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INNOVATIVE GROUND INTERFACE CONCEPTS FOR STRUCTURE PROTECTION

INNOVATIVE GROUND INTERFACE CONCEPTS FOR STRUCTURE PROTECTION

Objective

IINSPIRE aims to foster a new generation of highly qualified researchers and engineers, which will create a critical mass kernel, able to implement a holistic and novel soil-foundation-structure concept for the efficient protection of structures from all ground induced hazards, including earthquakes and all other sources of low-frequency noise and vibration excitations. This concept offers a drastic breakthrough over the existing approaches in crucial aspects:
A)Wave inhibition capabilities over broadband low-frequency excitation in all three spatial directions
B)General applicability to broad classes of structures and infrastructures
C)Simple, reliable and resilient design, leading to easy and low-cost implementation and maintenance
INSPIRE mainly relies on recent innovative scientific and technological concepts, mainly developed within the broad concept of meta-materials. The notion of “meta-materials” refers to natural or artificial materials or structures which exhibit extraordinary properties for inhibiting or conditioning wave propagation in all spatial directions over broad frequency bands. Quite recently, the feasibility of the application of meta-material concepts has been also demonstrated for seismic and infrasound waves. These general developments of metamaterials will be further enriched and advanced through novel absorption and isolation concepts, such as negative effective mass and stiffness
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 486 035,28

Participants (12)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 562 553,28

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

FIP MEC SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

ADT OMEGA CONSULTING ENGINEERS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 017,64

INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT DR.-ING.FISCHBACH MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

G. CHARALAMPOPOULOS - S. MOUZAKITHS OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 017,64

Partners (7)

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BAUDYN GMBH

HF Holding SA

Isolgomma

A.D.K. ARONIS - DRETTAS - KARLAFTIS SYMVOULOI MICHANIKOI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA

TREVI SOCIETA PER AZIONI

SNCF

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813424

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 892 123,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 892 123,44

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece