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New methods and techniques for the design, construction, assessment and strengthening of concrete structures

Total activity: 2
Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
Funding entity code
30.000,00 €
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Reinforced and prestressed concrete is the material used in more than 70% of the public works and buildings structures. Therefore, any
improvement related to design, construction, assessment or strengthening of such type of structures my have huge economic, social and
environmental impacts. In order to produce such improvements, scientific research must be carried out to deeply understand the complex
behavior of concrete structures whilst technical solutions must be provided and materialized in codes provisions. Thus, close cooperation
between researchers is necessary in order to identify and spread the key aspects which need further research to face the challenges of the
society, and to joint their efforts in this direction. With this purpose, it is proposed to create a network integrated by researchers of six Spanish
universities (UPC, UIB, UPV, UDC, UPM and UDG), with expertise in structural concrete. The objectives of the network are: 1) to establish a
solid relationship between the network members, with the aim of creating synergies, sharing knowledge, information, tools and techniques; 2) to
propose and spread the identified key research needs in structural concrete: 3) To constitute a forum of debate for the generation of new
concepts and solution of scientific and technical problems; 4) to provide international visibility to the research achievements of the network
members; 5) to become a forum for debate and interaction between scientists, professionals, infrastructure owners and enterprises to identify
common interests and to generate opportunities for technology transfer; 6) to promote the creation of partnership for the development of common
projects and 7) to encourage the network members to get involved in international committees for development of technical codes on structural
concrete. To achieve these objectives a web platform will be developed and a large number of activities such as seminars, workshops, webinars
and meetings will be organized.
assessment, codes, construcción, construction, design, diseño, estructuras, evaluación, hormigón armado, hormigón pretensado, normativa, prestressed concrete, refuerzo, reinforced concrete, safety, seguridad, sostenibilidad, strengthening, structure, sustainability
Adm. Estat
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Resoluton year
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia
Funding subprogram
Subprograma Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento
Funding call
Acciones de dinamización "Redes excelencia"
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco


  • Mari Bernat, Antonio Ricardo  (scientific coordinator)
  • Pérez Caldentey, Alejandro  (researcher)
  • Torres Llinàs, Lluís  (researcher)
  • Miguel Sosa, Pedro  (researcher)
  • Cladera Bohigas, Antoni  (researcher)
  • Martínez Abella, Fernando  (researcher)

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