European seismic engineering research suffers from extreme fragmentation of research infrastructures (RI) between countries and limited access to them by the S/T community of earthquake engineering, especially that of Europe’s most seismic regions. A 23-strong consortium of the key actors in Europe’s seismic engineering research (including 3 industrial beneficiaries) addresses these problems in a sustainable way via a 4-year programme of activities at an annual cost to the EC less than 1.35% of the total present value (€190m) of the RIs’ material resources.
“Bridging the Gaps of RTD in Experimental Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics„
The scope covers all aspects of seismic engineering testing, from eight reaction wall pseudodynamic (PsD) facilities and ten shake table labs, to EU’s unique tester of bearings or isolators, its two major centrifuges and an instrumented site for wave propagation studies.
Transnational Access is offered to a portfolio of world class RIs: EU’s largest PsD facility, four diverse shake tables and the two centrifuges.