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High performance (Cost Competitive, long-life and low maintenance) composite bridges for rapid infrastructure renewal

Objective

The overall objective of the project is the development of a new high performance and cost effective construction concept for bridges (HP FUTURE-Bridge) based on the application of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) for rapid infrastructure renewal in the (NMS). Essential technical elements of the new concept are: -Deck and beams of FRP composites. Pillars of traditional concrete - Performance based simultaneous engineering and manufacturing - On-site industrialisation - Flexible design and manufacturing from one-off, small series and mass customisation - Development of mobile manufacturing lines - New materials development for improved fire and high temperature resistance and recyclability Cost effectiveness will be reached by reducing manufacturing costs and lead-times. High performance by performance based design; manufacturing and new materials. Energy efficiency will be improved and environmental impact reduced in the whole life cycle of the bridge by reduction de energy consumption in the on-site manufacturing process and materials transport and by improving recyclability through new thermoplastic resins. Low noise during bridge production and operation as well as durability is assured by the use of FRP materials. Low maintenance is due to the highly durability and corrosion free of FRP materials and safer and risk mitigation during production and bridges erection due to its lightness and quick assembly.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Coordinator

ACCIONA, S.A.
Address
Avenida De Europa Nº 18, Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
Alcobendas (Madrid)
Spain

Participants (9)

FUNDACIÓN LABEIN
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Calle Geldo, Edificio 700
Derio
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA, S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul. Konstruktorska 11A
Warszawa
OBCINA KAMNIK
Slovenia
Address
Glavni Trg 24
71 240 Kamnik
BV MACHINEFABRIEK VAN WEES TILBURG
Netherlands
Address
Frans Mannaertsstraat 1, 5046 Ak
4044 Tilburg
OCV CHAMBERY INTERNATIONAL S.A.S.
France
Address
767, Quai Des Allobroges
BP 929 Chambery
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL JRC
Belgium
Address

Brussels
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
362 Ljubljana
HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Klybeckstrasse 200
Basel
 
MIKROSAM IMPORT - EXPORT AD
Address
Krusevski Pat Bb
169 Prilep