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Rethinking coastal defence and Green-Energy Service infrastructures through enHancEd-durAbiLIty high-performance fiber reinforced cement-based materials.

Rethinking coastal defence and Green-Energy Service infrastructures through enHancEd-durAbiLIty high-performance fiber reinforced cement-based materials.

Objective

The main goal of the project ReSHEALience is to develop an Ultra High Durability Concrete (UHDC) and a Durability Assessment-based Design (DAD) methodology for structures, to improve durability and predict their long-term performance under Extremely Aggressive Exposures (EAE: XS-chloride induced corrosion, XA-chemical attack).
The improvement will be supported upgrading Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete with new functionalities. Focus will be on marine structures and infrastructures for geothermal/biomass energy plants, whose severe conditions challenge the performance, lead to quick deterioration and shorten the lifespan, resulting in billions Euro spent each year in repairs.
This goal will be achieved through the following activities (variations compared to current reinforced concrete):
- Tailoring UHDC to target a 100% enhancement in material durability.
- Upgrading experimental methods to validating durability properties of UHDCs in service conditions (cracked state) and validate an enhancement of at least a 30%.
- Developing a theoretical model to evaluate ageing and degradation of UHDC structures in EAE with a 75% of accuracy, extending the modelling to predict the lifespan.
- Proposing new design concepts DAD, for the use of UHDC and assessing the structures durability and Life Cycle Analysis with a 95% confidence level, to achieve an increase service life of 30%, and a long-term reduction of maintenance costs by at least 50%.
- Proving, through long-term monitoring in six full-scale proofs-of concept that UHDC in real conditions has the expected enhancement of 30% in durability for both: repaired and new elements.
- Developing a Business Plan per industrial partner analyzing the market niches and sectors where the developments will be exploited.
The competence garnered by all the partners will put them in the forefront of the civil engineering field in order to provide sustainable solutions for the most challenging needs of our society.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 539 920

Participants (13)

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ROVER MARITIME SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 549 222,50

ENEL GREEN POWER SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 557 115

SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 447 500

OSAUHING ANF DEVELOPMENT

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 349 000

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CONCRETES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 452 253,50

BANAGHER PRECAST CONCRETE LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

API EUROPE MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS YPIRESION EREVNAS KAI MELETIS STIN VIOTECHNOLOGIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

PENETRON ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 431 092,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 429 687,50

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 431 808,75

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 349 995,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760824

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 557 595,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 557 595,50

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy