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Assessment and mitigation of liquefaction potential across Europe: a holistic approach to protect structures / infrastructures for improved resilience to earthquake-induced liquefaction disasters

Objective

Over the past decade, earthquakes proved to be the deadliest of all European disasters, with almost 19,000 fatalities and direct economic losses of approx. €29 billion. Earthquake Induced Liquefaction Disasters (EILDs) is responsible for tremendous amounts of the structural damages and fatalities; with experiences from recent events giving example of where approx. half of the economic loss was directly caused by liquefaction. Liquefaction is a phenomenon, with previously a low profile until recent earthquake events, in which the stiffness and strength of soil is reduced by seismic activity. With the causes of Liquefaction being known, it is important to recognize the factors that contribute to its occurrence; as well as the resulting hazards. The theory on how to address the subject has been comprehensive, as well as the engineering to reduce its consequences of liquefaction already developed; however, recent findings and advances need to be accurately examined in order to implement mitigation strategies practically. A systematic approach is needed for assessing the possibility of liquefaction on a site, prior to construction, then implementing the most appropriate liquefaction mitigation techniques. However, the variability of circumstances, invariably translates to multiple approaches of implementation, based on the susceptibility of the location to liquefaction, as well as the type and size of structure. The LIQUEFACT project addresses the mitigation of risks to EILD events in European communities with a holistic approach. The project not only deals with the resistance of structures to EILD events, but also, the resilience of the collective urban community in relation to their quick recovery from an occurrence. The LIQUEFACT project sets out to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of EILDs, the applications of the mitigation techniques, and the development of more appropriate techniques tailored to each specific scenario, for both Europe and global.

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-DRS-2015

Coordinator

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Net EU contribution
€ 647 347,50
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Essex Heart of Essex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 388 000,00
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 57 000,00
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 531 925,00
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 615 000,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TREVI SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 458 951,25
Address
Via Dismano, 5819
47522 Cesena

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Forlì-Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TREVI - FINANZIARIA INDUSTRIALE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 33 670,00
Address
Via Larga 201
47522 Cesena

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Forlì-Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NORSAR
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 607 753,75
Address
Gunnar Randers Vei 15
2007 Kjeller

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 311 275,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 381 250,00
Address
Viale Dell Universita Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Frosinone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SLP SPECIALIZIRANO PODJETJE ZA TEMELJENJE OBJEKTOV, DOO, LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 216 900,00
Address
Ulica Gradnikove Brigade 4
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE MODELLI GEOTECNICI SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 368 750,00
Address
Via Pastrengo 9
24068 Seriate

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 270 289,42
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 55 960,58
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Main Campus Rectorship Building Avcilar Fatih Beyazit
34320 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00