TA project: SCIES

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TITLE OF PROPOSAL: Study of Multi-building Interactions and Site-City Effect through an idealized experimental model

HOST TA FACILITY: 
EQUALS, Bristol, UK

TA AGREEMENT BETWEEN USERS AND FACILITY:
September 2011

STARTING DATE:
October 2011

END DATE:
August 2012

NO. OF USERS (researchers):
7

LEAD USER:
Pierre Yves Bard - University of Grenoble (France)

ADDITIONAL USERS:
Claude Boutin - ENTPE: Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (France)
Logan Schwan - ENTPE: Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (France)
Silvia Castellaro - University of Bologna (Italy)
Orlando Maeso - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Juan Aznarez - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Luis A. Padron - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)


Geometry of a site-city-like analogue system that will be adopted.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED RESEARCH:
The seismic risk in urbanized area deserves particular attention for many reasons among which are the concentration of population, real estates, strategic public services and human activities having a large socio-economical impact.
We take the opportunity of the SERIES programme to build a multi-disciplinary European team with complementary knowledge and common research objectives. This project will allow cross investigations of potential site-city effects by three different ways: experimental, numerical and analytical:
1. Experiments with shaking table: This is the first objective of this project and it will be performed with the testing facilities of the University of Bristol.
2. Numerical modelling: Existing numerical codes will be used to model and analyse the proposed experimental set up. This part will be developed conjointly by the ISTerre Lab of Grenoble (spectral elements) and the University of Bologna (inverse analysis), both specialists in geophysics and seismology, while recent expertise on advanced numerical techniques on the dynamics structure-soil structure interaction will be brought by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (boundary/finite elements).
3. Theoretical and analytical modelling of experiments: This will be developed conjointly by the ENTPE for the analytical approach and homogenization simulations and by the University of Bristol, both specialists in structural dynamics and soil behaviour. 

 

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