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This paper describes the experience gained in the construction and operation of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). The advantages of mobilising international cooperation around a large experimental facility are discussed. The role of ELSA in the pre-normative projects for the calibration of the European pre-norms for construction (Eurocodes) is illustrated.

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Authors: CALVI G M, Università de Pavia (IT);DONEA J, JRC Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on the Assessment of Earthquake Engineering Research and Testing Facilities, San Francisco (US), 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39220 ORA
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