News

March 8, 2013
Preparations for a geographically distributed test are underway within EXCHANGE-SSI. The multispan bridge structure is partitioned in sub-structures and a software platform (UI-Simcor) is used to solve the equations of motion and coordinate the test sending displacement commands to the substructures (“modules”).
February 14, 2013
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Within the SERIES project a distributed hybrid simulation test was conducted between University of Patras (UPAT) and University of Trento (UNITN) on a Split-Mass S-DoF system. The architecture of the implemented experimental framework was based on MatLAB and OpenFRESCO (Open-source Framework for Experimental Setup and Control).

February 13, 2013
Masonry-infilled RC frame

In the framework of the Herakleitos project snap-back free-vibration tests were performed on a 3-storey bare and infilled frame structure. The fundamental period of the infilled frame was four times shorter than the period of the bare frame.

February 13, 2013

A three-day international workshop will take place at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, on May 28-30, 2013.

September 3, 2012
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A new testing campaign is underway at the Structures Laboratory in the framework of Herakleitos project. The project focuses on the behaviour of seismically deficient masonry-infilled RC frames which are retrofitted by advanced techniques to become seismically resistant.

September 3, 2012
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An overview of past and recent activities at the Structures Laboratory is now available. Click here to download the presentation.