Steel-based applications in earthquake-prone areas (STEEL-EARTH): Final report

S. Caprili, W. Salvatore, Benno Hoffmeister, Hetty Bigelow, S.A. Karamanos, T. Papatheocharis, M. Hjiaj, H. Somja, A. Zona, A. Dall'Asta, G. Leoni, D. Quattrini, F. Scozzese, Ludovic Fülöp, L. Bianco, R. Mallardo, P. Filipuzzi, H. Degée, F. Braga, R. GigliottiR. Laguardia, M. D’Agostino, M. Ventrellla, P. Tsintzos, N. Signorini, G. Bortone, Véronique Dehan, C. Haremza, Dan Dubina, Aurel Stratan, A. Dogariu, T. Sullivan, G. Royer-Carfagni, L. Galuppi, A. Franco, S. Baragiola

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Steel-Earth project aims at distributing among technicians, engineers, design companies and standardization bodies the results of three past RFCS projects (Steel-Retro [3], Opus [2] and PrecaSteel [1]), providing useful tools for the design and for the retrofit of existing buildings. Technical documents and practical applications to case studies, regarding design of steel and composite steel/concrete buildings and innovative steel-based techniques for the retrofit of existing r.c. and masonry constructions, have been elaborated and collected into a volume distributed during the final workshop of the dissemination project. Pre-normative and background documents concerning the design of steel and composite structures and the rehabilitation of existing constructions have been prepared. A lot of attention has been paid to the analysis of the influence of overstrength factors on the seismic design of steel and composite structures. The prepared documents have been distributed to the attending people and to the members of WG 2 (CEN/TC 250/SC 8/WG 2 “Steel and Composite Structures”) during the final workshop of the project. Technical sheets, working examples and background documents have been translated into several languages (German, French, Italian, Romanian and Greek) and are free available on the website of the project (https://www.steelconstruct. com/site/), where information regarding Steel-Earth are also presented. 11 Workshops in Italy, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Romania and 5 conferences in Emilia-Romagna have been organized, as well as 2 practical courses for engineers and academic people in Pavia (Italy). Flash-drives with the technical documents and applications elaborated in Steel-Earth have been distributed to the attending people.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission EC
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-79-65675-0
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-65676-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesEU Publications
Number28459 EN


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