PROINDUSTRYInstitut für Stahlbau
Seismic behaviour of industrial structures/components could be profitably upgraded by means of innovative seismic protection systems, such as isolation systems and energy dissipation systems, providing a better performance under seismic action. Objective of the project PROINDUSTRY is the development of enhanced seismic protection systems and related design rules for process plants, process units and storage units through innovative antiseismic techniques. The developed systems shall be suitable for both the retrofit of existing industrial structures and the design of new ones. Particular attention will be given to the self-centering capacities of the systems as it will constitute an innovative and efficient ability that will rise up the protection against earthquakes, avoid interruptions of production after the seismic event and enable easier repair of the structure.
RFCS – Research Fund for Coal and Steel