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Seismic performance assessment & rehabilitation

Objective

The project aims at mitigating the risk posed by seismically unsafe old RC and masonry buildings: a) by assessing existing and developing new assessment methods and by shedding light into the relation between local failure and global collapse and the seismic performance of heavily loaded columns and torsionally unbalanced buildings before or after retrofit, b) by formulating specific proposals for the revision of Eurocode 8, Part 1-4: "Strengthening and Repair", including rules for dimensioning of the retrofitting.

It includes 6 workpackages:
1) Conceptual framework and background of seismic assessment and rehabilitation;
2) Practical seismic assessment and rehabilitation;
3) Tests of RC members and small structures;
4) Pseudodynamic testing of large RC structure;
5) Proposals for seismic assessment and rehabilitation (for Eurocode 8); and
6) International cooperation (with USA, Japan and Turkey).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Patras
Address

26500 Patras
Greece

Participants (8)

ABS CONSULTING LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Eqe House, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood
WA3 6SU Warrington
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
HIGHER TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Cyprus
Address
C. Kavafis Street
2152 Nicosia
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Imperial College Road
SW7 2BU London
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
101,Avenida Do Brasil 101
1799 Lisboa
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Via Abbiategrasso 211
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
2,Jamova 2
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
18,Via A. Gramsci 53
00197 Roma