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Network of excellence in marine structures (MARSTRUCT)

Objective

The overall objective of the Network is to improve comfort, effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental behaviour of ship structures through the application of advanced structural and reliability assessment within design, fabrication and operati on, leading to increased public and commercial confidence in the competitiveness and use of waterborne transport. The Network aims at strengthening European competitiveness aiming at a permanent organisation of the type of a virtual institute, ensuring th e integration of various groups in a European Centre of Competence for structural analysis of ships. The objectives will be achieved through a programme for jointly executed research in the area of structural analysis of ships, the creation of research fa cilities and platforms, and a continuous programme of dissemination and communication of research results. The programme is designed to contribute to the mutual specialisation and complementarity through building up strengths and shrinking weaknesses of p articipants, and it will strengthen scientific and technological excellence of European Research Area by integrating a critical mass of resources and expertise at a European level, and provide leadership in the design of efficient and safe ship structures . The activities of the Network cover different areas related with advanced structural analysis, such as: specification of the loading appropriate for the various modes of structural response and strength; methods and tools for the analysis both numericall y and experimentally of structural strength and performance, including aspects of ultimate strength, fatigue, crashworthiness, fire and explosion, resistance, noise and vibration; influence of fabrication methods and new advanced materials on the structura l strength and performance of ships; tools for design and optimisation of ship structures; tools and methods of structural reliability, safety and environmental protection of ships.

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Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Address

Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa

Portugal

Administrative Contact

Carlos GUEDES-SOARES (PROF.)

Participants (32)

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VARNA

Bulgaria

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU

Finland

VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.

Finland

BUREAU VERITAS S.A.

France

PRINCIPIA MARINE S.A.

France

SIREHNA - SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA

France

GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG

Germany

FLENSBURGER SCHIFFBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG

Germany

CENTER OF MARINE TECHNOLOGIES E.V.

Germany

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

CETENA S.P.A. CENTRO PER GLI STUDI TECNICA NAVALE

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)

Netherlands

SCHELDE MARINEBOUW B.V.

Netherlands

NORGES TEKNISK - NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY

Poland

SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Poland

LISNAVE - ESTALEIROS NAVAIS SA

Portugal

UNIVERSITATEA "DUNAREA DE JOS" DIN GALATI

Romania

NAVANTIA S.A.

Spain

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB

Sweden

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

TWI LTD

United Kingdom

ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE VIANA DO CASTELO S.A.

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506141

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 6 000 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal