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Prototype Model Structures

EUROSEIS-RISK project promotes integrated experimental and theoretical research also on state-of-the-art topics in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. Within this framework, a 6 storey model structure has been constructed during the previous research projects (Euroseis-Test EV5V-CT.93-0281, Euroseis-Mod  ENV4-CT.96-0255) at a scale 1/3 and is fully instrumented for the study of SSI at a ‘real’ environment. Moreover, a model bridge structure is being currently designed in order to be tested for the study of pier-foundation-soil interaction in the presence of soil and structure yielding and inertial SSI effects. A complete intrumentation layout is also designed for both the structural, foundation and the surrounding soil. Alternative retroffiting techniques that are utilised for the damaged structures are also evaluated.

The aim is to:

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generate high quality data of the dynamic structural inelastic behaviour under man-made and actual earthquake excitations.

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combine the experimentally derived structural data with the dense surface and down hole accelerographic recordings as obtained from temporary and permanent arays and weak, moderate and strong ground motions.

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evaluate and disseminate the above well constrained data through a multi-purpose database.

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utilise the experimental data in order to improve existing knowledge on complex and coupled soil-structure and wave propagation problems in the presence of inelastic material response.

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identify potential code and design implications as well as investigate optimization techniques for structural rehabilitation and strengthening.

 


 

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