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Fault-rupture and strong-shaking effects on the safety of composite foundations and pipeline systems: quantification and reduction of seismic risk through the application of advanced geotechnical engineering techniques.

Objective

QUAKER will reduce the human and economic cost of earthquakes by quantifying and reducing seismic risk through the application of advanced geotechnical engineering techniques. New understanding of the behaviour of foundations and lifeline systems in strong earthquakes will be obtained using a range of techniques. Field assessment of recent earthquakes, state-of-the-art reduced scale modelling and advanced numerical modelling, coupled with theoretical analysis. New methods of analysis for use in seismic risk assessment and for the design and retrofitting of infrastructure will be developed. Use in practice, and thereby reduction of seismic risk will be achieved by effective dissemination. Specific end-users will participate in steering the project and, together with two SMEs in the partnership, implement its findings first. Findings will be disseminated by book, international workshop and by incorporation into Eurocodes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

GODYNAMIQUE ET STRUCTURE S.A.
France
Address
Rue Des Blains 157
92220 Bagneux
LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSES
France
Address
Route De Bouaye
44341 Bougeunais
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
42,Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athens
STUDIO GEOTECNICO ITALIANO R.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Ripamonti 89
20139 Milano