributor.editorDYNGELAND TORBJORNen_GB
dc.contributor.editorPINTO VIEIRA ARTURen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-76-20776-4 (online),978-92-76-20777-1 (print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 30302 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP KJ-NA-30302-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-30302-EN-C (print)en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe report presents the work of the Joint Research Centre’s scientific network on adaptation of structural design to climate change focusing on the thermal design of buildings and infrastructure considering the changing climate. It presents scientific and technical background intended to stimulate debate and serve as a basis for further work to study the implications of climate change on the thermal design of structures. The report first outlines recent EU policies in support of sustainability and climate resilience of infrastructure and buildings. It highlights how the construction sector is encouraged to adopt more sustainable and circular economy practices, extend the lifetime of buildings and strive for better performance of buildings and infrastructure throughout their life cycle. It further emphasises the ongoing action plan to adapt the European standards to a changing climate. Following, the report explains the concept of the definition of thermal actions for the design of buildings and infrastructure using the European standards for structural design, i.e. the Eurocodes. It is showed that the adaptation of structural design to the implications of climate change is strongly linked with the assessment of changing characteristics of climatic actions (including thermal ones) in terms of the Eurocodes concept for the variable climatic actions. Variations in temperature that would directly affect the design values for thermal actions in the European standards are studied in depth for the case study of Italy. It is concluded that an increase in the maximum and minimum temperature used for structural design is expected all over Italy. It is discussed that structures, as bridges for example, are expected to be influenced by stresses from extreme temperatures and thus, should be designed for temperature amplitudes justified from climate projections for the actual region. However, the current European maps for thermal design are based on climatic data which, with some exceptions, are mostly 10 to 15 years old and ignore the potential effects of climate change. Thus, new European maps for the thermal design of structures should be developed using data that project more realistically the future climate. To this end, the authors present a methodology for developing thermal maps for structural design taking into account the influence of the changing climate and present an implementation of the methodology using the example of Italy.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.E.4-Safety and Security of Buildingsen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleThermal design of structures and the changing climateen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2760/128894 (online),10.2760/40470 (print)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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