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EXTREME LOADING ANALYSIS OF PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS AND DESIGN OF METAMATERIAL-BASED SHIELDS FOR ENHANCED RESILIENCE

Objective

The tremendous impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc, which triggered technological accidents, referred to as natural-technological (NaTech) events, was demonstrated by: i) the recent Tohoku earthquake and the following Fukushima disaster in 2011; ii) the UK’s 2015 winter floods which topped £5bn, with thousands of families and businesses that faced financial problems because of inadequate or non-existent insurance. The NaTech problem is quite relevant as up to 10% of industrial accidents, involving the release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) substances, were triggered by natural hazards. To implement and support the Seveso II Directive 2012/18/EU which regulates the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, XP-RESILIENCE intends to establish a network of individual research projects working towards Advanced Modelling and Protection –via metamaterial-based isolators/layouts- of Complex Engineering Systems for Disaster Reduction and Resilient Communities. In fact, today there is a stronger need than ever to grow researchers that combine a robust academic foundation in reliability/resilience with practical experiences, technological expertise with awareness of the socio-economical context and conviction to furthering research with an entrepreneurial spirit. Hence, the objective of XP-RESILIENCE is to offer innovative research training ground as well as attractive career development and knowledge exchange opportunities for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through cross-border and cross-sector mobility for future growth in Europe. XP-RESILIENCE is an inter/multi-disciplinary and intersectoral programme as it includes seven academic partners, one Institute of Applied Science and seven private companies from ten different European countries.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Address

Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 602 143,08

Participants (9)

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PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 121 193,46

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 469 995,12

POLITECHNIKA SLASKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

ARCELORMITTAL BELVAL & DIFFERDANGE SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

BIRLA CARBON ITALY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 172 040,88

VCE VIENNA CONSULTING ENGINEERS ZT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

Partners (5)

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Mostostal Zabrze S.A.

INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT DR.-ING.FISCHBACH MBH

SMARTEC SA

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

SmithKline Beecham Limited (Irvine)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721816

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 393 811,98

  • EU contribution

    € 3 393 811,98

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy