INNOSEIS

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Valorization of Innovative Anti-Seismic Devices

Short description

Valorization actions for 12 innovative anti-seismic devices will be undertaken. The devices were recently developed in the frame of RFCS, EU and national research projects by the partners involved in the project. Information documents for all devices will be produced for dissemination to all partners of the construction sector such as Architects, structural Engineers, construction companies, steel producers and all potential decision makers of the construction sector. These documents will be bundled in a volume for dissemination. The volume will be translated in several European languages. Criteria will be set on which it may be decided which of the devices are subject to CE marking in accordance with EN 15129 and which may be considered as innovative systems that require a code approval in EN 1998-1. For the latter pre-normative design recommendations will be drafted that will allow them to receive the status of code-approved systems. A reliability based methodological procedure to define values of behavior factors (q-factors) for building structures will be established. This procedure will be applied in turn to determine q-factors for structural systems with the anticipated devices. Case studies with application examples in which the devices are employed will be worked out. The case studies refer to new single story steel buildings, new multi-story steel-concrete composite buildings and to interventions for seismic upgrading of existing buildings.
Seminars and Workshops will be organized in large parts of Europe. In addition, Seminars will ne organized in non-
European Mediterranean high seismicity countries to promote technologies and codes developed in Europe. A web site with free access to the users will be created and promoted to practice. Printed and electronic material will be produced and disseminated to all involved in the construction sector.

Research program

RFCS - Research Fund for Coal and Steel

Partners

  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA - Greece
  • UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA - Romania
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO - Italy
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II. - Italy
  • UNIVERSITA DI PISA - Italy
  • INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - Portugal
  • UNIVERSITET PO ARCHITEKTURA STROITELSTVO I GEODEZIJA - Bulgaria
  • UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT - Belgium
  • MAURER SOHNE ENGINEERING GmbH & CO KG - Germany
  • CONVENTION EUROPEENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION METALLIQUE ASBL - Belgium

Duration of project

07/2016 - 12/2017

Contact person

Marius Pinkawa