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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-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 647 347,50

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 531 925
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 615 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TREVI SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 492 621,25
Address
Via Dismano, 5819
47522 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN NORSAR
Norway
EU contribution
€ 607 753,75
Address
Gunnar Randers Vei 15
2007 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 311 275
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 381 250
Address
Viale Dell Universita - Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLP SPECIALIZIRANO PODJETJE ZA TEMELJENJE OBJEKTOV, DOO, LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 216 900
Address
Ulica Gradnikove Brigade 4
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE MODELLI GEOTECNICI SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 368 750
Address
Via Pastrengo 9
24068 Seriate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 270 289,42
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 55 960,58
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Main Campus Rectorship Building Avcilar
34320 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments