WP05 - Optimization of Design for Floors, Foof and Vaults

Lead contractor:
UNIPD - Università degli Studi di Padova
Involved participants:
BAM, BOZZA, CDCU, ENA, GUNI, IPM, ITAM, CINTEC, MONU, UNIPD, NTUA, POLIMI, S&B, UBATH, UMINHO, UPC, ZRS
ActivityType: RTD Start month: 6 End month: 21 Persons month: 52

Objectives

  • Definition of adequate and feasible intervention technologies for horizontal structural elements, such as floors, roof and vaults, related to catalogues and requirements described in WP3;
  • Definition and improvement of laboratory procedures for evaluating the intervention technologies and specifications for laboratory specimens;
  • To carry out the necessary tests to characterise the experimental behaviour of original and strengthened wooden floors and roofs and masonry vaults, in order to obtain information on the system performance and the main constitutive laws relevant for modelling;
  • To numerically simulate the experimental behaviour and perform parametric assessment to seek for structural limitations or define optimized design procedures. 

Subtasks

  • WP5.1: Laboratory testing;
  • WP5.2: Design optimization;

Deliverables

  • Specification for laboratory specimens and testing strategies on walls and pillars (D4.1), delivered at PM9;
  • Specification for laboratory specimens and testing strategies on floors and vaults (D5.1), delivered at PM9;
  • Laboratory demonstration of testing on floors or vaults (D5.2), delivered at PM12;
  • Technical report with the experimental results on floors and vaults (D5.3), delivered at PM15;
  • Report about the accuracy and reliability of the numerical simulations on floors and vaults (D5.4), delivered at PM18;
  • Parametric assessment and optimized design procedures for floors and vaults (D5.5), delivered at PM21.
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This workpackage covers the intervention techniques for horizontal elements (floors, roofs and vaults), beginning with PM6. The structure is parallel to that of the previous WP. The experimental behaviour and initial possibilities of numerical simulations are checked at PM15. The results of parametric analyses, and the developed design methods, are given at PM21.