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Seismic behaviour of precast concrete structures with respect to eurocode 8

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (9)

CIVIBRAL, SISTEMAS DE CONSTRUCAO SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Cardosas - S.pedro Fins
4425510 Maia
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 1
21020 Barasso
GEOCOFIN PREFABBRICATI, S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via Ciro Ferrara, 16
37060 Caselle Di Sommacampagna Vr
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
Avenida Do Brasil 101
1700-066 Lisboa
LARCO ASTORI S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via Don Pedrinelli, 118
24030 Carvico Bg
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Polytechnic Campus Zographou
15700 Athens
PROET SA PREFABRICATIONS
Greece
Address
Sina Street, 32
106-72 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
2,Jamova 2
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF TONGJI
China
Address
Siping Road 1239
200092 Shanghai