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Rethinking coastal defence and Green-Energy Service infrastructures through enHancEd-durAbiLIty high-performance fiber reinforced cement-based materials.

Objective

The main goal of the project ReSHEALience is to develop an Ultra High Durability Concrete (UHDC) and a Durability Assessment-based Design (DAD) methodology for structures, to improve durability and predict their long-term performance under Extremely Aggressive Exposures (EAE: XS-chloride induced corrosion, XA-chemical attack).
The improvement will be supported upgrading Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete with new functionalities. Focus will be on marine structures and infrastructures for geothermal/biomass energy plants, whose severe conditions challenge the performance, lead to quick deterioration and shorten the lifespan, resulting in billions Euro spent each year in repairs.
This goal will be achieved through the following activities (variations compared to current reinforced concrete):
- Tailoring UHDC to target a 100% enhancement in material durability.
- Upgrading experimental methods to validating durability properties of UHDCs in service conditions (cracked state) and validate an enhancement of at least a 30%.
- Developing a theoretical model to evaluate ageing and degradation of UHDC structures in EAE with a 75% of accuracy, extending the modelling to predict the lifespan.
- Proposing new design concepts DAD, for the use of UHDC and assessing the structures durability and Life Cycle Analysis with a 95% confidence level, to achieve an increase service life of 30%, and a long-term reduction of maintenance costs by at least 50%.
- Proving, through long-term monitoring in six full-scale proofs-of concept that UHDC in real conditions has the expected enhancement of 30% in durability for both: repaired and new elements.
- Developing a Business Plan per industrial partner analyzing the market niches and sectors where the developments will be exploited.
The competence garnered by all the partners will put them in the forefront of the civil engineering field in order to provide sustainable solutions for the most challenging needs of our society.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 558 651,62

Participants (13)

ROVER MARITIME SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 564 222,50
Address
Calle Botanico Cavanilles, Num. 28
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 582 115
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 460 000
Address
Vico Ii San Nicola Alla Dogana 9
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSAUHING ANF DEVELOPMENT

Participation ended

Estonia
EU contribution
€ 192 768,38
Address
Toostuse Tn 48A
10416 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CONCRETES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 477 253,50
Address
Calle Conde Altea 52 Puerta 3
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BANAGHER PRECAST CONCRETE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Queen Street 11
Banagher Offaly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
API EUROPE MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS YPIRESION EREVNAS KAI MELETIS STIN VIOTECHNOLOGIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 254 375
Address
Karvela 5
15342 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PENETRON ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 375
Address
Via Italia 2B
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 092,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 687,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 808,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 353 750
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 364 995,75
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments