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Design for optimal life cycle costs (LCC) of high speed railway bridges by enhanced monitoring systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00032

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 633 572

  • EU contribution

    € 1 580 142

Coordinated by:

ILVA S.P.A.

Italy

Objective

Steel-concrete composite bridges are an important alternative to concrete bridges due to considerable advantages regarding the design, construction time, durability and costs.

They are largely exploited in high-speed lines of the European railway networks even if a lot of still open problems in design and management limit their exploiting. The proposal aims to remove actual uncertainties on dynamic effects and interaction phenomena, fatigue loadings, structural modelling, fatigue life and damage assessment.

What�s more, such results will allow setting up an innovative design approach, able to minimize life-cycle costs guaranteeing adequate safety level and working conditions.

Coordinator

ILVA S.P.A.

Address

Viale Certosa, 249
20151 Milano

Italy

Participants (8)

AKTIEN-GESELLSCHAFT DER DILLINGER HUTTENWERKE

Germany

BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITÄT WEIMAR

Germany

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Belgium

LEUVEN MEASUREMENT & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL NV

Belgium

METHODES INGENIERIE OUVRAGES

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA

Italy

VCE HOLDING GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00032

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 633 572

  • EU contribution

    € 1 580 142

Coordinated by:

ILVA S.P.A.

Italy