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SEISMIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES FOR EUROPEAN SYNERGIES

SEISMIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES FOR EUROPEAN SYNERGIES

Objective

European seismic engineering research suffers from extreme fragmentation of research infrastructures (RI) between countries and limited access to them by the S/T community of earthquake engineering, especially that of Europe’s most seismic regions. A 23-strong Consortium of the key actors in Europe’s seismic engineering research (including 3 industrial partners) addresses these problems in a sustainable way via a 4-year programme of activities at an annual cost to the Commission less than 1.35% of the total present value (€190m) of the RIs’ material resources. The scope covers all aspects of seismic engineering testing, from eight Reaction Wall Pseudodynamic (PsD) facilities and ten Shake Table labs, to EU’s unique Tester of Bearings or Isolators, its two major Centrifuges and an instrumented Site for wave propagation studies. Transnational Access is offered to a portfolio of world class RIs: EU’s largest PsD facility, four diverse Shake Tables and the two Centrifuges. Networking sets up a public distributed database of past, present and future test results, installs distributed testing capabilities at all PsD labs, fostering development of up-and-coming ones at Europe’s most seismic regions, drafts and applies protocols for qualification of RIs and engages the entire European community of earthquake engineering via the best possible instances: the European Association of Earthquake Engineering, EU’s seismic code makers and their national groups, the European Construction Industry, as well as all relevant S/T associations or networks. Joint research engages all labs, exploring and prototyping novel actuators (combination of electro-dynamic and hydraulic ones) for better control of fast tests or special applications, new sensing and instrumentation systems, data assimilation in equipment-specimen models for better test control and optimisation of testing campaigns, as well as experimental studies of soil-structure interaction at all types of testing facilities.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Address

University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 673 202

Administrative Contact

Michael Fardis (Prof.)

Participants (22)

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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 886 400

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 622 100

Geodynamique et Structure

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 700

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 178 500

PUBLIC SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE-INSTITUTE OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY SKOPJE IZIIS

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 193 500

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 362 899

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 203 200

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 492 502

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 562 300

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 153 900

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 359 700

P&P LMC Srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 300

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 119 100

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 464 400

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 93 900

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 92 200

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 232 198

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 800

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 756 699

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 315 300

VCE Holding GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 92 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 227887

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 715 218,39

  • EU contribution

    € 8 700 000

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece