Brief description of the organisation:

The Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr) of the University of Pavia includes presently 12 professors, 16 associate professors, 21 assistant professors, 11 persons Technical Staff, 9 persons Administrative Staff. The Structures and Materials section of the department has one of the largest Italian university laboratories for experimental structural testing, and has access via an agreement of mutual collaboration to the adjacent laboratory of EUCENTRE, the recently established European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, equipped with one of the most powerful European shaking table facilities. Both laboratories have also the possibility of carrying out quasi-static tests on large structural elements or structures. Research activities of the Structures and Materials section of DICAr cover structural mechanics, structural analysis and design, earthquake engineering, experimental testing of materials, of structural components, of structural systems, with particular expertise in reinforced concrete and masonry structures. Teaching activities cover the fields of structural mechanics, structural design, computational mechanics, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. The structural design group, which is involved in the present research application, is the core of the faculty of an international post-graduate doctoral and master school on earthquake engineering with over twenty doctoral students (ROSE school) and has attracted to the Department in the years 2007-2011 over 5.0 Million Euros of research grants from public and private, national and international sponsors on subjects regarding seismic analysis, design, retrofit, rehabilitation of concrete and masonry structures, risk analysis of structural systems, involving theoretical, numerical and experimental research activities.

Brief description of tasks attributed:

As leader of WP7, UNIPV will be responsible for the development of guidelines for end users. The RTD Performer will also be strongly involved in WPs 4 and 5 in terms of experimental testing by shaking table, numerical simulation and seismic structural analysis. 

Key staff involved in the project:

Prof. Guido Magenes: Partner Coordinator

Dr. Paolo Morandi, Eng. Riccardo Milanesi, Eng. Milad Oliaee: Technical staff