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Valorisation of knowledge for European pre-QUALified steel JOINTS

Short description

Within the previous RFCS project EQUALJOINTS (RFSR-CT-2013-00021), seismic prequalification criteria have been developed for steel joints. The current project EQUALJOINTS+ aims at valorisation, dissemination and extension of the developed prequalification criteria for practical applications to a wide audience (i.e. academic institutions, engineers and architects, construction companies, steel producers). The main objectives of the project are the following:

• To collect and organize informative material concerning the prequalified joint typologies: informative documents will be prepared in 12 languages.

• To develop pre-normative design recommendations of seismically qualified joints on the basis of results from Equaljoints project.

• To develop design guidelines in order to design steel structures accounting for the type of joints and their relevant nonlinear response.

• To develop a software and an app for smartphones to predict the inelastic response of joints.

• To organize seminars and workshops for disseminating the gained knowledge over EU and internationally.

Research program

RFCS - Research Fund for Coal and Steel

RFCS - Research Fund for Coal and Steel

Horizon 2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


  • AM – Arcelormittal Belval & Differdange SA
  • CTICM – Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Metallique
  • CVUT – Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze
  • ECCS – Convention Europeenne de la Construction Metallique
  • IC – Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
  • NTUA – National Technical University of Athens
  • TUD – Technische Universiteit Delft
  • UASG – Universitet Po Architektura Stroitelstvo I Geodezija
  • UC – Universidade de Coimbra
  • UL – Univerza V Ljubljani
  • ULG – Universite de Liege
  • UNINA – Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • UNISA – Universita degli Studi di Salerno
  • UPC – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • UPT – Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara

Duration of project

07 / 2017 - 06 / 2019

Contact Person

Hetty Bigelow