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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 509085

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 021 200

  • EU contribution

    € 780 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

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.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Address

Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia

Italy

Participants (11)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE TUNISIE

Tunisia

ETHNIKON METSOVION POLYTECHNION

Greece

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA METEOROLOGIE

Tunisia

INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE

Tunisia

JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Jordan

SIART - SISTEMI INFORMATIVI PER L' ANALISI DEL RISCHIO TERRITORIALE ED AMBIENTALE S.R.L.

Italy

SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE AS

Norway

TALLINNA TEHNIKAUELIKOOLI KUEBERNEETIKA INSTITUUT

Estonia

THEMOS DEMETRIOU - CIVIL ENGINEER

Cyprus

UNIVERSITE DE TLEMCEN

Algeria

UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO

Egypt

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 509085

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 021 200

  • EU contribution

    € 780 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy