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Innovation and Networking for Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Structures - Training for Assessment of Risk

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676139

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 161 112,84

  • EU contribution

    € 3 161 112,84

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL

France

Objective

INFRASTAR aims to develop knowledge, expertise and skill for optimal and reliable management of structures. The generic methodology will be applied to bridges and wind turbines in relation to fatigue offering the opportunity to deal with complementary notions (such as old and new asset management, unique and similar structures, wind and traffic actions) while addressing 3 major challenges: 1/advanced modelling of concrete fatigue behaviour, 2/new non destructive testing methods for early aged damage detection and 3/probabilistic approach of structure reliability under fatigue. Benefit of cross-experience and inter-disciplinary synergies will create new knowledge. INFRASTAR proposes innovative solutions for civil infrastructure asset management so that young scientists will acquire a high employment profile in close dialogue between industry and academic partners.

Modern engineering methods, including probabilistic approaches, risk and reliability assessment tools, will take into account the effective structural behaviour of existing bridges and wind turbines by exploiting monitored data. Existing methods and current state-of -the art is based on excessive conservatism which produces high costs and hinders sustainability.
INFRASTAR will improve knowledge for optimising the design of new structures, for more realistic verification of structural safety and more accurate prediction of future lifetime of the existing structures. That is a challenge for a sustainable development because it reduces building material and energy consumption as well as CO2 production.

Within the global framework of optimal infrastructure asset management, INFRASTAR will result in a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge covering generic problems from the design stage process of the new civil infrastructures up to recycling after dismantlement. This approach and the proposed methods and tools are new and will allow a step forward for innovative and effective process.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL

Address

5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-La-Valle
77454 Marne-La-Vallee

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

Address

Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

Participants (7)

PHI-MECA ENGINEERING

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

COWI AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 290 081,88

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

GUD CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

NEOSTRAIN SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676139

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 161 112,84

  • EU contribution

    € 3 161 112,84

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL

France