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Wide-range non-intrusive devices toward conservation of historical monuments in the Mediterranean area

Objective

The objective of this project is the development of a sustainable and cost-effective retrofit technology, which will allow non-intrusive rehabilitation of historical monuments in the Mediterranean area. Following the main results achieved on a theoretical and experimental ground within a 5th EU Framework programme project, the two main goals of the present proposal are: 1) to enlarge the geographical area of intervention of the present cooperative effort; 2) to translate the design features arisen from the ongoing project into devices to be actually implemented in some specific cases. In particular, shape memory alloy (SMA) pre-stressed devices will be used to fasten cracked brick while stone monuments and SMA dampers will be introduced in slender structures as minarets and bell-towers. Three steps are envisaged: a) a thermo mechanical characterization of two different alloys (the classical Ni-Ti alloy and a Cu- based alloy) in order to avoid a last moment inconsistency between material and application; b) a smart implementation of the material properties into suitable devices; c) the full validation pursued through case studies located in the historical areas of the Mediterranean partners.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Address
Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia
Italy

Participants (11)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
El Khawarizmi
La Marsa
ETHNIKON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Address
9, Iroon Polytechniou Str
Gr-15773 Athens
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA METEOROLOGIE
Tunisia
Address
Rue Mohamed Ali Akid
Tunis Carthage
INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE
Tunisia
Address
Place Du Chateau 4
Tunis
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jordan
Address
C/o Chemical Engineering Department
Irbed
SIART - SISTEMI INFORMATIVI PER L' ANALISI DEL RISCHIO TERRITORIALE ED AMBIENTALE S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Dei Mille 73
Pavia
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE AS
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
TALLINNA TEHNIKAUELIKOOLI KUEBERNEETIKA INSTITUUT
Estonia
Address
Akadeemia Tee, 21
Tallinn
THEMOS DEMETRIOU - CIVIL ENGINEER
Cyprus
Address
Heras 13
Nicosia
UNIVERSITE DE TLEMCEN
Algeria
Address
Chetouane
Tlemcen
UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO
Egypt
Address
Orman Street
Giza