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Non-stationary respOnse of spaTially Extended Structures

Objective

Failures of long span highway structures in Northridge earthquake (1994) and spatially extended transmission towers systems in Kobe earthquakes (1995) have clearly shown the significance of non-stationary effects of ground motions and its importance in earthquake geotechnical engineering. Similar detrimental vibration effects have been witnessed in vehicle induced ground transmission of vibrations from high speed railway tracks, both underground and at surface. There has been a rapid growth of infrastructure and transportation systems (like tunnels, pipelines etc.) in Europe over the last few decades, which are spatially extended structures. The non-stationary effects of vibrations are threatening to the safety of these systems making them vulnerable to vibrations transmitted through soil medium. The recent European design codes require these systems to be analysed for safety against spatially varying vibration effects, which will be mandatory in near future. The Structural Dynamics & Vibrations Group (SDVG) in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland has excellent research background on non-stationary vibration analysis with international reputation, and PLAXIS BV an SME in The Netherlands is a world leader in the field of finite element modelling in geotechnical engineering with emphasis on soil-structure interaction. The PLAXIS BV is a European technical IT company which has a range of user friendly technical software products for the infrastructure industry worldwide. This project provides a framework to bring the two partners (from academia and industry) together with complementary expertise, to transfer the knowledge for mutual benefit and development. It will contribute to the knowledge base development of a European SME with global market, innovating new products. It will also foster the FP7 targets of Sustainable Transport with safety and security under to man-made and naturally induced vibrations; applying the tools developed using Information Science & Technology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/media and communications/information science
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/geological engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 206 833
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)

Participants (1)

Plaxis bv
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 196 398
Address
Delftechpark 53
2628 XJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pranesh Chatterjee (Dr.)