Brief description of the organisation:

SDA-engineering GmbH is a dynamic company highly active in the fields of structural dynamics, earthquake design and earthquake hazard assessment worldwide, with a strong background in structural engineering and software development. An important business segment is the plant engineering with structural design of industrial plants, components of power stations and machine foundations subjected to dynamic loading. A part of this work is the probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) which has to be carried out for important plants and power stations. Furthermore SDA has considerable activities in the field of seismic design and retrofitting of buildings, many of which are of masonry, including historic and planed buildings. SDA has already developed software packages for silos, signal processing, risk and vulnerability assessment and seismic design of masonry structures. All packages are successful introduced into the engineering practice.SDA is working in close cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and is acting as a qualified industrial partner within research projects.

Brief description of tasks attributed:

SDA will be mainly involved in the demonstration part of the project (WPs 4 and 7), supporting the development and the supply of software code for structural analysis.

Key staff involved in the project:

Dr. Christoph Butenweg: Partner Coordinator

Eng. Christoph Gellert: Technical staff