Commission 3

Structural Analysis and Evaluation

C3 provides a forum for discussion on problems related to structural analysis and evaluation. It aims to promote cooperation and knowledge transfer related to structural analysis and evaluation among global practitioners through online discussion boards, workshops and publications.

Field of Activity
Primarily in the early stages within the next 2-3 years, the commission would highlight on topics revolving around retrofitting of steel bridges. Artificial Intelligence and it is use in analysis is also an interesting aspect that C3 intends to explore. With currently an established Task Group on Super-long Span Bridge Aerodynamics, the commission will continue to promote activities involving wind turbines that are presently operating.

In the long-term perspective, C3 aims to tackle topics related to glass and new materials, as well as matters on recalculation and validation/verification of existing constructions.

Current Task Groups under Commission 3
TG3.1 Super Long Span Bridge Aerodynamics  
Chair: Giorgio Diana, Italy

TG3.4 Concrete Structures
Chair: Mike Schlaich, Germany

TG3.5 Time-dependent Behavior and Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Structures
Chair: Gianluca Ranzi, Australia

TG3.6 Artificial Intelligence in Structural Engineering
Chair: Vesa Järvinen, Finland


Vice Chair
Core Members


Richard Stroetman, Germany
Vesa Järvinen, Finland
Toru Takeuchi, Japan
Brian Uy, Australia
Paul Skelton, USA
Xin Zhao, China
Bert Hesselink, The Netherlands
Stephen Hicks, New Zealand
Giorgio Diana, Italy
Ane de Boer, The Netherlands
Mike Schlaich, Germany
Gianluca Ranzi, Australia