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COMPOSITE PATCH REPAIR FOR MARINE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS

Objective

The basic concept of the present work is the definition of an effective repair method for large steel structures with defects. Two basic steel structural types will be dealt with in this work, namely marine structures and steel civil engineering structures. The objective of this project is to demonstrate that composite patch repairs can be environmentally stable and therefore, that they can be used as permanent repair measures. This objective will mainly be achieved by: 1) Studying and demonstrating through theoretical analyses, numerical simulations and experimental testing that the use of composite patch repairs leads to the reinforcement of a steel structural member. 2) Determining, evaluating and quantifying the efficiency of composite patch reinforcements in the marine/bridge environment, in both the short and long term. 3) Developing a generalized procedure for the design and application of composite patch reinforcements in steel marine and civil engineering infrastructure applications. 4) Evaluating existing or developing new, practically applicable and sensor based monitoring techniques of the final through-life structural integrity of the patch. 5) Demonstrating the effectiveness of the developed design tools and procedures through full-scale tests. 6) Developing an internationally recognised training programme for personnel. The objectives defined above are in full line with the requirements of FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1 call for proposals. The proposed composite patch repair technology is an innovative and highly competitive product that caters to the needs of both marine vessels and civil engineering infrastructures. It reduces quite significantly the maintenance costs of many large steel structures, and in the case of metallic bridges it prolongs their design life. The proposed technology creates a new market and it gives the partners the capability of providing high technology and high added value services worldwide.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 363 602
Administrative Contact
Despina Alatopoulou (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 248
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Perez Perez (Ms.)
FRANCISCO CARDAMA, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 285
Address
Avda. Beiramar 12
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fiano Valverde (Ms.)
CETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale
Italy
EU contribution
€ 275 298
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enzo Annicchiarico (Dr.)
Estaleiros Navais de Peniche, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 194 484
Address
Molhe Leste
2520-620 Peniche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joao Paulo Teofilo (Mr.)
HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 650
Address
Akti Miaouli 23
18535 Keratsini / Pireas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Demetrios Koulakos (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 251 140
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joao Paulo Duarte (Mr.)
METTLE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 100 950
Address
Rue Du Vallon 200
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmine Giuseppe Biancardi (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 417 536
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Echtermeyer (Prof.)
SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPREPAIRERS ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 466
Address
Pallion New Road Pallion Shipyard
SR4 6LL Sunderland Tyne And Wear
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ashutosh Sihna (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 337 035
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lynda Price (Ms.)
ALVEUS DOO ZA SAVJETOVANJE I INZENJERING
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 198 435
Address
Kvaternikova 62B
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natasa Golik Klanac (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 737
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
Umoe Mandal AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 149 710
Address
Gismeroya
4509 Mandal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Glenn Eliassen (Mr.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 339 983
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Mcgregor (Mr.)