The research refers to the seismic behaviour of some innovative types of reinforced concrete precast structures, which have a wide diffusion all over Europe. The European norm for seismic design (Eurocode 8: ENV 1998-1-1/2/3:1994) as for now has no practical application for these structures, therefore the quantitative calibration of its rules is needed. The findings of the proposed research will be used to adapt Eurocode 8 provisions for the specific types of structures and in drafting the relevant requirements of the harmonised product standards under preparation by CEN/TC 229 (mandate M/l00). The objectives will be achieved by means of tests on full-scale prototypes and the associated theoretical interpretations. The experimental results will be used for the calibration of proper analytical models, with which a wide statistical investigation will be carried out for a reliable quantification of the "behaviour factors".
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
37060 Caselle Di Sommacampagna Vr
24030 Carvico Bg