Url http://www.cimne.com/webcimne/sigpro/Ficha.aspx?id=164
Project title New Computational Methods for Predicting the security of constructions to Water Hazards accounting for fluid-soil-structure interactions
Official Website http://www.cimne.com/safecon
Reference 267521
Principal investigator Eugenio OÑATE IBAÑEZ DE NAVARRA - onate@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/01/2011 End date 31/12/2015
Coordinator CIMNE
Consortium members
Program FP7 (2007-2013) Call ERC-2010-AdG_20100224
Subprogram IDEAS Category Europeo
Funding body(ies) EC Grant 2.487.734,00 €
Abstract The objective of this research project is the development and experimental validation of a new generation of mathematical and computational methods allowing the solution of practical fluid-solid structure interaction (FSSI) problems of interest for predictive security of civil constructions to water-induced hazards. The scientific objective of SAFECON is the development, integration and validation of a next generation of predictive methods based on new mathematical models and efficient computational procedures integrating new particle-based methods and the finite element method for estimating accurately the dynamics of free surface multiscale heterogeneous flows and their interaction with constructions accounting for FSSI effects. These constructions include: buildings, bridges, harbours, dams, dykes, breakwaters, and similar infrastructures in hazard scenarios induced by water such as flooding, large sea waves, tsunamis and water spills due to the collapse of dams, dykes and reservoirs, among others. The specific aims of the project are: a) development and validation of efficient mathematical and computational models for the simulation of 3D free surface multiscale heterogeneous flows accounting for breaking waves, b) development and validation of mathematical and computational models for solving FSSI problems at large scale allowing for failure mechanisms in the structure and the soil, and c) application of the new computational methods for predicting the risk of failure in selected civil constructions under the effect of water forces. The ultimate output of SAFECON will be new validated computational methods for enhanced design and risk assessment of engineering constructions to protect human populations and civil infrastructure in presence of water-induced hazards.
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