Paradigm for Resilient Concrete Infrastructures to Extreme Natural and Man-made Threats
Duration: 2013-2015
Beneficiary: University of Patras
Research unit: Civil Engineering Dept, Structures Laboratory
Κύριος Ερευνητής: Michael N. Fardis

The project’s goal is to develop a first-ever holistic approach for resilience to a portfolio of extreme hazards (earthquake, fire and fast dynamic loading). Its scope is limited to concrete structures, but addresses design of new and retrofitting of existing ones for robustness across the threats, as well as efficient assessment and rehabilitation if a threat occurs. Conceptual, analytical and numerical work will be supplemented with extensive (fire, impact, pseudodynamic, etc.) testing of full- or large-scale components or small structures, as appropriate.