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Enhanced Safety and Efficient Construction of Masonry Structures in Europe (ESECMaSE)

Objective

The adopted design method for lateral loading (shear) of masonry structures in Eurocode 6 is strongly simplified and there is no associated test method for the determination of masonry shear strength which covers the full range of possible failure modes of masonry in shear. On the other hand static and dynamic horizontal loading of buildings have dramatically increased in European Load Standards, such as Eurocode 8 and Erocode 1. Hence the design of traditional structures in masonry is difficult and in many cases impossible. Due to this dilemma the European Masonry Industry, which is mainly composed of SMEs, is facing a dramatic loss of market share in housebuilding practice although masonry is because of its variability, hygienic and energy saving performances the best-tried construction for house-building technics in central Europe. To prevent future disadvantages and ensure employment in SMEs within the European Building Industry, the proposed research project aims at a fundamental investigation of the mechanisms of masonry shear-bearing-capacity and the evaluation and exploitation of load- bearing-potential of load bearing masonry structures. The intention of the proposed project is an improvement of knowledge in the lateral (shear) design of masonry in order to enhance the practical utilization of harmonized European design standards.
The aims of the project will be achieved by means of theoretical investigations and carefully monitored tests on specimen, closing with a large scale test on a selected building. These targets can never be accomplished by individual SME's or lAG's on their own. The partners of the consortium were carefully chosen to ensure the quality of research, implement the results in product development and European Standardisation as well as to endorse the general dissemination and exploitation of the results to the participants of house building industry.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-2
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Funding Scheme

COLLECTIVE -

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DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR MAUERWERKSBAU E.V
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Schlossallee 10
Bonn
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BUNDESVERBAND KALKSANDSTEININDUSTRIE E.V.
Germany
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Entenfangweg 15
Hannover

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ARBEITSGERMEINSCHAFT MAUERZIEGEL E.V. IM BUNDESVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN ZIEGELINDUSTRIE E.V.
Germany
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Schaumburg-lippe-str. 4
Bonn

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VERBAND ÖSTERREICHISCHER BETON- UND FERTIGTEILWERKE
Austria
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Kinderspitalgasse 1-3
Vienna

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VERBAND ÖSTERREICHISCHER ZIEGELWERKE
Austria
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Wienerberg City, Wienerbergstrasse 11
Vienna

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ANDIL ASSOLATERIZI
Italy
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Via A. Torlonia, 15
Roma

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PETER GMBH KALKSANDSTEINWERK KG
Germany
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Rheinstrasse 120
Rheinau-freistett

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ZAPFWERKE GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
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Günthersbühler Str. 10
Schwaig-behringersdorf

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CIRKEL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
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Flaesheimer Str 605
Haltern Am See

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ZIEGELWERK BELLENBERG WIEST GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
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Tiefenbacher Strasse 1
Bellenberg

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HERBERT PEXIDER GMBH
Austria
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Teufenbach

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RIL RONDI INDUSTRIA LATERIZI S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Rovasenda, 79
Gattinara (Vc)

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LIAS VINITROV, LEHKY STAVEVBNI MATERIAL K.S
Czechia
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Vinitrov

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SEPA SARL
France
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Route De Strassbourg B.p. 5
Selestat

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
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Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
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Strada Nuova 65
Pavia

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
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Polytechnic Campus
Zografos-athens

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
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Schoemakerstraat 97
PB 6050 Delft

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany
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Karolinenplatz 5
Darmstadt

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DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
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Mommsenstr. 13
Dresden

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN - LEHRSTUHL FÜR MASSIVBAU
Germany
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Arcisstrasse 21
München

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INGENIEURKONSULENT FÜR BAUWESEN - DIPL.-ING. DR ANTON PECH
Austria
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Johann Strauss-gasse 32/11
Vienna

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi 200
Bruxelles

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FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG KALK-SAND EV
Germany
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Entenfangweg 15
Hannover

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INSTITUT FÜR ZIEGELFORSCHUNG ESSEN E.V.
Germany
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Am Zehnthof 197-203
Essen

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EUROPEAN AUTOCLAVED AERATED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
Germany
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Dostojewskistr. 10
Wiesbaden

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