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Earthquake resistant design. The "INERD" project

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 7210-PR/316

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

ECSC-STEEL C

  • Overall budget:

    € 968 500

  • EU contribution

    € 581 100

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

Objective

Part one this research project intends to define design rules and is presented in two parts. Part one consists in a strengthening measure for lower storeys of reinforced concrete structures, by which steel profiles encased in the columns provides ductility and a basic reliable shear and compression resistance. This obviates the "soft storey" mechanism, frequent failure mode of R.C. buildings. Part two consists in using connections of diagonals of frames with bracing's as dissipate zones. This design, applicable to braced frames, which by nature are stiff, can accommodate without problem a local increase of flexibility and results in significant cost reductions of the structure.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Address

Place Du Xx AoÛT, 7
4000 Liege

Belgium

Participants (5)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

POLITECNICO DE MILANO

Italy

PROFILARBED-RECHERCHES

Luxembourg

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 7210-PR/316

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

ECSC-STEEL C

  • Overall budget:

    € 968 500

  • EU contribution

    € 581 100

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium